Virtual 2020 Innovative Learning Awards

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first-ever Virtual 2020 Innovative Learning Awards!

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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

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

Our 2020 PowerMyLearning Triangle honorees stole the show: fifth-grade student Skylyn, her mother Natasha, and her teacher Ms. Hickey.

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

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