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Board of Directors and Nonprofit Management Awards

White House Youth Award Top Nonprofit in the Arts & Humanities

Points of Light Civic Accelerator Top Ten Nonprofits

Board Source Nonprofit Award

Teach for America Innovation Semifinalist

Partnership for After School Education PASEsetter Award

Each year the Partnership for After School Education (PASE) honors five of “New York City’s most innovative and effective community educators!” This year, Aubrey Semple was selected for his exemplary work with the NYC Urban Debate League! Next month he will be honored in front of over 500 city leaders from government, business, education, advocacy, philanthropy and youth development!


White House Youth Awards in Arts and Humanities (Top After School Program in the Arts and Humanities)

Points of Light Civic Accelerator (Top Nonprofit in Civics Education)

Board Source Nonprofit Award (Top New Nonprofit Award)

Partnership for After School Education (Top After School Educator Award)

Social Impact Exchange of Top 100 Nonprofits (Urban Debate Awarded Top Nonprofit Award)

Teach for America Innovation Semifinalist (One of the Top New Nonprofits)

Board of Directors

Eric Aboaf

‚ÄéChief Financial Officer, State Street Corporation

Stefan Bauschard

Debate Coach, Harvard University & Lakeland School District

Consultant, National Speech & Debate Association (USA)

Peter Berard

Director of Marketing, Domino Recording Co. Ltd.

David Budinger (Board Chair)

Citibank, Retired

Erik Fogel (Executive Director)

Executive Director, Founder, High School Teacher and Debate Coach

Catherine Gardner (Honorary Board Member)

Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP

Elizabeth Guidi

Associate Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jon Paul Lupo (Secretary)

Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of City Legislative Affairs

Matthew Denhart

Executive Director, Calvin Coolidge Foundation

Ralph Pagan (Treasurer)

Vice President, Strategy & Marketing Intelligence, SIS International Research

Ari Selman

Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Darryl Stein

Lawyer, Kobre & Kim

Shawanda Weems

School Teacher, PS/IS 15 Institute for Environmental Learning