TEAM City Scholars®



We are executives, educators, entrepreneurs and community leaders who share a passion for helping leaders with heart improve their serve.

As Board and Executive Council members, we volunteer more than 550 hours and personally give more than $45,000 each year to support our tuition-free City Scholars® Fellowship for leaders serving youth where the need is greatest.

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100% of online donations support our City Scholars® Fellowship.


By investing in leaders of afterschool and education nonprofits, we’re having an extremely leveraged impact on thousands of youth who rely on these programs … that’s why I’m so committed to supporting and promoting City Scholars® Foundation.

Carl Engle, Partner, Strategy & Operations
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
City Scholars® Foundation, Board Chair


Carl Engle



Partner, Strategy & Operations

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Greg Curtin, PhD, JD

Board Member


Founder & CEO

Civic Connect®

John Park

Vice Chairman


Chief Marketing Officer

NeoGenomics Laboratories

Katie Jorgenson, CPA



Senior Manager, Assurance Services

Ernst & Young

Kelli Ann Hogan

Founder & President/CEO


City Scholars® Foundation

Kimberle Jackson



Principal Administrative Analyst (ret.)

Metropolitan Water District

Tracey Carpentier

Board Member



ACT Holdings, LLC


Amanda MacLennan

Chief Operating Officer

The Guidance Center

Former City Scholars® Foundation Fellow

Darin Kita

VP, Global Client Service Senior Manager

Capital Group

Eric Johnson

SVP, Division Head of Loan Operations

Northern Trust

Jacob Klatt

Director of Patient & Product ID

PDC Healthcare

Janis Tanji Wong


Director, Project Development

Inspire Charter Schools

Jill McCullough

VP, West Region Community Relations Manager

U.S. Bank

Kaitlyn Hennessy

Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

KIPP LA Public Schools

NextGEN Leader

Former Graduate Associate

Kenneth Aldrich

Founder & Director

The Aldrich Family Trust

Kim Nichols-Feder

SVP, Treasury Sales Manager

Banner Bank

Lindsay Kwock Hu, EdD

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Director of Clinical Practice

Alliant International University

Megan Ono

M.A. Candidate 2019

Nonprofit Leadership


NextGEN Leader

Former Graduate Associate

Milinda Martin

Chief Operating Officer

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Oke Bamgbose

Senior Consultant

Deloitte Consulting LLP

NextGEN Leader

Sal Mendoza

SVP, Community Reinvestment

City National Bank

Sam Pyo

VP, Commercial Banking

JP Morgan Chase

Scott Pansky

Senior Partner & Co-Founder

Allison + Partners

Ted Shin

VP, Business Relationship Manager

East West Bank


Darrell Brown

Retired SVP, Greater Los Angeles Coastal Region Manager

U.S. Bank

Linda Griego

President & CEO

Griego Enterprises  Inc.


Foundation Administrator

City Scholars® Foundation

Kelli Ann Hogan

Founder & President/CEO

Board Officer

City Scholars® Foundation

Mark Camarena

Graduate Associate

City Scholars® Foundation

Masters of Nonprofit Leadership & Management

USC 2021

Milad Abdulla

Graduate Associate

City Scholars® Foundation

Masters of Public Administration

International Public Policy

USC 2020


As an undergraduate at Harvard, our Founder & President/CEO, Kelli Ann Hogan, dreamed of starting a foundation to help after-school programs better serve thousands of low-income youth like the young girl she mentored in the Boston public housing projects. Graduating with honors, Kelli established City Scholars® Foundation in 1993.

What the Foundation initially lacked in financial resources, Kelli made up for with her passion, determination and contagious enthusiasm that continues to inspire and engage donors and volunteers from all walks of life.

Since our humble beginnings in 1993, we've awarded small grants to neighborhood after-school programs (1994-1998); provided free management training for after-school program staff (1999-2006); and, since 2007, sponsored our tuition-free City Scholars® Fellowship for CEOs of education nonprofits that help more than 45,000 predominantly low-income youth each year achieve against the odds.

. . . AND we're just getting started.

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100% of online donations support our City Scholars® Fellowship.

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