Announcing our new board members

Today we announced the addition of two new members to our Board of Directors: Nicole P. Ross, head of Investment Management Business for the Mid-Atlantic Region at Goldman Sachs, and Romona Riscoe Benson, manager of Corporate Relations at PECO.

Nicole and Romona are thoughtful and respected leaders who understand that Philadelphia’s schools are vital to the city’s future and who bring a diversity of leadership experiences and a deep commitment to our mission.You can read more about our new board members here.

We are proud to grow the movement of civic, education, business, and philanthropic leaders in Philadelphia working towards a common vision to create and expand high-quality schools for all students in our city. Please contact us to become involved in our effort.

PS. Take a few minutes to read and listen to inspirational new stories about two of our portfolio schools: How Cristo Rey Makes it Work and at Freire Charter School, Teens Build Empathy

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School Investments

Since 2011, we’ve invested nearly $60 million to give 25,000 more students access to high-quality schools.


Our goal is to raise $140 million by 2022 to invest in great schools of all types. To date, we’ve raised more than $80 million.

By the Numbers

We invest in schools of all types. Our committed funds are currently invested in charter (65%), district (25%) and private (10%) schools.


Our goal is to ensure 50,000 more students each year are on the path to college by 2022.