• The 4th Annual CBI Celebration - May 28, 2014

The 4th Annual CBI Celebration - May 28, 2014

The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC
Scheduled for May 28, 2014

On May 28, 2014 Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) will hold our 4th annual CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) Celebration.  We are so grateful to the three honorees, who are dedicated to empowering youth to succeed.

  • Ken and Margie Blanchard, Co-Founders of The Ken Blanchard Companies
  • Victor Cruz, Wide Receiver, New York Giants
  • Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan, Actors, writers, and philanthropists

These honorees join a distinguised group of philanthropists and educators, listed below, who are committed to making the dream of college a reality for low-income students. 

The CBI Celebration offers an opportunity for friends of YWLN to celebrate the achievements of our students. Since 2001, CBI has helped more than 5,500 low-income students achieve their college dream and has generated more than $86 million in scholarships and financial aid.  CBI participants graduating from our partner schools achieve four-year college degrees at more than double the rate of their low-income, minority peers! 

We look forward to you joining us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and program. Seating will be theater style. 

To purchase your tickets and reserve your spot today, please click here

Click here to see a short film about a CBI alumna that was shown at the 2012 event and was also featured on MSNBC.

If you have any questions about the CBI Celebration, or to reserve your spot today, please contact Rhiannon O'Leary at or at 212-207-3221 x331.

We look forward to celebrating our students with you on May 28, 2014!

CBI Celebration Supporters*


Margie & Ken Blanchard

Ann & Andrew Tisch


Alice M. & Thomas J. Tisch Foundation


Caryn Seidman Becker & Marc Becker

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Peter G. Peterson

The Wilma S. & Laurence A. Tisch Foundation


Hudson’s Bay Company


The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.


Gettysburg College

Joan & George Hornig

Susan & Ed Kopelowitz

Steve Tisch


Listette Ackerberg

Fredda Cassell & Jim Maher

Stephanie Drescher

Myrna & Steve Greenberg

Joan M. Hall

Marjorie Kaufman

David, Karen, Nathan & Sheree Mandelbaum

Jennifer Powers


Cheryl & Blair Effron

James Martin Jewels LTD

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Ronay & Richard Menschel

Rubenstein Real Estate Co.

Allison & Leonard Stern


Anne & Doug Adler

Pamela Altman

Louise Barzilay

The Boeing Company

Connie Chung & Maury Povich

Sy Fliegel

Linda Rothenberg Gelfond

Debra & Stephen Lewin

Dr. Russ & Tanya Mandor

Peggy & Henry Schleiff

Suzanne Sorkin

Christy Welker & Jeff Sagansky

John A. Zaccaro


Maya Crawford

The Eagle Academy Foundation

Trudy Erwin

Sarah Wendt


Liz Conboy

Katherine Fallon

JUICE Pharma Worldwide, LLC

Pedro Noguera

Rimco Air Conditioning

*A very special thank you to those leaders who made an early committment of support (as of 3.21.14)

Past Honorees


  • The Bezos Family Foundation
  • Adebayo Ogunlesi
  • Skidmore College


  • Cornell University
  • Gettysburg College
  • University of Rochester


  • George Hornig
  • Lon Jacobs
  • Eli Manning

To see photos from past CBI Celebration events, please click here