The Public School Forum has many recognition options for sponsors, including annual events such as the Color of Education Summit and Eggs & Issues Breakfast, along with ads that appear during our weekly television show Education Matters and opportunities to be highlighted in our weekly Friday Report newsletter. We rely on sponsorship dollars to support these events and critical areas of research and policy analysis that staff at the Forum undertake. Sponsors of our events are all considered a part of our Forum Partners Program.

In an effort to ask our friends less frequently for their support and to better provide the full range of recognition opportunities the Forum offers, we moved to the Forum Partners Program model in 2020. This model allows organizations to tailor their recognition for their specific needs and includes many potential recognition opportunities. Want to just sponsor one event instead of several? Great! Want to be recognized at every event? You got it. Interested in only sponsoring Education Matters? No problem. We can tailor your recognition to fit your organization’s needs.

Our Forum Partners Program is an opportunity to share your organization’s brand with thousands of North Carolinians. More importantly, it’s a way to share your commitment to the idea that each child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential through equitable and meaningful public education, and that educating our children well nourishes our state’s civic and economic vitality.

Your Forum Partnership is valid for one calendar year from the date of returned signed Partner agreement. Jay Robinson Education Leadership Gala recognition is NOT included in the Forum Partners Program for 2021. Once we determine a time to once again host the Gala, separate sponsorships will be made available for that event.

For more information, to discuss recognition preferences and to become a Forum Partner, please contact Marisa Bryant, Director of Strategic Partnerships, at 919-781-6833 ext. 100 or


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