Schott Honors Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Kavitha Mediratta and Landmark Education Campaign at 25th Anniversary Awards Gala
On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Schott Foundation for Public Education (@schottfound) marked 25 years of fighting to end educational inequities in America’s public schools by honoring grassroots, community and philanthropy figures who have led the charge for education justice.
Among them was noted civil rights activist Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, who received the foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Atlantic Philanthropies former Chief Strategy Advisor for Equity Initiatives and Human Capital Development Kavitha Mediratta, who received the Philanthropy Changemaker Award.
The foundation also honored the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) with the Lilo Leeds Legacy Award. For the more than a decade, CFE rallied for equitable funding for New York City schools, and its work led to a landmark litigation victory proving the state underfunded schools and denied students their constitutional right. Lilo Leeds is a cofounder of the Schott Foundation...