Beyond the Ordinary:
Celebrating 10 Years of PoP
Inspired by our mission of education for all, the 2018 Pencils of Promise Gala will bring together the worlds of entertainment, art, technology and storytelling in celebration of the organization's 10th anniversary. The PoP Gala has become one of the most highly-anticipated charity events in New York City. Each year, the annual gala attracts over 650 culture-shapers, change-drivers and luminaries who collectively raise $2 million for global education at each event. All funds raised at the event go toward delivering quality education programs to children in the developing world. Currently, there are 250 million kids globally who can’t read and write—together we're changing this.
About Pencils of Promise
Pencils of Promise (“PoP”) is a for-purpose organization founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world. PoP works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide educational opportunities for children, no matter where they were born or what resources they have. To date, PoP has built over 470 schools throughout Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Laos, and is providing education to more than 90,000 students, establishing itself as a leader amongst the innovative global nonprofits working toward sustainable social change.