Celebrating Heart & Fostering Hope: IEA's 20th Anniversary Celebration - Institute for Educational Advancement

Celebrating Heart & Fostering Hope: IEA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

by Morgan Carrion, Assistant to the President

On February 9, 2019, IEA celebrated its 20th anniversary! The event took place at Annandale Golf Club with over 100 guests in attendance. Student volunteers played music, facilitated jeopardy and mingled with guests. One family even put on a photo booth for the event! It was truly a wonderful night filled with old and new community members celebrating 20 years of friendship and services for gifted youth.

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20th anniversary

20th anniversary

20th anniversary

The evening also honored several key players in IEA’s development as an organization: The Bradley Foundation and IEA Senior Fellows, Patricia Gatto-Walden, Stephanie Tolan and Michael Piechowski. The honorees flew in from all over the country for the occasion.

20th Annivesary

20th anniversary

20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary

Student speakers, Nico and Alondra, shared about their experiences with IEA and the impact that the programs, teachers and support have had on their life.

20th anniversary

20th anniversary

20th anniversary

After dinner, a there was a DJ, dancing, desert, more jeopardy and photos.

20th Anniversary

20th anniversary

All in all the evening was a wonderful success. Thank you to all of those who helped support this event, including: Dennis Finnerman, Jill Hawkins & MHP Events, the sponsors and guests. We are so grateful for all of you!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Giant Sequoia

The Bradley Foundation
The Burke Family

Jeffrey Pine

Betsy Jones & Ted Mergenthaler
The McDonell Family
Teri and John Valentine

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The Balbuena Family
Becky and Peter Knell
The Lee Family
Math Academy
Parents of Alexander Miller
Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata, LLP
The Tracey Family

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