ACEL is proud to unveil its speaker for the 16th Anniversary Celebration, Pearl Chang Esau, founder and CEO of Shan Strategies.
Over the last decade, Pearl held the chief executive roles for the education non-profits Teach For America Phoenix and Expect More Arizona, helping to establish education as the #1 priority for Arizona voters and raising over $40 million from public and private sources. During her tenure, Expect More Arizona became a leading voice on education issues and played an integral role in raising expectations for Arizona students and the passage of Proposition 123, which resulted in $3.5 billion for K-12 public schools.
Pearl currently serves as a board member for Aliento Education Fund, Teach For America Phoenix, ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), and has been appointed to serve the last three Arizona governors on education issues. RSVP here:
About the Event:

Let us take this time to celebrate and recognize all of the great work ACEL has accomplished over the past 16 years. Come and join us for an afternoon of celebration & networking.

When: Saturday, April 23th, 2022
2:00 p.m. Registration & Networking Reception
3:00 p.m. Program begins

Where: SRP Pera Club, 1 E Continental Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Ticket Price:
Free for member
$30.00 non-member (PayPal payment by 4/20/2022)

$35.00 General Admission (after 4/20/2022)

Attire: Business professional.

If you are a NON-MEMBER you can become a member on our website

All tickets are non-refundable. All online payments must received by 4 p.m. on April 20th, 2022

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