Discover EL Education’s impact through the eyes of Atak Natali, high school student; Dr. Diamond Jack, school leader; and Tracy Haynes, middle school teacher. Their stories bring to life our approach to developing student achievement through positive character, innovative school design, and empowering literacy curriculum.

2017 Highlights

Our 2017 Supporters

We are grateful for the many individual donors and institutional funders that make generous philanthropic commitments to EL Education.

Lead Funders

These institutional funders are investing $1,000,000 or more in EL Education.

Board of Directors

R. Bruce Rich, Chair
Tracey Riese, Vice Chair
Scott Hartl, President & CEO
Irwin Silverberg, Treasurer
Jewelle Bickford
David J. Drucker

Greg Farrell, Founding President
Judith Glaser
Todd Gomez
Allen Grossman
Lee Klingenstein, Founding Chair
Corinne Rieder

Douglas Tansill
Alexandra Buckley Voris
Harriet L. Weissman
Virginia Hill Worden, Chair Emerita
Joanne Ziesing

Board of Directors

R. Bruce Rich, Chair
Tracey Riese, Vice Chair
Scott Hartl, President & CEO
Irwin Silverberg, Treasurer
Jewelle Bickford
David J. Drucker
Greg Farrell, Founding President
Judith Glaser
Todd Gomez
Allen Grossman
Lee Klingenstein, Founding Chair
Corinne Rieder
Douglas Tansill
Alexandra Buckley Voris
Harriet L. Weissman
Virginia Hill Worden, Chair Emerita
Joanne Ziesing

2017 Stewards

Exemplars
$100,000 – $999,999

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Booth Ferris Foundation
Entertainment Industry Foundation
Fund for Teachers
Pritchard Foundation
Raikes Foundation
James and Marsha McCormick
Melissa and Bruce Rich
Carol and Irwin Silverberg
Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman

Deep Learners
$25,000 – $99,999

Jewelle and Nathaniel Bickford
Marjorie B. Buckley
Ravenel and Elizabeth Curry Foundation
The Estée Lauder Companies
Greg Farrell
Daney and Lee Klingenstein
Tracey and Phillip Riese
Stuart Foundation
The Dhuanne S. and Douglas T. Tansill Foundation
Virginia H. and Geoffrey F. Worden
Alexandra Buckley Voris

Character Builders
$10,000 – $24,999

John W. Buoymaster
The Burnham Family Charitable Fund
Alexandra and David Drucker
Gable Family Foundation
Janis and Todd Gomez
The Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund

Pro-Bono Partners

Hall Capital Partners LLC
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

Crew
$1,000 – $9,999

Anonymous in honor of Harriet Weissman
Frances C. Ashley
Roland Barth
Michael I. Bernstein
Howard P. Calhoun Family Foundation
Lucy and Bill Friedman
John and Hope Furth
Susan and John Gevertz
Jane and Allen Grossman
The Robert G. and Ellen S. Gutenstein Family Foundation

Hugh J. Helfenstein
Gerry H. Hodes
Alan Kaufman
Linda Lorimer and Charley Ellis
Harold Krause
Paula K. Oppenheim
G. Frederick and Alice Perkins
Elizabeth S. Pforzheimer
Corinne and Ronald Rieder
Albert Sisto

J.P. and Kaki Smith
Barbara and Peter Strauss Philanthropic Fund
Nicki and Harold Tanner
Sanna Randolph Thomas
Jean Tisne
Lynn and Charles Weiner
James and Virginia Welch Foundation
Jo and Peter Ziesling

EL Education Endowment

These supporters made extraordinary gifts of $1,000,000 or more to create endowment funds.

Lee P. Klingenstein
Carol and Irwin Silverberg
Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman

2017 Stewards

Exemplars
$100,000 – $999,999

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Booth Ferris Foundation
Entertainment Industry Foundation
Fund for Teachers
Pritchard Foundation
Raikes Foundation
James and Marsha McCormick
Melissa and Bruce Rich
Carol and Irwin Silverberg
Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman

Deep Learners
$25,000 – $99,999

Jewelle and Nathaniel Bickford
Marjorie B. Buckley
Ravenel and Elizabeth Curry Foundation
The Estée Lauder Companies
Greg Farrell
Daney and Lee Klingenstein
Tracey and Phillip Riese
Stuart Foundation
The Dhuanne S. and Douglas T. Tansill Foundation
Virginia H. and Geoffrey F. Worden
Alexandra Buckley Voris

Character Builders
$10,000 – $24,999

John W. Buoymaster
The Burnham Family Charitable Fund
Alexandra and David Drucker
Gable Family Foundation
Janis and Todd Gomez
The Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund

Pro-Bono Partners

Hall Capital Partners LLC
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

Crew
$1,000 – $9,999

Anonymous in honor of Harriet Weissman
Frances C. Ashley
Roland Barth
Michael I. Bernstein
Howard P. Calhoun Family Foundation
Lucy and Bill Friedman
John and Hope Furth
Susan and John Gevertz
Jane and Allen Grossman
The Robert G. and Ellen S. Gutenstein Family Foundation
Hugh J. Helfenstein
Gerry H. Hodes
Alan Kaufman
Linda Lorimer and Charley Ellis
Harold Krause
Paula K. Oppenheim
G. Frederick and Alice Perkins
Elizabeth S. Pforzheimer
Corinne and Ronald Rieder
Albert Sisto
J.P. and Kaki Smith
Barbara and Peter Strauss Philanthropic Fund
Nicki and Harold Tanner
Sanna Randolph Thomas
Jean Tisne
Lynn and Charles Weiner
James and Virginia Welch Foundation
Jo and Peter Ziesling

EL Education Endowment

These supporters made extraordinary gifts of $1,000,000 or more to create endowment funds.

Lee P. Klingenstein
Carol and Irwin Silverberg
Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman

2017 Financials

From EL Education’s audited financial statements for the 2017 fiscal year.

Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently RestrictedTotal
Revenue, support and gains:
School, consulting and product revenue 12,432,721 12,432,721
Contributions and grants 712,522 9,254,064 9,966,586
Government grant 3,216,791 3,216,791
Other income 73,108 73,108
Investment income 139,148 139,148
Net assets released from restrictions 7,659,201 (7,659,201)
Total revenue, support and gains 24,233,491 1,594,863 25,828,354
Expenses:
Program services 19,251,282 19,251,282
General management and administration 2,848,993 2,848,993
Fundraising 813,291 813,291
Total expenses 22,913,566 22,913,566
Change in net assets 1,319,925 1,594,863 2,914,788
Net assets, beginning of year 4,824,452 6,680,182 1,988,473 13,493,107
Net assets, end of year 6,144,377 8,275,045 1,988,473 16,407,895

2017 Cost Drivers

Our Vision

When students and teachers are engaged in work that is challenging, adventurous, and meaningful, learning and achievement flourish.

Our Mission

To create classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations, and students achieve more than they think possible, becoming active contributors to building a better world.

Our Approach

We partner with schools and districts to bring an expanded vision of student achievement to life: one that includes mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work.

EL Education is a leading national K-12 nonprofit helping to build great schools in diverse communities across America.

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