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April 21, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


This event has ended, but you can still make a donation to support College Possible Philadelphia!


Champions for Success

A virtual fundraiser benefiting College Possible Philadelphia


College Possible Philadelphia’s Champions for Success benefit will help provide intensive coaching and support to more than 900 high school and college students in the Philadelphia region who are working toward their four-year degree.

We invite you to join us for a virtual event celebrating our college students and the Class of 2021, and featuring a conversation with Nick Bayer, founder and CEO, Saxbys and Cherri Gregg, community affairs reporter, KYW Newsradio, host and executive producer, Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg.


  • Dave Schrader, Co-Chair, Public Relations Manager, Retail East, NRG Energy
  • Mandy Santiago, Co-Chair, Executive Director, Tyler Arboretum
  • Joel Feldman, Managing Director, Private Client Group, Boenning & Scattergood, Inc.


Become a Champions for Success sponsor and make a difference for students in the Philadelphia region!



Donations in lieu of attendance are greatly appreciated and help give students the support they need to earn a degree. Donate to Champions for Success 2021 here.


Joseph Divis, Chair, Interim President, AT&T New Jersey & AVP, External Affairs, AT&T Services Inc.

M. Anthony Barrett, Vice Chair, Senior Vice President of Investments, Delaware Valley Complex Manager, Raymond James & Associates

Cassandra Bell, Assistant Vice President and Charitable and Community Relations Manager, M&T Bank

Jeff Berstein, President, ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, Inc.

Eric Bryant, Global Process Steward, The Dow Chemical Company

Susan Buehler, Chief Communications Officer, PJM Interconnection

Joel Feldman, Managing Director, Private Client Group, Boenning & Scattergood, Inc.

H. Judy Lee, Ed.D, Principal, Penn Wood High School

Dave Schrader, Public Relations Manager, Retail East, NRG Energy

Sameer Somal, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, Blue Ocean Global Technology

Brian Walsh, Jr., Financial Advisor, Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group

We are proud to introduce the Champions of the Class of 2021.

Daz AhmandTemple University
Mo SubahStony Brook University
Mariah AlvarezPennsylvania State University, Main Campus
Julie MathewsTemple University
Jamir EskridgeStony Brook University
Dennis ManyeahLa Salle University
Lidao TchatalaJacksonville University
Alan RoyKutztown University
Khemeny YimBloomsburg University
Tymairah JohnsonKutztown University
Daejah FontainHoward University
Meg LiuDrexel University
Marshae BatchelorKutztown University
Marcus BaldwinTemple University
Coraletta TuckerThe University of The Arts
Amoleen NammahCabrini University
Jackie WoodCommunity College of Philadelphia
Rabia TanveerTemple University
Kenny NgaimaUnited States Air Force Academy
Melissa MenkengCabrini University
Rasheeda WilliamsCabrini University
Rose LucienCabrini University
Die NianghaneWest Chester University
Ronald YoungHoly Family University
Cammi CheevesTemple University
Jiaqi ChenDrexel University
Oleksiy UlkoTemple University
Derrick JacksonWest Chester University
Jestina GonkarnueIndiana University of Pennsylvania
Nasrin BibiWest Chester University
Nerla Fils-aimeEast Stroudsburg University
Quamia WellsShippensburg University
Tyler FaisonCalifornia University of Pennsylvania
Marie Sophia JimenezNeumann University
Josh LeatherberryPennsylvania State University, Abington
Siana DavisUniversity of Pittsburgh
Blya KroubaUniversity of Pittsburgh
Sanzeeda PervinPennsylvania State University, Brandywine
Kyle CleggKutztown University
Gulrukh ChugtaiTemple University
Garrison KeaneTemple University
Ixchele Ariane OrtizCabrini University
Katya BespartochnaCairn University
Cierra OrtizTemple University


As one of the largest and most successful college access and success programs in the country, since 2000 College Possible has helped put more than 59,000 students from disinvested communities on the path to economic mobility via completion of a college degree. Its proven near-peer coaching model, delivered by recent college graduates serving as AmeriCorps members, provides high-touch interventions proven to help students navigate and overcome the most common barriers to college access, retention and degree completion. Nationwide, College Possible students are three times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years than their peers from similar backgrounds.

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