Now It's Your Turn
Together, we can create a brighter future for children across the globe. Let’s get started.
Start a Fundraising Campaign for Education
There’s no wrong way to fundraise for education. Campaign with your friends, run a marathon, get your company involved, donate your birthday, start a wedding registry – the sky’s the limit. How will you join the movement?
Volunteer With a PoP Club or Council
Give the gift of time and begin your journey in philanthropy by joining our young professionals committee. Plan events and campaigns with your friends to build classrooms in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos.
- PoP Clubs
- Leadership Council
- Impact Council
- CSR Council
PoP clubs in schools promote our shared mission to unlock the promise of children through quality education. Students come together to plan creative events and campaigns that their friends will love, all while creating tangible good within our partner communities.
Appalachian State University
Calabasas High Club
Centennial High School
Ellicott City, MD
Commack Pencils of Promise
Concord Carlisle High School
Cosumnes Oaks High School
Elk Grove, CA
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
Florida Gold Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
Hicksville Middle School
Menlo-Atherton High School
Mission San Jose High School
Newtown High School Pencils of Promise
Payson High School
Plano East Sr. High School
Riya and Niranjana Dance School
New Brunswick, NJ
Stuyvesant High School
New York, NY
University at Albany
University of California-Irvine
University of Connecticut
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
University at Buffalo
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Toronto
The PoP Leadership Council provides an opportunity for highly motivated, socially conscious young professionals to get a head start on their philanthropic giving and make their voices heard. The council serves as a platform for members to network and support PoP’s mission through events, advocacy and fundraising.
Impact Council is a select group of industry leaders in education, international development, evaluation and research committed to advising Pencils of Promise in all aspects of our impact. PoP’s ability to be on the cutting edge of education innovations, strategic scale, rigorous evaluation, transparency and global best practices remains an integral part of our ability to provide quality education environments. By contributing your time and expertise, you’ll help us effectively improve our programs and solidify our presence as one of the leading organizations in the education sector.
Qualitative Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Blockchain Strategist, UNICEF
Business Process Architect, charity:water
Capacity Building Coordinator, INEE
DAVID R. GOLDBERG, Ph.D.
Chairman Emeritus, Lensdrop Inc. and Social Studies Educator
Senior Managing Director for School and Community Partnerships, Teach for All—Massachusetts
Director of Programs, Literacy Inc.
Education in Emergencies Specialist, Save the Children
Community Engagement and Outreach Associate, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation
Director of Non-Profit Solutions for Program Management, Salesforce.org
Data Engineer, Fraym
JULIA FIRESTONE (Chairperson)
Innovation and Learning Strategy, Pearson
Assistant Director, Columbia University
Regional Work and Family Life Coordinator, Navy Fleet and Family Support Program
Program Manager for Integration, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
National Project Director of Baby’s First Years, Columbia University
Education Program Manager, Village Health Works
Learning & Development Program Manager, Betterment
Education in Emergencies, UNICEF
ROBERT LINDSLEY, Ph.D.
Global Duty of Care Director, International Rescue Committee
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Consultant
Head of Sales Strategy & Operations, General Assembly
TOM CASAZZONE, J.D.
Executive Director, Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center
The CSR Council unites like-minded professionals in roles associated with Corporate Social Responsibility to serve as ambassadors for the organization internally to their company leadership and talent and externally to their personal and professional networks. Through event marketing, social media and unique business opportunities, they strive to elevate the business community’s awareness of PoP and increase revenue.
JESSICA GINGERELLI DAHL
Partner With PoP
Join our community as a corporate brand partner or impact partner. Amplify your impact and brand and become a global ambassador of education.
Spread the Word
Need help getting started? Here are all the resources you need to tell your story and raise awareness and funds for PoP’s mission.
Commitment, creativity and a passion for education: Meet some of our campaigners.