Celebrating 25 Years of Guiding Gifted

“Our goal, the heart and mission of IEA, is to help the gifted child grow and live a purposeful, meaningful life in whatever way they choose.”

Elizabeth D. Jones, President + Co-Founder, IEA

Help us Celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

For 25 years, the Institute for Educational Advancement has been dedicated to ensuring that gifted children from all backgrounds have access to the educational opportunities and individual support they need to thrive and reach for their full intellectual and personal potential.

Recognized today as one of the nation’s leading organizations supporting gifted youth, IEA has been able to make a positive impact in the lives of over 11,000 children through our innovative programs and services, nurturing support and caring community.


25th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Thank you for joining us on September 23rd, 2023.

While the gala is over, we would like to continue the celebration by sharing the gala program, tribute ads, photos and video with our community. Commemorate this milestone and support IEA and gifted youth below.

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Saturday, September 23, 2023
Six o'clock in the evening

San Gabriel Country Club
San Gabriel, CA

IEA Past Board Chairs
Pasadena Unified School District

Dinner • Awards & Silent Auction • Program
Cocktail Attire • Valet Parking


Your contribution will help underserved gifted children of today and tomorrow reach for their full potential.



Byron Lichtenstein
Managing Director

Robert (Bob) Reppa
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation

Wendy and Johnny Hou

Thomas and Jin Oh

Kenneth and Michelle Hirschman


Ransom & Baker Publishing House, and
Adrian and Kimberley Guillemet

Anthony Azevedo and Marina Gershberg (Adam Azevedo)

Sophia Bernazzani Barron and David Barron

Li Yan and Quoqiang Chen

Michael Grebe

The Orum Family


Gary and Teresa Godfrey

The Hwang Family

Christina Hyun and Richard Chin

Neal and Helene Jenkins

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth and Darell Krasnoff

Lisa and Jason McDonell

Chris and Abby Newman

Guiding and Connecting Curious Minds

Other ways to support our 25th Anniversary: Donate | Become a Sponsor | Get Gala Tickets

Questions? Contact Jane Laudeman: JLaudeman@EducationalAdvancement.org | (626) 403-8900

For more information about our 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala, visit our event page

For more information about the Institute for Education Advancement, visit our website.

We ensure the specific needs of gifted youth are met so that they can work towards meeting their full intellectual and personal potential.

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