Promoting Educational Equity and Excellence

January 28, 2009 at 12:44 am Leave a comment

posted by BSCAA

Last week’s Niemeyer Series panel discussion on school reform was preceded by the presentation of the first John H. Niemeyer Award for Leadership in Advancing Educational Equity and Excellence. Stephanie Bell-Rose’s work at The Goldman Sachs Foundation, and before that at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, reflects a deep commitment to helping youth from all backgrounds reach their full potential through high-impact educational investments.  After President Dickey presented the award, Stephanie spoke about the power of education, and, particularly, about the creation, potential, and achievements of Bank Street’s Liberty Leads Program. Stephanie’s dedication to developing the full potential of all people, along with the thoughts and ideas shared by the five panelists, inspired continued conversation among those who attended the event.
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Bank Street College presented Goldman Sachs Foundation President Stephanie Bell-Rose with its first John H. Niemeyer Award for Leadership in Advancing Educational Equity and Excellence.

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Panelist and Bank Street Trustee Tom Payzant & Bank Street President Elizabeth Dickey with John C. Whitehead, Founding Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Foundation

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Bank Street President Emeritus Gussie Kappner with Nancy Niemeyer Rovin & Alyn Rovin

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Linda Darling-Hammond, one of the panelists who spoke about reforming our schools

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Alyn Rovin, Nancy Niemeyer Rovin, Bank Street President Elizabeth Dickey

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Bank Street students and faculty attended the Niemeyer panel discussion.

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