The Fund for Girard College

The Fund for Girard College serves as the College’s volunteer leadership foundation for fundraising and resource development.

Our Mission: The Fund for Girard College Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Girard College by securing resources that enhance the school’s mission of providing an excellent residential education to underserved students grades 1 through 12.

Our Board of Directors is composed of the most well-regarded leaders in corporations and nonprofits throughout the region. These individuals are committed to advancing the mission and values of the College and ensuring that every Girard student has the support they need to succeed.

Board of Directors

Amara M. Briggs

Senior Vice President, Middle Market, Truist Financial Corporation

Malik Brown

President & CEO, Graduate! Philadelphia, Inc.

Lynette M. Brown-Sow

President, L. M. Brown Management Group, LLC

Regina Hairston

President & CEO, African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE

Brendan Heck

Vice President, Environmental, Social & Governance, UGI Corporation

Melissa Ludwig

Retail and Consumer Products Industry Executive

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake

President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation; Vice President of Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross

William R. Sasso

Chairman Emeritus, Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP

Dr. Steven Spencer, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Onslow Memorial Hospital

James D. Turner

Interim President, Girard College

Nicole C. Wixted

Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

The Fund for Girard College is a fantastic group of dedicated leaders who care deeply about the mission of Girard College. With their support, we will greatly enhance the lives of our students.

Sylvia V. Bastani, CFRE, CPC, Executive Director of The Fund for Girard College

Contact Us

Adrienne Hessert
Manager of Advancement Services, Girard College