Sponsor the 28th Annual EDDY Awards


The EDDY Awards, a venture of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, is an annual event to celebrate excellence in teaching and teachers of the year from Duval County’s more than 170 charter and traditional public schools. The event is a moving gala dinner where teachers, their spouse/guest and principal attend, free of charge. More than 1,000 people – parents, fellow teachers, community leaders and other education advocates – attend the event, which culminates with the naming of the 2019 Duval County Teacher of the Year.

What: The 28h Annual EDDY Awards Gala Honoring: Nominees, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and the 2019 Duval County Teacher of the Year

When: Friday, February 15 2019; 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Hosted By: The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is an independent nonprofit organization that works to spark innovation, relationships and resources to power the potential within and around our public schools to achieve excellent outcomes for all students. Our work is centered around four interrelated goals, centered on creating a culture that elevates and empowers excellence in teachers, school leaders, parents and other neighborhood advocates.


School Sponsorship - $5,000
  • Benefits of Sponsorship
  • One (1) School Sponsorship table, which includes corporate seating for four (4)
  • Full page corporate advertisement in Gala program book
  • Separate logo listing on back cover of Gala program book
  • Logo placement in thank-you advertisement placed in the Florida Times-Union 
Teacher Sponsorship - $2,500
  • Benefits of Sponsorship
  • Corporate seating for two (2)
  • Half page corporate advertisement in Gala program book
  • Separate corporate listing on back cover of Gala program book
  • Priority corporate listing in thank-you advertisement placed in the Florida Times-Union
 Table Sponsorship - $1,000
  • Underwrite tickets for eight school-level Teachers of the Year
  • Corporate seating for 2
  • Corporate listing in thank you advertisement in the Florida Times-Union
For higher levels of sponsorship or custom-built sponsorship packages, please contact:
ReGina F. Newkirk 
Director of Development 
(615) 516-8004

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  • Date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
  • Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
  • Where: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
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