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About NYC Kids RISE

NYC Kids RISE is a nonprofit organization that provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to invest in and save for their children’s futures.

Building on the dreams and expectations that families have for their children’s futures, NYC Kids RISE aims to make attending and graduating from college more achievable for all NYC public school students—regardless of where they come from or how much their families have in the bank.

NYC Kids RISE manages the Save for College Program in partnership with the NYC Department of Education and the City of New York.

NYC Kids RISE Board of Directors

Dana Zucker

Dana Zucker

CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD, DIRECTOR
Executive Director
Gray Foundation

Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.

Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.

TREASURER, DIRECTOR
Partner, Tax
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Danya Perry

Danya Perry

SECRETARY, DIRECTOR
Founder & Attorney
Perry Guha LLP

Lisa Cowan

Lisa Cowan

DIRECTOR
Vice President
Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

Mindy Gray

Mindy Gray

DIRECTOR
Co-Founder
Gray Foundation

Lorelei Salas

Lorelei Salas

DIRECTOR
Fellow, Open Society Foundations

J. Phillip Thompson

J. Phillip Thompson

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR
Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives
City of New York

Sheena Wright

Sheena Wright

DIRECTOR
President and CEO
United Way of New York City

Meisha Porter

Meisha Porter

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR
Chancellor
NYC Department of Education

NYC Kids RISE Team

Murray Abeles

Chief of Administration & Finance

Preeti Birla

Chief of Staff

Leila Bozorg

Chief of Strategy & Policy

Sebastian Cruz

Community Engagement Associate

Brandon Gill

Chief of Staff for Administration and Finance

Debra-Ellen Glickstein

Executive Director

Anitra Hadley

Senior Advisor

Florence Juillard

Senior Director, Platform Design & Implementation

Jacqueline Matos

Senior Project Manager

Jonathan Patkowski

Deputy Director of Digital Communications

Emma Scott

Senior Data Manager

Neil Stevenson

Project Advisor

Sameera Uddin

Senior Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager

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