It’s our 25th Anniversary!

Teachers, families, public education advocates – come celebrate with us on the last day of the school year.

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Please join us on June 4, 2019, at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia! 

Every June, 400 public school supporters gather in celebration at the end of the school year. This festive event features awards for outstanding high school journalism, talented local musicians, a silent auction, and the opportunity to speak with the most influential voices in the local education community.

For information on helping plan the event, or to be a sponsor or program book advertiser, please contact Lauren Wiley at or 215-839-0082 ext. 106.

THE NOTEBOOK is thrilled to celebrate our 25th Anniversary on the final day of the school year! Our annual event will be a celebration of this exciting milestone for our nonprofit news organization. Our amazing community has made our decades of reporting possible, and we want to honor you this year: the parents, educators and advocates striving together in support of equity and quality in our public schools.

Our 25th Anniversary speakers will include:
• Stephen Flemming, English teacher and certified reading specialist at Martin Luther King High School, and an adjunct professor at Delaware County Community College
• Robin Roberts, Vocal advocate for high quality public education, public school parent and Director for Parents United for Public Education
• Dale Mezzacappa, Notebook contributing editor and veteran Philadelphia education reporter.

See you on June 4!

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
Wells Fargo
Drexel University School of Education
Elfant Wissahickon Realtors
Foundations, Inc.
SEIU Local 32BJ
Philadelphia Writing Project
Research for Action

To become an event sponsor, contact:

Lauren Wiley at or call 215-839-0082, ext. 106.

Thank you to our 2019 Champions for Change!

Carolyn & Tim Adams
Judy Adamson & Fred Jackes
Rebecca Alpert & Christie Balka
Regina Bannan
Judy Buchanan & Jim Parker
Jolley Bruce Christman
Michael Churchill
Louise D’Alessandro & Richard Hamilton
Susan DeJarnatt & Peter Schneider
Bob & Nancy Elfant
Dylan Ellis
Lawrence Feinberg
Wendy Galson & Susan Windle
Samuel Gluskin
Eli Goldblatt & Wendy Osterweil
Mary Goldman
Wendy Gosfield
Deborah Grill
Charlotte Hall
Lisa Haver
Anthony Hopkins & Ami Patel Hopkins
Harold Jordan
Chrissy Kind
Susan & James “Torch” Lytle
Bill & Diane Marimow
Michael Masch
Katey McGrath & Steven Haslam
Maura McInerney
Laura & Marc McKenna
Brandon Miller
Rochelle Nichols-Solomon & James Solomon
Maida C. Odom
Dina H. Portnoy
Heidi Ramirez
Len Rieser & Fernando Chang-Muy
Encarna Rodriguez & John Lavin
Sally A. Simmons & Charles A. Thrall
Paul Socolar & Sukey Blanc
Nan & Scott Steketee
Lynne & Bert Strieb
Andrew Toy

Betsey & Mike Useem

Debra S. Weiner
AMJ Foundation

*as of 4/30/2019