The Celebration of Excellence (COE), Excel Academy’s flagship fundraising event, will bring together 250+ business and industry leaders, private supporters, board members, Excel teaching and administrative staff, Excel alumni, and current middle and high school students to the Exchange Conference Center, right along Boston Harbor, in the Seaport. Last year, Governor Charlie Baker was our special guest and reinforced his support for high-quality education options for all families across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, using Excel Academy as a prime example of what is possible.
The uplifting event will begin with an hour-long cocktail hour, and will be followed by a sit-down meal and program. The purpose of the event is to raise money to support Excel’s growth needs and to increase awareness of the impact Excel is having on its students, families, and communities. The evening demonstrates and tells stories of how our success is based on our nurturing environment built on exceptional teaching, high expectations, and collaboration among students, teachers, and families. The future of Boston lies in our young people, and your support is critical for Excel Academy to continue to enhance the lives of Boston’s youth and our communities.
The CEO of Excel Academy, Owen Stearns, will provide an update on the state of our organization as we prepare to launch our high school this fall and open a brand new building in East Boston paid for with private support next fall. We will also hear emotional stories from students and parents about how an Excel Academy education is changing the opportunities available to their families.
The evening promises to be fun and inspirational.