The Education Partnership’s 10th anniversary

Full Article: The Education Partnership’s 10th anniversary

The Place: The Education Partnership Teacher Resource Center in the West End on Thursday.

The Purpose: To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Education Partnership at the Teacher Resource Center and give the community and supporters an opportunity to tour the recently renovated facility including the STEAM Lending Library on the mezzanine.

More than 200 guests joined the open house party throughout the evening, including founder Justin Brown (with Christyl) and new executive director Josh Whiteside.

“Over the last 10 years, the education partnership has been privileged to provide over $17 million worth of school supplies to well over 100,000 students locally,” Mr. Whiteside said. “Today we are meeting the needs of 45,000 students each year and our goal is to not only grow the number of students we are serving, but also the way in which we serve them by offering the latest technology in addition to the basics.”

Board chair Ray Giarrusso welcomed everyone to the event with PNC Bank’s Sharon Cercone and principal of Pittsburgh Arsenal Patti Camper talking about the importance of the Education Partnership. Among the Pittsburgh Pirates who came to celebrate were Josh Bell, J.T. Brubaker and Cole Tucker.

#SEEN: Mingling and partaking in the buffet as they toured the facility were Laura Penrod Kronk, Heather Ferrari, teachers Dianne Furnival and Susan Wilder, Debra Krumenacker, Ken Shriber, Peggy Wolstoncroft, Giant Eagle’s Melinda Gaus, Jim Maug, Kate Luckett, Jennie Colbert, Tom Smith, Jack Scalo and board member