Join us Up On The Roof to support SPEF and SPS students

Wednesday, June 1 | 5:00 PM | The Rooftop Terrace @ 600 Washington Boulevard


Excellence in Education Awards 2022

SPEF’s Excellence in Education Awards Presented by NatWest will be hitting new heights this year, and we want to be sure YOU are part of the celebration! Join us on Wednesday, June 1 from 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM at the unique Rooftop Terrace @ 600 Washington Boulevard. Once again, we’re bringing together community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies 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.

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

Spring Celebration: Sunday, June 6th

There was music in the air at Mill River Park as SPEF brought the community together for its first-ever Excellence in Education Celebration. This outdoor celebration honored award recipients and SPEF supporters while featuring performances by students from all over Stamford.

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 2020 Awards: June 22nd at 6PM

The annual event was held virtually in 2020 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 2020 award recipients:

SPEF Educator Award Brenda Zanga, AITE
SPEF Leadership Award Wendy Block & Vicki Craver, Founders of Impact Fairfield County
SPEF Philanthropy Award Pitney Bowes
Stamford Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award Lisa Legato-Howlett & Barbara Hanauer

Excellence 2021 Photos

Special Thanks to our Photographer: Denice Dutra-Laveris


SPEF IS PROUD TO HONOR THE FOLLOWING 2022 AWARD RECIPIENTS

SPEF Leadership Award
State Senator Pat Billie Miller

Stamford native Senator Miller is being recognized for her tireless advocacy for education reforms that help address and improve Connecticut’s education opportunity gap.

 

SPEF Educator Award
Announced at the Ceremony

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

SPEF Community Giving Award
Deloitte

Deloitte is being recognized for its commitment to volunteering, especially in the area of education, and for its generosity in helping SPEF pursue its mission.

 

SPS Teacher of the Year
Special Presentation

The Stamford Public Schools will be presenting their peer-nominated SPS Teacher of the Year Award and celebrating their Spotlight winners.

Past Excellence in Education Awards Photos


SPEF THANKS THE FOLLOWING 2022 SPONSORS