Special Events


With a "Beaker Toast" the Ed Fund launched the McKinney Center for
STEM Education

                  McKinney Family      McKinney Family          Beaker Toast

The Donald McKinney Center for STEM Education was launched in June 2017. It honors the legacy of Don McKinney, a beloved chemistry teacher who launched the Ed Fund’s Math and Science Coalition in 2009. Building on the Ed Fund’s history of excellent programming, and in collaboration with multiple community partners, the McKinney Center helps ensure that all Philadelphians are equipped with strong STEM knowledge and skillsets, enabling them to be successful in 21st century society.

This event introduced the inaugural class of McKinney Senior Fellows, an elite group of individuals who are advancing the national conversation on STEM education through their academic research and global corporate philanthropic leadership.