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

F. Christopher Goins, M.Ed.

President, Girard College

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

Steven Spencer ’94, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

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

Officers & Committees

Officers

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, President
Mr. Malik Brown, Vice President
Ms. Amara Briggs, Treasurer
Mr. Brendan Heck, Secretary

Executive Committee

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, Chair

Ms. Amara Briggs
Mr. Malik Brown
Ms. Lynette M. Brown-Sow
Mr. Christopher Goins
Mr. Brendan Heck
Ms. Melissa Ludwig
Mr. William Sasso
Dr. Steven Spencer
Ms. Sylvia Bastani

Finance Committee

Dr. Steven Spencer, Chair

Ms. Amara Briggs
Mr. Christopher Goins
Mr. Brendan Heck
Mr. William Sasso
Mr. Clinton Walters
Ms. Sylvia Bastani

Nominating & Governance Committee

Ms. Melissa Ludwig, Chair

Mr. Christopher Goins
Ms. Regina Hairston
Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake
Dr. Steven Spencer
Ms. Sylvia Bastani

Development Committee

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, Co-Chair
Mr. William Sasso, Co-Chair
Ms. Amara Briggs, Co-Chair

Mr. Christopher Goins
Mr. Brendan Heck
Ms. Melissa Ludwig
Dr. Steven Spencer
Ms. Nicole Wixted
Ms. Sylvia Bastani

Campus for the City Task Force

Mr. Malik Brown, Chair

Mr. Christopher Goins
Ms. Regina Hairston
Mr. William Sasso
Ms. Nicole Wixted
Ms. Sylvia Bastani

Contact Us

Adrienne Hessert
Director of Development
ahessert@fundforgirardcollege.org
215-787-4436