The George Peabody Legacy Award is provided by our foundation as a way to recognize and honor the educators and philanthropists from within our community who have provided a lifetime of contribution to our educational system.
George Peabody was a successful, self-educated entrepreneur who became the world’s first international philanthropist. He provided benefactions in his own lifetime of which many continue more than 150 years later to benefit people in both the United States and England. George Peabody also supported universal education, establishing libraries and lyceums for the education of all – men, women and adults. He aided the poor by endowing low income housing in London and promoting education in the south after the Civil War. He also supported the sciences, exploration and innovation, creating museums of archaeology, natural history, and science. George Peabody’s legacy is recognized both in London and in our City of Peabody with great pride and admiration.

Nominations for the 2020 George Peabody Legacy Award 

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2019 GEORGE PEABODY LEGACY AWARD RECIPIENTS

Carol Isles

Maria Ferri

George Ernest Osborne

Jack Marshall

Jody Pedro

The Peabody Education Foundation is pleased to honor the accomplishments and achievements of the recipients above who have left an indelible mark on the City of Peabody.  Each recipient has met the following criteria:
Effects change for the good of the people over a significant period of time
Has had a lasting impact on Education
Lives or works in Peabody
Tireless advocate for the betterment of Peabody students
Is an active member in the Peabody Community

2019 Inductees

Carol Isles, Maria Ferri, George Ernest Osborne, Jack Marshall, Jody Pedro

2018 Inductees

Dorothea Kuchinsky, Elaine Metropolis, Louis Surman, Victor Passacantilli, Cynthia Moore, Karen McGovern

2017 Inductees

Lorraine Benoit, Sister Christine Gubisch, Elaine Marshall, June Kessel, Dr. Donna Costa

2016 Inductees

Jan Anderson, David McGeney, Gerald Hallinan, Janyce Harkins
Warren Waugh

2015 Inductees

Edward Sapienza, Phyllis Rantz, Hubert McVann, Maryellen Flynn, Camille Bartlett, Ellen Endslow

2014 Inductees

Margaret Murphy, Joseph O’Malley, Robert Cavanaugh, Andrew Metropolis, Carolyn McGray, Elaine Espindle

2013 Inductees

John E. Murtagh, John “Jack” Murtagh, Helen Apostolides, Frank Hardy, Tom Hosman, James Geanoulis

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