The Public Education Foundation is proud to announce it will honor Governor Brian Sandoval with its Education Hero Award, Don Snyder with the Lifetime Education Achievement Award and Hannah Brown with the Champion of Children Award at its 22nd Annual Education Hero Award Gala on Sept. 22 at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas.

“We are celebrating the achievements of individuals who share a commitment to excellence, love of community and an enduring drive to improve educational opportunities for all children in Nevada,” said Judi Steele, President & CEO of The Public Education Foundation.

  • Governor Brian Sandoval has made everlasting contributions to public education through his unwavering dedication to our children. His vision and bold leadership have catalyzed unprecedented reforms to and investment in Nevada’s education system. Governor Sandoval leaves an enduring legacy that will inspire Nevadans for generations to come.
  • Don Snyder is one of Nevada’s most admired leaders. For decades, this business executive’s guidance has been sought on the toughest issues facing the state. He has had a profound impact on education, both in the Clark County School District and at UNLV, where he served as acting President from 2014 to 2015.
  • Hannah Brown, a civic and community leader who is driven by fairness and a devotion to equality, is a true champion of children and public education. Brown, chairman emerita of the Urban Chamber of Commerce, also offers invaluable leadership on The Public Education Foundation’s Board of Directors.

All proceeds from the gala support the Foundation’s programs and initiatives to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools.

Seating is very limited. To obtain more information, please call The Public Education Foundation at (702) 799-1042 or visit