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 from 4:30 to 7 pm 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  —  Preferred Meals

Drexel University School of Education  —  PECO

Elfant Wissahickon Realtors  —  Seymore & Helen Ann Rubin Foundation

New City Writing Project at Temple

SEIU Local 32BJ  —  Arcadia University

Teamsters Local 502 – Commonwealth Association of School Administrators

Philadelphia Writing Project  —  Camelot Education

Research for Action  —  Foundations, Inc.


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
Wendy Epstein & James Steiker
Bill Ewing
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
Feather Houstoun
Harold Jordan
Debra & Jim Kahn
Chrissy Kind
Deborah Gordon Klehr

Bill & Diane Marimow
Michael Masch
Katey McGrath & Steven Haslam
Maura McInerney
Laura & Marc McKenna
Brandon Miller
Gwendolyn Morris
Mara Natkins & Jerry Fagliano
Rochelle Nichols-Solomon &
James Solomon
Maida C. Odom
Meghan Payne
Dina H. Portnoy
Len Rieser & Fernando Chang-Muy
Encarna Rodriguez & John Lavin
Rebecca & Andrew Reumann-Moore
Sally A. Simmons &
Charles A. Thrall
Elaine Simon & David Crawford
Paul Socolar & Sukey Blanc
Nan & Scott Steketee
Janet & Sy Stotland
Lynne & Bert Strieb
Mary Summers & Rogers Smith
Andrew Toy
Betsey & Mike Useem
Debra S. Weiner
AMJ Foundation

*as of 6/01/2019