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Education Leaders Honored SEED Foundation Co-Founders at the U.S. Institute of Peace

Co-Founders Raj Vinnakota and Eric Adler (center) with their families. Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.
Co-Founders Raj Vinnakota and Eric Adler (center) with their families. Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

On October 2, education leaders and supporters of the SEED network of public, college-preparatory boarding schools gathered at the U.S. Institute of Peace to honor the innovation and dedication of SEED’s co-founders, Eric Adler and Raj Vinnakota. Event highlights included an interview with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, conducted by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman; and remarks by Lesley Poole, The SEED Foundation’s new CEO.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Co-Founders Eric Adler and Raj Vinnakota.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

“New York Times” columnist Thomas Friedman and Ann Friedman, SEED Foundation Board Chair.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Anthony Francavilla, Ann Brown, SEED Foundation Board Member Emeritus Helen Colson, and SEED Foundation CEO Lesley Poole.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Sarah Wallerstein and Dr. Sheila O. Walker.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

SEED Foundation Board Chair Emeritus Ginger Newmyer, Lesley Poole, and Martha Webb.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Haise and Kevin Borgmann.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Richard Miller, SEED Foundation Board Member Rosalia Miller, SEED Foundation Board Member Elizabeth Galvin, Juanita Bermudez, and Michael Galvin.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

SEED Foundation Board Member Marc Miller, Gina Coburn, Katie Byram, Raj Vinnakota, and SEED DC Board Member Brooke Coburn.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Lesley Poole and SEED Maryland Board Member Harry Lebow.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Jill Schwartz, Glenn Schwartz, Audrey Drossner, and Julia Vaughn.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

SEED DC Board Member Dr. Joseph Wright and Lesley Poole.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Eric Adler, Lesley Poole, and Raj Vinnakota.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Secretary Arne Duncan speaks with Tom Friedman during the event’s keynote interview.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Brown, The SEED Foundation.

Lesley Poole with Secretary Duncan.

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