2018-05-17 / News Briefs

An Evening for Education


Mitchell and Jennifer Jackson Mitchell and Jennifer Jackson The Newport Public Education Foundation will celebrate the great things happening in Newport’s public schools and honor the recipients of the Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards on Friday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at the Edward King House. The honorees include Peter and Melinda Gerard, Mitchell and Jennifer Jackson, and Sail Newport. The evening will include a grants showcase, music, raffle, hors d'oeuvres and beer and wine.

All proceeds will support the foundation's enrichment and community grants, which provide educational experiences that directly and positively impact the students of Newport's public schools. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the foundation has awarded more than $25,000 in grants to classroom teachers and community partners.



Peter and Melinda Gerard Peter and Melinda Gerard

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