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

2020 Supporters


Anonymous ♦ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ♦ Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

$100,000 - $249,000

Anonymous  ♦ Carnegie Corporation of New York ♦  Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation ♦ Merrill Family Foundation ♦ OSSE’s Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support ♦ Sobrato Family Foundation ♦ The Walton Family Foundation ♦ The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

$25,000 - $99,999

Anonymous ♦ Jim & Nancy Bildner ♦ Crown Family Philanthropies ♦ The Denver Foundation ♦ Finnegan Family Foundation ♦ FThree Foundation ♦ Hyde Family Foundations ♦ Leslie Family Foundation ♦ The Lynch Foundation ♦ Gale Mondry and Bruce Cohen ♦ The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation ♦ Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Debbie and Robert Bridges ♦ Cabot Family Charitable Trust ♦ Chrysalis Fund ♦ Gaurav Doshi & Anjali Desai ♦ Sasha Duchnowski* ♦ Deloitte & Touche LLP ♦ Katherine Finnegan* ♦ Joel Atlas Skirble/Equipo Atlas Foundation ♦ Pro Bono Publico Foundation ♦ The Prudential Foundation ♦ Shelby County Board of Commissioners

$1,000 - $9,999

Acumen Solutions ♦ American Express Members Give ♦ AutoZone, Inc. ♦ Chelsea Banks Craigie* ♦ Richard Billings* ♦ Tom & Felicia Bradshaw ♦ Stephen Chan* & Tim Schofield ♦ Chicago Blackhawks Foundation ♦ Ying and Gary Chin ♦ Sarah Cryder* ♦ Exelon Corporation ♦ Fifth Third Chicagoland Foundation ♦ Elaine Loo ♦ Cary Matthews* ♦ Scott & Doran Morgan ♦ Regional One Health ♦ Seth Reynolds ♦ Eileen Rudden & Josh Posner ♦ Bruce Sandys ♦ John Sassaris ♦ Lauren Schwartze ♦ The Shilling Family Foundation ♦ Josh & Jenny Stein ♦ The Stern Family Foundation ♦ SunTrust Foundation ♦ Ron Vogl & Elizabeth Espinosa ♦ Melissa Wu & Michael Rigney ♦ Brad & Christine Wynn ♦ Sisi Yang*


*EP Alumnus/a