Virtual 2020 Innovative Learning Awards

Join us for the first-ever Virtual 2020 Innovative Learning Awards at 7pm ET on Thursday, May 28!

Reserve your tickets today to help unleash the power of students, teachers, and families nationwide.

About the Event

The current health crisis is having a profound impact on children’s education. This is particularly true in the communities we serve, where educators are struggling to provide equitable learning experiences for every student and bring their families into the learning process. Demand for our proven approach to family engagement is skyrocketing and we need your support now more than ever.

We have decided to move forward with our annual gala by making it a fun and interactive virtual experience that you can join safely from the comfort of your home–or anywhere you choose. We rely on this event to sustain our organization, so we hope you will purchase your tickets today or simply support us with a donation.

This is a time for us to join together (virtually) as a community and support the students, teachers, and families who need it the most. As always, we appreciate your ongoing support.

The Virtual 2020 Innovative Learning Awards will start at 7pm ET on Thursday, May 28. Please stay tuned for program details.

Become a Sponsor

Become a sponsor and join PowerMyLearning as we seek to ensure that every child has the tools they need to succeed. We know children are most successful when they have a strong triangle of relationships supporting their learning. With your support, we can make that vision a reality for students across the country.

All sponsorships support PowerMyLearning’s programs and help us continue to strengthen the triangle of learning relationships between students, families, and teachers nationwide.

2020 Benefit Committee

Ruth Altchek, Co-Chair 

Christine Winter, Co-Chair

Carolyn Blankenship

Susan Brand

Michael J. Critelli

Daniel Dolgin

Gregory Gould

Roch Hillenbrand

Patrick Johnson

Jamie Joyce

Kristin Peta

Rhonda Powell

Dominique Schulte

Shruti Sehra

Travis Terry

2020 Innovative Learning Award Honorees

Visionaries of the Year

Daniel Dolgin
Co-Founder & Former Board Chair of PowerMyLearning 

Dan received a B. A. degree from Columbia College and a J. D. from Columbia Law School. Before leaving law practice to pursue investment opportunities, Dan served as a corporate lawyer at McDermott, Will & Emery, where he was a partner and head of the New York office. Before his tenure at McDermott, Will & Emery, Dan spent eight years at Towne, Dolgin, Sawyier & Horton, a commercial law firm of which he was a co-founder. In 1999, Dan teamed up with Elisabeth Stock, whom he assisted as PowerMyLearning evolved into the national, educational-equity service enterprise it is today. Shortly before Dan met Elisabeth, he had filed the certificate of incorporation for the company and secured its status as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt enterprise. He served as its initial board chairman until 2008 and will retire from his role as a member of the board in June 2020.

Loraine Gardner
President of Beyond the Horizon Travel Corp

Loraine is a graduate of Oberlin College and The University of Chicago Law School. She practiced corporate law, first with Dewey Ballentine and then with Rivkin Sherman and Levy. For several years following she was an at-home mother to sons Ben and Sam. In 1993 Loraine launched travel agency Beyond the Horizon Travel Corp. Beyond the Horizon Travel is an independent affiliate of Travel Experts Inc., a member of the Virtuoso consortium of luxury focused travel agencies. Since the 1990’s, Loraine has supported Dan’s mission to lessen the digital divide, including the founding of Computers for Youth, the original name of PowerMyLearning.

PowerMyLearning Triangle Award

We will honor an outstanding student, teacher, and family partner “trio” with the PowerMyLearning Triangle Award.

Tune in to learn about our 2019 Triangle Awardees: second-grade student Nathaniel, his parents Sandra and Gabriel, and teacher Mr. Steven!

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact Vanessa Kranwinkel at: or (212) 563-7300 x170

Mailing Address: PowerMyLearning, 520 8th Avenue., Floor 10, New York, NY 10018