Heart of the School Awards and Heart of the School Fund

Proudly hosted by the Fund for Educational Excellence, the Heart of the School Awards is a collaborative of dozens of businesses, foundations, individuals and nonprofits. This special night recognizes exceptional leaders who have demonstrated exemplary innovation, execution, and leadership, building strong school cultures.

Principals do incredible work every day on behalf of students and communities without the recognition and celebration they so often deserve. This annual event is intended to show them that Baltimore appreciates their work and the incredible impact they have on its children

This festive evening, free for all principals, highlights 10 exceptional principals as Heart of the School Award finalists, with five being honored as this year’s winners. Winners receive $2,500 to support needs at their schools as they see fit. Finalists and winners are selected from hundreds of community nominations.

The event closes with a strolling supper, drinks, and reception.

Proceeds from the Heart of the School Awards support the Heart of the School Fund, the year round program delivering grants to Baltimore City School Principals for school enhancement projects such as new technology, musical instruments, trips, professional development and more. Learn more about the Heart of the School Fund here.

Please visit our dedicated Heart of the School website to learn more about the celebration or to apply for a Heart of the School Fund grant.