Tag: Education Philanthropy

Building the Private Sector “Bench”


July 27th, 2012

Whether from The Byrds or The Bible we’ve come to understand, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose….” I have thought a lot about these words recently as I’ve considered eight fulfilling years at the Rodel Foundation of Delaware and why I’ve decided to chart a path to something new.  After all, it’s been a...


Lessons from Building and Sustaining a Coalition for Education Improvement

Early Childhood Education, News

July 20th, 2012

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a group of elected officials from across the country who are interested in what it takes to build and sustain coalitions for education improvement.  The lessons I shared are those that we, in Delaware, have worked our way through since the launch of the Vision 2015 plan in 2006.  Developed by a broad...


Voting in Tomorrow’s School Board Elections is What’s Most Important

News, Policy and Practice

May 7th, 2012

Delaware’s school board elections scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8, have generated a lot more attention than in the past and my hope is that a lot more people go to the polls and vote (10am-8pm).    Our foundation’s mission is to help Delaware create world-class schools.  To that end, we worked with hundreds of parents, teachers, and...


Delaware RTTT Early Learning Challenge Out of the Starting Gates

Early Childhood Education, News

February 13th, 2012

The hard work has begun; after a short celebration for Delaware’s nearly $50M award for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, the Governor’s Office and Departments of Education, Health and Social Services, and Services for Children, Youth, and their Families are beginning to build capacity to implement all our commitments. Two...