Albany Education Foundation Hall of Fame – sponsored by Mechanics Bank

Hall of Fame Awards Cancelled

The Albany Education Foundation has decided to cancel this year’s Hall of Fame Awards due to the heightened health risk of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are extremely disappointed, but safety is our top concern. The recent guidelines from the CDC are to follow social distancing and avoid large gatherings, therefore we feel cancelling the event is the responsible option.

In lieu of our planned event we will be promoting the Hall of Fame inductees online as well as hanging the recognition plaque at Albany High School. Due to the enthusiasm behind the Hall of Fame Awards we are planning on having the 2021 awards show next year with additional inductees. AEF will honor the 25 inductees from 2020 at next year’s event alongside new honorees.

If you purchased tickets to the 2020 AEF Hall of Fame Awards, refunds are now being processed. Proceeds from sponsorships and donations will go to the core work of AEF — providing the grants that enhance education in Albany. We hope you will join us for the AEF Hall of Fame Awards in the spring of 2021.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. 


Make a donation to honor a member of the Hall of Fame below.

The AEF Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the most accomplished and “legendary” figures in Albany education.  These honorees have made substantive contributions to education and have had a lasting impact in the Albany community.  With these awards, AEF hopes to inspire the next generation of educators and education advocates.

Induction into the AEF Hall of Fame is reserved for those who have served the Albany community over many years and have had an exceptionally distinguished commitment to education.  They have contributed substantially to our schools, children, and community. We are delighted to announce the 25 members of the AEF Hall of Fame initial class:


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Further honor the members of the AEF Hall of Fame with a donation in their name:

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