Thank you for making the 3rd Annual CBI Celebration a great success!
On May 2, 2013 Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) held our 3rd annual CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) Celebration. We were so grateful to the three honorees:
- The Bezos Family Foundation, accepted by President Jackie Bezos, for helping youth put education into action;
- Mr. Bayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners, for his personal commitment to education;
- Skidmore College, for their commitment to educational access for underrepresented students. Accepted by Mary Lou Bates, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid.
Thank you to the honorees, event co-chairs, and many supporters who helped to raise funds in support of college access and success for low-income students! For a full list of event donors, please click here. To read an article about the CBI event published in Education Update, please click here.
Please check back soon for photos from this year's event. Featured above are honoree Bayo Ogunlesi, event co-chairs Jennifer Powers and Jonathan Bram, and proud CBI 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 graduates attain four-year college degrees at more than double the rate of their peers. Click here to see a short film about a CBI alumna that was shown at last year's event and was also featured on MSNBC.
- George Hornig
- Lon Jacobs
- Eli Manning
- Cornell University
- Gettysburg College
- University of Rochester
Photos from the 2012 celebration are below. To see additional photos from past CBI Celebration events, please click here.