Pencils of Promise (PoP) announces its first-ever Hall of Excellence ahead of their highly-anticipated gala set to be held at the historic Museum of the Moving Image on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

These exceptional individuals have positively represented the organization and promoted its values of audacity, learning, transparency, and community. Inductees are a source of inspiration and true global citizens who believe every child should have access to quality education. 

The names of all the following individuals will be added to PoP’s Hall of Excellence and placed on plaques within the PoP offices in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos to commemorate their leadership, commitment, and dedication to the organization’s work. These outstanding individuals are set to be celebrated at the 2022 Gala as we celebrate everything PoP has accomplished over the past year. 

This year’s Hall of Excellence inductees:

Shawn Mendes

Lil Jon

Gabe Bourgeois

Mike Weiss

Brad Haugen

Rob Hamwee

The Casazzone Family

Joe and Aimee Patanella

Karen Harris

Linda Riefler

Womble, Collis, and Anderson Families

For more information and to purchase tickets to this year’s PoP Gala, go to by clicking here