Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsors

Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Carney Sandoe & Associates

Carney Sandoe & Associates provides faculty and administrator contingent placement, retained executive search, and strategic consulting services to independent, international, and like-kind schools. Founded in 1977, the CS&A Placement Group is recognized as the preeminent recruiter of teachers and administrators for PK-12 schools worldwide. The Executive Search Group has unparalleled expertise in retained head of school and top administrator executive search services for clients in the U.S. and abroad; The Consulting Group offers professional, management consulting in governance, institutional assessment, compensation analysis, board evaluation and strategic planning.


The Walt Disney Company

The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be a leading producer and provider of entertainment and information. Using our portfolio of brands to differentiate our content, services, and consumer products, we seek to develop the most creative and innovative entertainment experiences and related products in the world. We have a long-standing, forward-looking commitment to lead in diversity and inclusion and continue to drive change by telling important stories for communities across the world. From our humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to our preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family.


First Republic BankFirst Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. Community involvement with a focus on education has been a cornerstone of our mission. We provide schools with total banking solutions including tax-exempt financing, interim loans bridging capital campaigns and the seasonality of cash flows, cash management services, brokerage accounts for stock donations and short-term and long-term investment management.

First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. We are a member of NCGS and believe that donating time, money and knowledge to those who are best placed to make a difference to the lives of many is the right thing to do. It is truly a privilege to serve our schools and communities.


Graham-Pelton Consulting

Graham-Pelton

Graham-Pelton Consulting is the trusted leader in fundraising management, serving all nonprofit sectors worldwide. We empower girls’ schools to attract high-level philanthropy, enabling them to achieve their missions.

Simply put, Graham-Pelton helps make the world a better place. And that is precisely why they do it.


Platinum Sponsors

Girl UpGirl Up Logo

Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, safe, and counted, they transform their communities. Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up, speak up and rise up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a community of passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.


Bronze Sponsors

American Council for International Studies (ACIS)

ACIS Educational Tours is the quality leader in group educational travel to Europe, the Americas, Asia and beyond.  Since 1978 we’ve helped more than 500,000 teachers and their students discover the best of the world and the best of themselves through unique experiential learning opportunities and culturally connective experiences.


ArtCenter College of Design

Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design (artcenter.edu) is an international leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of creative disciplines with a focus on professional preparation and social impact. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round extension programs for kids, teens and adults. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.


CalWest Educators Placement

CalWest Educators recruits dynamic teachers and school leaders. Our commitment to inclusion places individuals at schools where they can be their authentic selves. We excel at building meaningful relationships. Former candidates share that our knowledge and guidance, both during and after the search process, was invaluable. Connect on LinkedIn to learn more!


Engineer Your World

Engineer Your World inspires girls to embrace engineering habits of mind in a project-based high school design course. Students develop creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills as they work to solve real-world problems. Created by engineers from The University of Texas and NASA, and refined through many years of collaboration with secondary educators, Engineer Your World is inspiring the next generation of problem-solvers.


Grand Classroom

Grand Classroom LogoGrand Classroom is a travel organization based in Virginia that organizes experiential educational programs for students. In addition to the important character-building aspects of student travel, the participants are exposed to a constant stream of interactive lessons in science, history and conservation.

Students working with Grand Classroom are outside the majority of the trip, and learn by hands-on experience with docents and expert guides. In this age of cell phones, computers, television and video games, the staff of Grand Classroom believes that students benefit greatly from education combined with movement and outdoor activity. The trips go to National Parks, historic cities and destinations abroad. Each adventure is customized to meet the objectives of each group.


Harvard Graduate School of Education

Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) serves more than 9,500 educators around the world each year through more than 90 programs for early childhood, K–12, and higher education professionals.

 


inherQuests

inherQuests is a company that creates fun financial education products for kids, with a special focus on girls. Using the experiential and play-based learning educational models, inherQuests has built a curriculum for girls in kindergarten through grade 2 based on educational standards that also align with common core. Its first product is its Financial Fun Boxes which are physical boxes filled with games and activities that focus on specific learning goals from the curriculum. Meant to be purchased by parents to be played at home, it can also be used to inspire ideas in the classroom, for playdates, and more. inherQuests is also creating on a full-fledged curriculum for schools, and will be expanding its age categories to cover elementary school, middle school, and high school, adjusting its method of delivery to include blended learning and digital products.


Nectar

Nectar is a sweet and simple college prep solution for busy bees. It all started when founder Brooklyn Dippo, then an education lobbyist, realized just how many gaps there were in resources for college-bound girls. Determined to bridge that gap, she traded committee rooms for a co-working space, started to build an online community that meets teens where they’re at, and developed the digital college prep resources she wishes existed when she was in high school.

Nectar is a student-centric company that is empowering young women to achieve their higher education goals through meticulously designed programs designed to boost confidence and success. In their first year, they helped students earn millions of dollars in scholarships with a 14-page free resource. In their second year, they’re set to impact even more students with the launch of their e-course, Bee Accepted, which is making college application simpler than they’ve ever been before. Say goodbye to college stress and say hello to Nectar!


orcutt | winslow

Committed to creating people-oriented architecture, Orcutt | Winslow has created innovative, functional, and cost-effective designs for more than 46 years. Our educational studio is focused on educational architecture and design, spending 40+ hours each and every week solving education-related issues. With hundreds of education projects in our portfolio and a dedicated education studio, we bring both knowledge and eagerness to learn to each project. From master planning to sustainable facilities planning, to architectural and interior design, Orcutt | Winslow brings to each project the sincere concern for each client’s needs, vision, and budget—for which we are known.


VentureLab

At VentureLab, we’re creating the next generation of innovators and changemakers by equipping educators, parents, and youth leaders with materials to teach the entrepreneurial mindset. Our programs promote fun, hands-on, experiential learning that focuses on strengthening kids’ entrepreneurial thinking, ingenuity, creativity, and confidence. They encourage young people, and especially girls, to be independent thinkers—to venture outside the box and create unique, norm-defying solutions for the challenges they are passionate about solving. We believe the true value in learning and practicing entrepreneurship lies in nurturing and growing an overall mindset and skillset–the ability to be confident and creative, to learn from failure, and to work well with others to bring your ideas to life. Our free online curriculum (available at venturelab.org) and professional development trainings foster courageous, enterprising youths who dare to dream and do!


World Challenge

We believe in the power of extraordinary experiences. They allow us to see ourselves, others and the world differently, and develop our confidence, independence and resilience.

 


Digital Sponsors

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College has been on the forefront of providing a rigorous education to passionate changemakers who have gone on to break new ground in education, the sciences, the arts, and social justice movements for the past 181 years. The Mount Holyoke College division of Professional and Graduate Education continues in this tradition, offering a range of degree programs, institutes and courses to support educators at all points throughout their career. Online and on-campus options. Ongoing professional development as well as master’s degree programs for Independent School educators. For more information, please click here.