Join us in New York City
Event Details


Monday, June 12, 2017

6:00pm – 9:00pm


The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Pier 61, West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011


Cocktails, Small Plates, and Dessert


Business Casual Attire

Visionary of the Year: Michael J. Critelli

Former Chairman and CEO of Pitney Bowes, President and CEO of Dossia Service Corporation, and member of the National Board of Directors of PowerMyLearningMJC Photo

Michael J. Critelli, who retired from Pitney Bowes, a global mailstream and e-commerce solutions provider in 2008, has been an industry leader and innovator in diversity and inclusion programs, leadership development, transportation and environmental sustainability strategies, education and literacy philanthropy, and workplace-driven health programs. Since retirement, Mike has been a feature film producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor in multiple high-tech businesses.

Learning Pioneer: Emary Aronson

Acting Chief Program Officer at the Robin Hood FoundationEmary_Aronson

Emary Aronson is the Interim Chief Program Officer for Robin Hood. In that role she has overall responsibility for Robin Hood’s programmatic efforts. Founded in 1988, Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, which finds, funds, and partners with programs that are proven to be effective remedies to poverty and a consistent force for good in the lives of New Yorkers in need. In 2016, Robin Hood strategically invested more than $120 million in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, job training programs, charter and public schools, and other vitally important services. Until March, Emary was the Managing Director for Education. Robin Hood supports a variety of schools and education-related programs – including PowerMyLearning.

Personalized Learning Triangle Award: To Be Announced

This award will be presented by a student to their teacher and to their parent. This student, along with their teacher and parent, exemplify how technology can strengthen learning relationships and create joyful learning experiences for students.

Event Tickets
Purchase your tickets today!

By joining us for the Innovative Learning Awards, you are helping to support PowerMyLearning’s work across the country. Learn more here.

Individual Event Tickets are $300.

Underwrite an Educator If you would like to underwrite the cost of attendance for an educator in a PowerMyLearning partner school, please select the option below.

Young Professional Tickets are also available (for those who are 35 years old or younger) at a discounted rate of $150. There is a limited amount of these tickets.

Unable to attend? We’ll miss you, but you can still show your support by completing the General Contribution option below.

To purchase your tickets, use the payment widget below.

Sponsorship Opportunities
We look forward to your partnership!


At PowerMyLearning, we deeply value our partnerships with major corporate and individual donors. We assure you that we will serve your generous investment well. We are committed to delivering valuable benefits and maintaining a positive partnership experience to each sponsor of our Innovative Learning Awards. To learn more, click here .

PRESENTING SPONSOR ($100,000) Priority seating, branded ownership of the entire event, and more

STUDENT SHOWCASE SPONSOR ($40,000) Priority seating, in-room student demonstration program feature sponsor’s branding, and more

IMPACT SPONSOR ($25,000) Priority seating, in-event acknowledgement, and more

TEAM SPONSOR ($12,500) Logo featured on invitation and event emails, and more

PLATFORM SPONSOR ($7,500) Name listed on invitation and event emails, and more

Click here for a copy of the sponsorship form containing complete details.

Can’t make it to the event but still want to contribute? Click here!

Learn more about us by checking out this quick one-page look  into who we are.


As the leading national digital learning non-profit working for educational equity in low-income schools, PowerMyLearning relies on generous support from individuals and corporations. We are especially appreciative of early support.

If you’d like to see your name or company logo here, please contact Stacey Williams, Managing Director of External Relations, at!

Because of you, our work is made possible.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!
Interested in joining the Benefit Committee?

The Benefit Committee helps ensure that the Innovative Learning Awards are a great success. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Stacey Williams, Managing Director of External Relations, at or 212-563-7300 ext. 163 for further information.

Benefit Committee
  • Holly Delany Cole, Co-Chair
  • Dan Dolgin, Co-Chair
  • Carolyn Blankenship
  • Mogolodi Bond
  • Michael J. Critelli
  • Betsy Fader
  • Gregory Gould
  • Greg Gunn
  • Eric Gural
  • Brandon Hedvat
  • Jason Hirschhorn
  • Chris Perry
  • Kristin Peta
  • Michael Poser
  • Rhonda Powell
  • Shruti Sehra
  • Monica Verma
The Innovative Learning Awards at Chelsea Piers Lighthouse