LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fulfillment Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college a reality for young people in economically and educationally under-resourced communities, today announced several appointments to its Board of Directors.
Joining the Fulfillment Fund Board of Directors are Anne Sweeney (Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks and President of Disney/ABC Television Group), Chris Meledandri (Founder and CEO, Illumination Entertainment), Rich Ross (President, Discovery Channel) and Pamela Buffett (Rebecca Susan Buffett Foundation).
David Hughes, Veronica Estrada and Tracy Herriott also joined the board. In addition, the nonprofit announced the launch of its Founders' Circle with members including Ryan Kavanaugh (Founder and CEO, Relativity), Kathleen and Chip Rosenbloom and Andrea Cockrum.
"At the Fulfillment Fund we are very fortunate to have the support of so many extraordinary advocates for young people," said Fulfillment Fund Chief Executive Officer Kenny Rogers. "With this announcement, our team is poised to strengthen our support for existing students, and pursue our vision of extending educational opportunity to thousands of additional students throughout the city of Los Angeles."
Additionally, longtime Fulfillment Fund staff leader Maria Espinosa Booth was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Kadar Lewis was promoted to Vice President of Programs, and Cassandra Krause joined the staff as Vice President of Development.
About the Fulfillment Fund
Serving the Los Angeles community for 38 years, the Fulfillment Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. Whereas only 5 in 10 high school graduates from low-income communities enroll in college nationwide, 9 in 10 Fulfillment Fund high school graduates do. Read more at Fulfillment.org.
For more information on the Fulfillment Fund, please visit www.fulfillment.org.
SOURCE The Fulfillment Fund