Funding and Support

By identifying, attracting, developing, and amplifying the impact of thousands of leaders and managers in the education sector, Education Pioneers is poised to transform outcomes for kids. With your support, we can get there.

As a national nonprofit organization, Education Pioneers relies on a combination of philanthropy and program fees to operate our programs—and we're grateful to our current supporters. Learn more about what we do.

Why Give?

Talent matters. And it is the way to make education better.

By giving to Education Pioneers you are supporting the pipeline of talented managers, analysts, directors, leaders, and more outside the classroom who enable teachers and students to be more successful inside the classroom. They are critical to achieve lasting, systemic change of the education system for kids. Great policies and tools must be implemented with excellence at scale—a practical challenge that requires talented leaders and managers at all levels, often behind the scenes.

Pioneers transform systems. Systems support teachers. Teachers transform students.

Your support enables us to:

  • Identify and attract emerging leaders to the education sector

  • Develop and prepare these leaders for the challenges and issues facing education

  • Amplify the impact of EP Alumni working in education

  • Offer education organizations the talent they need to drive results for students

Current Supporters

$500,000 - $999,999

Anonymous ♦ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ♦ Carnegie Corporation of New York ♦ The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

$250,000 - $499,999

Anonymous (2) ♦ George Kaiser Family Foundation ♦ Sobrato Family Foundation

$100,000 - $249,000

Anonymous (2) ♦ The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation ♦ Credit Suisse ♦ FThree Foundation ♦ Hyde Family Foundations ♦ Kern Family Foundation ♦ Leslie Family Foundation ♦ Merrill Family Foundation 

$25,000 - $99,999

Anonymous (3) ♦ The Booth-Bricker Fund ♦ Finnegan Family Foundation ♦ Paul and Mary Finnegan  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ♦ The Lynch Foundation ♦ Gale Mondry* and Bruce Cohen ♦ Pro Bono Publico Foundation ♦ The Prudential Foundation ♦ Robert Sterling Clark Foundation ♦ Victoria Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Accenture ♦ Carson Foundation ♦ The Charlotte Foundation ♦ Deloitte & Touche LLP ♦ Alexander "Sasha" Duchnowski (2009 Alum) ♦ Longfield Family Foundation, Inc. ♦ Scott Morgan ♦ The Louis & Harold Price Foundation ♦ Sarah and Spencer Robertson Household ♦ The Rodel Foundation ♦ Rogers Family Foundation ♦ Bruce Sandys ♦ Jenny Shilling Stein ♦ Mike Silverman ♦ Strategic Grant Partners ♦ Sturm Family Foundation ♦ David Weinberg

$1,000 - $9,999

Acumen Solutions ♦ American Express Members Give ♦ Anonymous ♦ Baptist Community Ministries ♦ Alexandra Bernadotte (2007 Alum) ♦ Richard Billings (2006 Alum) ♦ Thomas Bradshaw ♦ Robert (Bob) Bridges ♦ Stephen Chan (2008 Alum) ♦ Eugine (2005 Alum) and Edward S. Chung ♦ Susie Crafton ♦ Gaurav Doshi ♦ Aimée Eubanks Davis* ♦ Katherine Finnegan (2012 Alum) ♦ Google ♦ Jeffrey Kang* (2007 Alum) and Victoria Tung ♦ KnowledgeWorks ♦ Nikhil Kumar (2014 Alum) ♦ Legal & General Investment Management America ♦ Elaine Loo ♦ Meghvi Maheta Roig ♦ Maura Marino (2007 Alum) ♦ MB Financial Bank ♦ Motorola ♦ PSEG Foundation ♦ Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Reily ♦ Seth Reynolds* ♦ Joshua Rubenstein ♦ Eileen Rudden* ♦ John Sassaris ♦ Gianna Shepard Bruno (2009 Alum) ♦ Paul Sherer ♦ The Shilling Family Foundation ♦ State Street Corporation ♦ The Stern Family Foundation ♦ SunTrust Foundation ♦ Texas Instruments Foundation ♦ Shannah Varon (2009 Alum) ♦ Ron Vogl ♦ Matt and Kate Westerlund (2015 Alum) ♦ Melissa Wu ♦ Brad Wynn ♦ Sisi Yang (2016 Alum)

$999 and below

21st Century Fox ♦ Megan Aghazadian (2008 Alum) ♦ AmazonSmile Foundation ♦ Anonymous (2) ♦ Andrea Arce (2012 Alum) ♦ Claudia Bach (2015 Alum) ♦ Lina Bankert ♦ John Becker ♦ Gregg Behr ♦ Lisa Berdie (2014 Alum) ♦ Aarti Bhatnagar (2014 Alum) ♦ Laurence Bleicher (2013 Alum) ♦ Michael Bonino (2006 Alum) ♦ The Boston Consulting Group ♦ Maggie Bove-LaMonica (2007 Alum) ♦ Mikaela Boyd and John Heller ♦ Anna Braet (2015 Alum) ♦ Margaret Brenner (2014 Alum) ♦ Mark Cheng (2011 Alum) ♦ Jennifer Chin ♦ Lauren Combs (2015 Alum) ♦ Community First Foundation ♦ Katherine Cueva (2015 Alum) ♦ Nina Culbertson (2015 Alum) ♦ Arlette De La Cruz (2017 Alum) ♦ Shanan DeBlaw ♦ Adrian DeLeon (2013 Alum) ♦ Colleen Desmond (2013 Alum) ♦ Carrie Douglass (2006 Alum) ♦ The Drexel Fund ♦ Shane Dunn (2017 Alum) ♦ Laura Dziorny (2011 Alum) ♦ Alexa Ehrlich ♦ Andrea Eisinberg (2016 Alum) ♦ Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile ♦ Facebook ♦ Jessica Fick ♦ Laura Fogliano (2008 Alum) ♦ Susan Fogliano ♦ Chris Folk ♦ Kelly Frazier (2012 Alum) ♦ Marc Fredson ♦ Kathleen Fujawa ♦ Heather Furman (2015 Alum) ♦ Jon Furr ♦ Kaitlin Gastrock (2009 Alum) ♦ Ranjini Govender (2008 Alum) ♦  Margot Grant Gould (2015 Alum) ♦ Sara Guderyahn ♦ Anna Hall (2008 Alum) ♦ Kevin Hall ♦ Lauri Hammer ♦ Kelley Hampton (2007 Alum) ♦ Deanna Harnett ♦ Marin Heiskell (2009 Alum) ♦ Jimmy Henderson (2007 Alum) ♦ Mary Katherine Holder (2015 Alum) ♦ Steve Hong (2007 Alum) ♦ Michele Houtchens (2014 Alum) ♦ Jeremy James (2012 Alum) ♦ Miguel Jiménez ♦ Brian C Johnson ♦ Mary Johnson ♦ Jared Joiner (2011 Alum) ♦ Jonathan Kaufman (2010 Alum) ♦ Andrew Kenny (2013 Alum) ♦ John Klann ♦ Brett Kornblatt ♦ Matthew Kowalsky ♦ Alexandra Landon (2017 Alum) ♦ Lucy Lbs ♦ Nancy Lee Chavez (2008 Alum) ♦ Laura Lee McGovern (2006 Alum) ♦ Matthew Lewin ♦ Susan Liu (2017 Alum) ♦ Elizabeth Luckock (2014 Alum) ♦ Suzanne Lynn ♦ John Lyons (2016 Alum) ♦ Athena Mak (2013 Alum) ♦ Avleen Makkar (2015 Alum) ♦ Stephanie Marek (2015 Alum) ♦ Lauren Mar tin Kushman (2005 Alum) ♦ Cary Matthews (2008 Alum) ♦ Anne McClellan ♦ McDonald's ♦ Alyssa McKeon (2016 Alum) ♦ Julie McPhillips (2017 Alum) ♦ Samuel Mondry-Cohen ♦ Charles Moore (2008 Alum) ♦ Kate Morgan ♦ Oars + Alps ♦ Jessica Ochoa Hendrix (2008 Alum) ♦  Daniel O'Neill ♦ Michael Oxman ♦ Yvette Philip (2013 Alum) ♦ David Phillips (2010 Alum) ♦ Jacqueline Pohl (2006 Alum) ♦ Nathan Randall (2012 Alum) ♦ Samuel Reid ♦ Edward Reynolds (2013 Alum) ♦ Richard Reynolds (2011 Alum) ♦ Jean Richardson ♦ Karishma Roopchand (2014 Alum) ♦ Dan Rosenstein (2017 Alum) ♦ Kathleen and Douglas Rouse ♦ Ariela Rozman and Christopher McGee ♦ Matthew Sack (2015 Alum) ♦ SAGA Innovations ♦ Abigail Schaller (2015 Alum) ♦ Camella Scott (2017 Alum) ♦ Robert Sepeda (2012 Alum) ♦ Stephanie Short (2018 Alum) ♦ Silvestri Paving Company ♦ Peter Skoglund ♦ Steve Sherman (2005 Alum) ♦ Nicole Smith (2015 Alum) ♦ Ash Solar (2007 Alum) ♦ Adena Spadaro (2016 Alum) ♦ Eric Stevens (2009 Alum) ♦ Barri Stiber (2008 Alum) ♦ Kaya Stone (2005 Alum) ♦ Liza Stutts ♦ The Surge Institute ♦ Jessica Sutter (2013 Alum) ♦ Julie Swerdlow Albino (2010 Alum) ♦ Symantec Corporation ♦ Stephen Tilley (2007 Alum) ♦ David Tilton (2018 Alum) ♦ Annie Toro (2017 Alum) ♦ Katherine Truitt Sharafi (2009 Alum) ♦ Krista Vander Leest ♦ Billy Vernon (2017 Alum) ♦ Emilie Wainwright (2017 Alum) ♦ Amara Warren (2015 Alum) ♦ Leah Webster (2017 Alum) ♦ Jason Weeby (2007 Alum) ♦ Lauren Weisskirk (2009 Alum) ♦ Elise West (2007 Alum) ♦ Jacob Williams (2015 Alum) ♦ Andrea Wolfe (2016 Alum)

*Member of the EP Board of Directors