Philanthropy in Public Education



While public and private grant-makers have a significant interest in measuring the impact of their contributions to public education, many lack the tools to evaluate their long-term investments. The goal of this project is to build a new network of philanthropists and grantees from across the nation in order to share information and best practices about project design and evaluation.


Project Participants


  • Leslie C. Berlowitz
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Mary M. Brabeck
    New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • Frank Davis
  • John Ewing
    Math for America
  • Joseph Flom
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
  • Paul Goren
    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
  • Ellen Guiney
    Boston Plan for Excellence
  • Thomas J. Kane
    Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • James J. Kemple
    Research Alliance for New York City Schools
  • Edward Pauly
    The Wallace Foundation
  • Fernando Reimers
    Harvard University
  • Mark Rigdon
    JPMorgan Chase
  • Robert Schwartz
    Harvard University
  • Donald Stewart
    University of Chicago
  • Mary E. Walsh
    Boston College

Project Staff

John Tessitore