private equity cocktail

On Tuesday, May 10, TD Bank and Argosy Capital sponsored a cocktail event to introduce members of the growing local private equity community to Summer Search Philadelphia.  For years, private equity investors have been ardent supporters of Summer Search sites throughout the country, and we were excited to begin the conversation in Philadelphia.  Special thanks to Carl Kopfinger of TD Bank and Amachie Ackah of Argosy Capital, who helped to organize the event as part of the planning committee.  Thanks also to our featured speakers during the evening:  Brad Svrluga, Summer Search National Board Member and Managing Director of High Peaks Venture Partners; David Hardy, Summer Search Philadelphia Board Member and CEO of Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School; Due Quach, Summer Search supporter and senior director of the Vietnam Infrastructure Fund at Vina Capital; and Summer Search student Shawn!   


jobs & internships

As part of our efforts to ensure that all students complete at least two years of post-secondary education, we work to place our students in jobs and paid internships.  Below is a list of our internship partners this summer.  Contact Elizabeth Stamm at if you'd like to host a Summer Search intern this year.  Thanks to all of our internship partners!

Duane Morris, LLP
Givnish Family Funeral Homes
Dr. David Whelan and Jefferson Hospital
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Fox Rothschild
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
African-American Chamber of Commerce
KIPP Philadelphia Charter Schools


Thanks to our 2010 and 2011 donors for helping to change the lives of our students!

Leadership Circle ($10,000 and above)
Michael Blumstein and Eve Caligor
Claneil Foundation, Inc.
The Colket Foundation
The Joseph and Carolyn DeMarco Foundation
Dana and Robert Emery
Lori and Matthew Espe*
Hamilton Family Foundation
The John Lee Fund of the San Francisco Foundation
Patricia Kind Family Foundation
The Brook J. Lenfest Foundation
Terry Marek and Peter Buttenwieser
The Philadelphia Foundation

Role Models ($5,000 to $9,999)
Devin and Sally Aronstam
Caroline Alexander Buck Foundation
The Calihan Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation
Bryan and Jayme Colket
The Crebilly Foundation
Samuel S. Fels Fund
Pamela Kenney and Brian Madocks
Knossos Foundation
The Grace S. and W. Linton Nelson Foundation
Due Quach
Jesse and Lauren Serventi
The Stupski Family Fund of the San Francisco Foundation
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
Janine and Jeff Yass

Friends ($1,000 to $4,999)
Argosy Capital
Madeline and Richard Baron
The Barra Foundation
Michael and Debra Coslov
Ruth M. and Tristram C. Colket, Jr.
Zara and Evan Davis*
The Philip Devon Family Foundation
Therese Dolan
Dolfinger McMahon Foundation
Emily and Tom Edwards
The Gap Foundation
Nancy Goldenberg*
Good Food Holdings, LLC
David and Zina Hardy*
Jason Ingle
Margaret Jacobs Charitable Trust
Amanda Jefferson and Fernando Alcayaga
IECA Foundation
Hersh Kozlov
Stephen and Karen Lazovitz
The Lida Foundation
Evie and John McNiff
Shara and BillPollie*
Amy Saxton
Ladan and Warren Schlichting*
The Seybert Institution
Tom Speranza and Carol Sulcoski*
TD Bank, N.A.
Union Benevolent Association
Connie Williams
Women's Way Community Women's Fund

Supporters ($100 to $999)
Jen and Steven Arms
Olanike Ayomide
Curt and Deena Ball
Sharon Barr and Pete Hoskins
Elisabeth Bassin and Doug Ulene
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Tracy Boone
David Brodsky
Dr. Jonathan Brody
Bryn Mawr College
Laurada Byers
Emma Campbell
Richard Check
Children’s Scholarship Fund
Jeanne Coburn
Connors Family Foundation
Jessica and Zachary Davis
Kay and Peter Davis
Deborah Diamond
Sara and Matt Doelger*
W. Joseph and Loretta Duckworth
Dale Dye
Fenimore Asset Management
Miriam Field
Chantelle Fitzgerald
Carol S. Fixman
Bryan Forcino
Micah Ford
GAP Foundation
Jeff and Kelly Geibel
Andrea and Bruce Gilbert
Janet Goldwater and Branch Coslett
Kirk and Lynn Griswold
Lis and Rob Grossman
Ardeshir Haerizadeh
Joanie and Robert Hall
Anne and Matt Hamilton
Dorrance Hamilton
Shirley  Hanson
John and Marcy Harris
Ellen Nalle Hass and John Hass
Debbie and Gordon Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hershey
Brian Jenssen
David Hyman and Farah Jimenez
Barry Kaplan
Giles M. Kemp
Kent-Lucas Foundation
Marguerite and Brian Kilcullen
Emily and Ira Kirschenbaum
Nancy and Steven Kirshenbaum
Jeff Klein
Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP
Judith Kornfeld
Linda and Jake Kriger
Nicole Lagos
Kate Leisman
Derek Lim*
Laura Linton*
Lululemon Athletica
Mimi and Jim McKenzie
Janie and John Mershon
Robert and Lauren Meyers
Ronald C. Minkoff
Rhonda and Jim Mordy
Michael J. Moretti
David M. Muir
Pamela Nagy
Gail and Stephen Nelson
Maria Nelson
Arthur Newbold
NJTC Venture Fund
Andy and Elizabeth Orr
Rochelle Ostroff-Weinberg and Robert Weinberg
Paul Robeson High School
Rocco and Michelle Perate
Anna J. Pesiridis
Wendy and Skip Powell
Betsy Robb
Laurie Robinson
Eilise and William Rouse
Lauren and Joel Rublin
Susie and Andy Rush
Nicole and John Sailer
San Damiano Daily Giving
Kenneth Schacter and Mara Wogan
Beth Scharfman
Holly Schneier
Ava Seave
Patty and Stephen Segal
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick T. Seving III
Sherry Seward
Elizabeth Stamm
Anne and Andrew Strawbridge
Peter and Liz Strawbridge
Denise Stroud
Jinous and Howard Verlin
Sandy and Michael Wax
Janet and Stephen Weinberger
David Whellan and Liz Cohen
Willow Creek Charitable Foundation
Allison Wilson-Maher
Jocelyn Wyatt
Young Scholars Charter School

* Board Members

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