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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 Ahmand Temple University
Mo Subah Stony Brook University
Mariah Alvarez Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus
Julie Mathews Temple University
Jamir Eskridge Stony Brook University
Dennis Manyeah La Salle University
Lidao Tchatala Jacksonville University
Alan Roy Kutztown University
Khemeny Yim Bloomsburg University
Tymairah Johnson Kutztown University
Daejah Fontain Howard University
Meg Liu Drexel University
Marshae Batchelor Kutztown University
Marcus Baldwin Temple University
Coraletta Tucker The University of The Arts
Amoleen Nammah Cabrini University
Jackie Wood Community College of Philadelphia
Rabia Tanveer Temple University
Kenny Ngaima United States Air Force Academy
Melissa Menkeng Cabrini University
Rasheeda Williams Cabrini University
Rose Lucien Cabrini University
Die Nianghane West Chester University
Ronald Young Holy Family University
Cammi Cheeves Temple University
Jiaqi Chen Drexel University
Oleksiy Ulko Temple University
Derrick Jackson West Chester University
Jestina Gonkarnue Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Nasrin Bibi West Chester University
Nerla Fils-aime East Stroudsburg University
Quamia Wells Shippensburg University
Tyler Faison California University of Pennsylvania
Marie Sophia Jimenez Neumann University
Josh Leatherberry Pennsylvania State University, Abington
Siana Davis University of Pittsburgh
Blya Krouba University of Pittsburgh
Sanzeeda Pervin Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine
Kyle Clegg Kutztown University
Gulrukh Chugtai Temple University
Garrison Keane Temple University
Ixchele Ariane Ortiz Cabrini University
Katya Bespartochna Cairn University
Cierra Ortiz Temple University


College Possible is a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by empowering students from low-income backgrounds to become college graduates. Through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support, students receive the tools and resources they need to earn admission to college and graduate. Since its founding in Saint Paul in 2000, 99% of College Possible students have been admitted to college. Overall, they are three times more likely to earn a college degree than their low-income peers.

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