On January 16th, 2020, the Peabody Education Foundation revealed our new mural at the J. Henry Higgins Middle School honoring the recipients of our annual George Peabody Legacy Award. The mural recognizes the educators and philanthropists from within our community who have provided a lifetime of contribution to our educational system. The plan will be to add new recipient names to the mural as the years go on. Recipients of the George Peabody Legacy Award are nominated by the community and selected by our GPLA Committee. The recipients receive their award surrounded by their loved ones and our community at our award ceremony that takes place at Peabody City Hall every May.

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’s legacy is recognized both in London and in our City of Peabody with great pride and admiration. We hope that this new mural serves as a reminder of the dedication and impact that our GPLA recipients have provided to the education and students of Peabody!

Thank you to everyone who came out honor our recipients.  Special thank you to the following for their great services and thoughtful speeches!

  • PVMHS Chorale, Directed by Mr. Jon Simmons
  • PVMHS Culinary, Brian Jalbert
  • Olivia O’Connor, National Honor Society, PVMHS

We are currently seeking nominations for our 8th Annual George Peabody Legacy Award. If you know an educator or philanthropist from within our community who has provided a lifetime of contributions to Peabody education, please nominate them by clicking here!