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.
Co-Founders Eric Adler and Raj Vinnakota.
“New York Times” columnist Thomas Friedman and Ann Friedman, SEED Foundation Board Chair.
Anthony Francavilla, Ann Brown, SEED Foundation Board Member Emeritus Helen Colson, and SEED Foundation CEO Lesley Poole.
Sarah Wallerstein and Dr. Sheila O. Walker.
SEED Foundation Board Chair Emeritus Ginger Newmyer, Lesley Poole, and Martha Webb.
Haise and Kevin Borgmann.
Richard Miller, SEED Foundation Board Member Rosalia Miller, SEED Foundation Board Member Elizabeth Galvin, Juanita Bermudez, and Michael Galvin.
SEED Foundation Board Member Marc Miller, Gina Coburn, Katie Byram, Raj Vinnakota, and SEED DC Board Member Brooke Coburn.
Lesley Poole and SEED Maryland Board Member Harry Lebow.
Jill Schwartz, Glenn Schwartz, Audrey Drossner, and Julia Vaughn.
SEED DC Board Member Dr. Joseph Wright and Lesley Poole.
Eric Adler, Lesley Poole, and Raj Vinnakota.
Secretary Arne Duncan speaks with Tom Friedman during the event’s keynote interview.
Lesley Poole with Secretary Duncan.