Thank You for Supporting the 2019 Education Hero Award Gala

The Public Education Foundation (PEF) honored three Nevadans at its annual Education Hero Award Gala on September 28th at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas: United States Senator Richard Bryan with the Education Hero Award, the late Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson with the Champion of Children Award, and State Senator Joyce Woodhouse with the Lifetime Education Achievement Award.

We would like to thank Governor Steve Sisolak, Attorney General Aaron Ford, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren, PEF Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Jan Jones Blackhurst, R&R Partners CEO Billy Vassiliadis, former County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow, and many other distinguished Nevadans who helped raise funds for PEF programs and recognize the achievements of three of Nevada’s finest public education advocates.

View 2019 Gala Photos

The dinner raised approximately $500,000 for The PEF. The Education Hero Awards Gala is The PEF’s largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event support The Foundation’s programs and initiatives designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nevada’s public schools.

2019 Annual Campaign funds raised to date



Items distributed this year

Artists 4 Kidz

Raised for arts education

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