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Thursday, January 28, 2021


This event is now closed. If you would like to still make a donation or if you have questions, please contact Jessica Wetmore at


Results by Degrees

A virtual fundraiser benefiting College Possible Chicago


Thank you to those who made College Possible Chicago’s Results by Degrees benefit such a success. We were deeply honored to have welcomed more than 200 supporters and champions from Chicago’s civic, business and philanthropic communities. The highlight of the evening was our honoree, Theo Epstein, and moderator, Julian Green, who led us in a fascinating conversation that spanned education, philanthropy and, of course, baseball! Thank you again to our amazing students Devan, Niara, Rashad, Rachel and Isaiah for adding a special touch to the evening.

Together, we raised $400,000 which is instrumental in College Possible’s ability to support over 1,200 Chicago students and advance educational equity for students from low-income backgrounds.


  • Steve Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago
  • Ward Sexton, Partner, William Blair
  • Eric S. Smith, Vice Chairman, BMO Harris Bank


  • Douglas Baird and Julie Gray
  • Michael and Bonnie Balkin
  • David R. Brown
  • Cindy and Stephen Cruise
  • Tony and Laura Davis and Linden Capital Partners
  • Janet and Craig Duchossois
  • Holly Duran
  • David Gaito and Heather Zimmerman
  • Brent and Katie Gledhill
  • Rebecca Johnston and Jeffrey Maling
  • Karen and Mark Koulogeorge
  • Margot and Josef Lakonishok
  • Carol and Larry Levy
  • Peggy and Yung Lim
  • Joseph and Rika Mansueto
  • Ken and Jeanne McAtamney
  • Martin Nesbitt
  • Gregory and Francine Purcell
  • Thomas S. Ricketts
  • Mark and Jennifer Thompson
  • Keren and Rob Vishny
  • Bill and Carla Young


Become a Results by Degrees sponsor and make a difference for students! Click here for more information.


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


Philip Alphonse, Co-Founder, Partner, The Vistria Group
Martha Boudos, Retired CFO, Morningstar
Bruce Cohen, Senior Advisor, Sterling Bay
Chanel Coney, Director of Marketing, Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC
Ryan Flury, Executive Director and Team Lead, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Craig Huffman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Metro Edge Technologies
Mohit Kalra, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Numerator
Kristin Kranias, Independent Consultant
Carol Levy, Levy Family Partners
Chris Moree, Chief of Staff, Apollo Global Management
Ramkumar Ramanan, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Carol Rubin, Chief Operating Officer, Jenner & Block
Beth Satterfield, Chair, Managing Director – Head of Market Development, William Blair

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Wetmore at or (847) 347-4090.


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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