Vote with YOUR $$, if you object to the big money funding this year’s school board campaign:

and you are a WSFS customer, please consider withdrawing all of your assets this week.


4 thoughts on “Vote with YOUR $$, if you object to the big money funding this year’s school board campaign:

  1. Jack Polidori

    Mr. Young: Please run a basic search/profile on the person who is the incorporator of Delaware Voices 4 Education, Inc., the 501-c-3 organization that has graced our political midst.

    1. John Young

      You mean Ms. Sylvia Banks who is directly related to Vision 2015? The same who is on the Henrietta-Johnson Medical Center Board of Advisors that CSD gave FREE space in our School District Office? That person?

    2. John Young

      Info on Voices 4 Delaware Education predecessors Ed Voters of Delaware:

      We are thankful for the generosity of our supporters. The work of Education Voters of Delaware is supported by grants and contributions. We are grateful to a broad range of organizations and businesses within Delaware whose support has helped launch our work. These include the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, the Delaware Business Roundtable and its Education Committee, and the Delaware Community Foundation.

      Contributors to the Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee include: AAA Mid-Atlantic, AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Barclays, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware, Buccini/Pollin Group, CAI, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Christiana Care Health Services, Citizens Bank, Colonial Parking, Inc., Delmarva Power, Dover Downs, Inc., DuPont, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, McConnell Development, Inc., PNC Foundation, Verizon Delaware, WSFS Foundation.

      Executive Director

      Doug Gramiak
      Executive Director
      Community Service Building, Suite 106
      100 West 10th Street
      Wilmington, DE 19801
      (302) 384-773

      Doug Gramiak joined Education Voters of Delaware as its first executive director in January 2009 after spending nearly eight years as executive assistant to former Lt. Governor John Carney. There he served as chief of staff and helped create the award-winning initiative “Models of Excellence in Education,” which recognized and shared programs that have raised student achievement in Delaware’s schools. Additionally, Doug worked on issues such as health care, economic development and renewable energy, while handling constituent relations inquiries, working with the General Assembly and managing the office’s budget.

      Doug joined Lt. Governor Carney after spending more than a decade in the newspaper business, including two years at The News Journal in Delaware, where he was the political editor, and nearly a decade at the Delaware County Daily Times in southeastern Pennsylvania, where he started in the sports department and spent time as the editorial page editor before becoming the day city editor. Prior to that, Doug graduated from Swarthmore College and worked for former Congressman Bob Edgar of Pennsylvania and on the presidential campaign of the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois. Doug lives in Wilmington with his wife Stephanie and children, Carter and Margo. He serves on the board of directors for West End Neighborhood House in Wilmington as well as the regional advisory board for the Salvation Army.
      Honorary Co-Chairs

      Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.
      Carson Scholars Fund

      Dr. Linda J. Gilliam, DMD
      The Gilliam Foundation
      Governing Council

      The Governing Council brings together leaders from throughout Delaware who are committed to building a strong citizens’ voice for excellent schools. We appreciate their interest and involvement.
      Charles C. Allen III
      President and CEO Allen Family Foods, Inc.

      H.Raye Jones Avery
      Executive Director, Christina Cultural Arts Center

      Sylvia Banks (Chair)
      Manager, Government Affairs and Corporate Contributions,

      Eugene H. Bayard
      Attorney, Wilson, Halbrook & Bayard

      Ernest J. Dianastasis
      Managing Director, CAI; Chairman, First State Innovation; Chairman, Delaware Business Roundtable

      Paul A. Herdman
      President and CEO, Rodel Foundation of Delaware

      D. Wayne Holden
      Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch, Retired
      Dover D. Wayne Holden

      John Hollis
      Director of Community Relations, Nemours Health and Prevention Services

      Tyrone J. Jones
      Director, Corporate Community Alliances, AstraZeneca

      George Krupanski
      President and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware

      William D. Lingo
      Lingo Real Estate

      Peter J. Schmitt
      Voices Without Borders

      Marvin N. Schoenhals
      Chairman, WSFS Bank
      Wilmington Fred C. Sears II
      President and CEO, Delaware Community Foundation

      Oradelle Sewell
      Family Services Coordinator

      Ben Shaw
      Senior Vice President of Human Resources
      Christiana Care Health Services

      William H. Willis
      Willis Auto Group

      Deborah T. Wilson
      President and CEO, Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League

      James A. Wolfe
      President and CEO, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

  2. delawareway

    Ya know, these SOBs will have to wear this.

    Thanks for the recap. I have been swimming in the who’s who of all of these corpro-education reform Board, Advisory Board memberships for a few weeks now. It is bedtime reading of printouts and highlight pens and what is revealed is that it is mostly the same faces, corps. and orgs in a revolving door to these board rooms of power.

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