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The PDK Educational Foundation

Supporting teaching, learning, and public education

About the Foundation

Established in 1966 by a generous gift from George H. Reavis, the Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Educational Foundation supports the philanthropic programs and services of PDK International. Gifts from Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Lambda Theta, Educators Rising members, and other generous individuals and organizations help to sustain PDK’s programs that engage educators and strengthen schools, so that all students thrive.
Scholarships for Educators
We invest in the future of education by awarding 100+ scholarships a year to individuals interested in pursuing a career in education. Scholarships are available for high school students, college students, and individuals pursuing advanced degrees.

Meet our 2019 scholarship recipients

Learn more about our Scholarship Program

Educators Rising
Through the EdRising Academy curriculum, a national conference, leadership opportunities, and more, we inspire and guide 20,000+ young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.

Learn more about Educators Rising

PDK Poll
For more than 50 years, the annual PDK Poll has examined the public’s attitudes toward public schools. The results are free to access and are used by researchers, education policy makers, and educators across the country to guide planning and action in their communities.

Learn more about the PDK Poll

Kappan Magazine
For more than 100 years, PDK has published Phi Delta Kappan magazine, enriching new and veteran teachers, graduate students, school and district administrators, university faculty members, and policy makers with articles about K-12 educational research, practice, and policy on a wide range of themes.

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Give to the PDK Educational Foundation

Learn how you can make a difference by making a gift to support teaching, learning, and public education today.

Thank You to our Generous Supporters


Since its inception in 1966, the PDK Educational Foundation has been supported by many organizations at various times, including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

George H. Reavis Giving Society Members

The PDK Educational Foundation was established by a generous gift from George H. Reavis. Our giving societies recognize our members and community supporters for their loyal and generous contributions to the Foundation to sustain its programs. Giving society members have made contributions totaling $1,000 or more over their lifetimes.

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society recognizes donors during their lifetime for gifts made to the PDK Educational Foundation within their estate plans. These gifts are made via wills, trusts, annuities, insurance policies, or retirement plan assets. Inclusion in the society occurs when the Foundation receives their declaration of intent.

Get In Touch

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P.O. Box 13090, Arlington, VA 22219

About PDK International

Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.

We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.

As a social sector organization, we elevate the discourse around teaching and learning with the goal of transforming the student experience to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.