Thursday, April 27th ~ 5:30 PM

Stamford Mariott Hotel and Spa, 243 Tresser Boulevard Stamford

Join us at the 16th annual Excellence Education Awards, as we celebrate those in our community who are dedicated to enriching the lives of students and families in Stamford Public Schools.

All proceeds from the event will benefit SPEF’s educational programs, delivered to students in Stamford’s 21 public schools.


All proceeds from the event will benefit SPEF’s educational programs, delivered to students in Stamford’s 21 public schools.


Excellence in Education Awards 2023

The 16th Annual Excellence in Education Awards is coming up! On April 27th, 2023, join SPEF as community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies gather to celebrate the power of public education.

The evening features a networking reception with a silent auction, musical performances, delicious hors d’oeuvres paired with specially selected wine and beer, and, of course, the award ceremony.

This year’s event will celebrate our community’s commitment to literacy and the importance of inspiring a passion for reading in all students. We are thrilled to be honoring the following friends of SPEF with the SPEF Leadership in Literacy Award, which recognizes those who serve the Stamford community and go above and beyond in their support of public education and specifically, children’s literacy.  In addition to these three awards, we will be announcing the nominees and winner of the SPEF Educator Award!


SPEF IS PROUD TO HONOR THE FOLLOWING 2023 AWARD RECIPIENTS

1

SPEF Leadership in Literacy Award
Amy Beldotti

Associate Superintendent,
Teaching and Learning,
Stamford Public Schools

2

SPEF Leadership in Literacy Award
Alice Knapp

Chief Executive Officer
Ferguson Library  

3

SPEF Leadership in Literacy Award
Reading Is Fundamental

RIF is recognized for its commitment, especially in the area of education, and for its generosity in helping SPEF pursue its mission.

4

SPEF Educator Award
Announced at the Ceremony

The educators were nominated by Parent-Teacher Organizations and the winner was selected by SPEF’s Board of Directors.


SPEF THANKS THE  2022 SPONSORS

Excellence in Education 2022 Awards: June 1 at 6PM

The annual event was held at the unique Rooftop Terrace @ 600 Washington Boulevard and continued the tradition of bringing together community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies to celebrate the power of public education for students and families in Stamford.

SPEF honored the following 2022 award recipients:

SPEF Educator Award Jennifer Argenio, Rogers International School
SPEF Leadership Award Patricia Billie Miller, State Senator
SPEF Community Giving Award Deloitte
Stamford Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award Jonathan Ringel, Stamford High School

Excellence in Education 2021 Awards: March 25th at 6PM

The annual event was held virtually in 2021 and continued the tradition of bringing together community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies to celebrate the power of public education for students and families in Stamford.

SPEF honored the following 2021 award recipients:

SPEF Educator Award Katie Welsh
Luciana Lira
Betsy DeSantis
Ryan Carey
Fred Kelley
SPEF Leadership Award Jack Bryant (posthumous)
SPEF Philanthropy Award Gartner
Stamford Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award Donna Kaiser

Excellence in Education 2022 Photos (Awards)

Excellence in Education 2022 Photos (Cocktails and Conversation)

Special Thanks to our Photographers: Denice Laveris, Lew Finkel, Cristian Pimienta