2018 Preconference Sponsorship Packet


Grantmakers for Education Preconference Session
on Maker-Centered Learning

October 15, 2018 - San Diego, CA


Grantmakers for Education is excited to offer the preconference session, Learning for the Future: Maker-Centered Learning, Birth to Career, highlighting maker-centered learning from 1:00-3:30 p.m. on October 15, 2018, immediately preceding our annual conference.

In and out of school, makers combine physical and digital skills from science and engineering, technology and media, crafting and the arts to learn how to work together to solve problems. Maker-centered learning is about igniting engaging, relevant and equitable learning practices to support learners navigating rapid social and technological change.

The preconference session will be filled with engaging presentations, small-group discussions, and of course, hands-on activities to help grantmakers learn about the maker movement and its potential for addressing equity, workforce development, and preparing students for the future. Organizations and funders leading the way in maker-centered learning will expertly guide the discussion and activities.

This preconference is an important opportunity to increase understanding of the value of this pedagogy in the field of education philanthropy.

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About Grantmakers for Education

Grantmakers for Education is the largest and most diverse consortium of education philanthropists in the nation.

Founded in 1995 on the premise that collective insights, shared resources and constructive collaboration enable grantmakers to make more intentional and impactful investments in public education and beyond, Grantmakers for Education set out to demonstrate the power of networks in affecting greater change.

Our motto, Together, what’s next, positions us to build upon our strong history and move with our members toward the future, exploring new ideas and more strategic ways of working together.

Become a Sponsor

Be a part of this unique opportunity to support the whole learner and maker-centered learning. Grantmakers for Education set the registration fee for this event at a cost that makes the program accessible to all attendees. However, registration fees do not cover the full cost of the event. Therefore, we rely on supporters like you to underwrite this learning experience for those striving to improve outcomes and expand opportunities in whole learner education. 

Sponsor Recognition

All sponsors will:

  • Be acknowledged during the opening remarks at the event.
  • Be recognized on the Grantmakers for Education preconference web page and on signage at the event.
  • Receive complementary preconference registration based on contribution amount.

If you have any questions or would like to become a sponsor, please contact Heidi Starks, hstarks@edfunders.org, 503-595-2100.