Questions? Want to be a sponsor? Call Jennifer Riskind: 312.216.1709

This event is sponsored by the Ryan Family and the Accelerate Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chair
Pat Ryan, Jr., Founder, Accelerate Institute
Founder and CEO INCISENT Labs Group 

Members

Larry W. Gies
President and Chief Executive Officer, Madison Industries

Gregory K. Jones
Partner/COO, The Edgewater Funds

Bryant Keil 
Founding Chairman of Potbelly Corporation

Larry Levy 
Founder and Chairman, Levy Restaurants

Muneer Satter 
Founder and Chairman, Satter Investment Management

Joe Scoby 
Head of Quantitative Investments, Magnetar Capital

Brad Sullivan 
Managing Member, Broken Dice Trading and Research

2017 Ryan Awardees to be Honored

Alexa Sorden

FOUNDING PRINCIPAL
CONCOURSE VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SOUTH BRONX, NY

Ms. Sorden founded Concourse Village Elementary in 2013 to replace the New York City District 7 P.S. 385, a failing school serving low-income students. She placed strong emphasis on culture change through steps ranging from establishing a clear Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) to creating a uniform layout for each classroom to provide students with a strong sense of stability. By 2016, her initiatives helped the K-5 school of 356 students achieve significant learning gains, with almost 99 percent of the students passing the state math exam and 94 percent passing the ELA exam, more than 50 points higher than citywide results. 

Elizabeth Vandlik

PRINCIPAL
SUCCESS ACADEMY BRONX 1
SOUTH BRONX, NY

Success Academy Bronx 1 serves a minority population of 475 students in grades K-4, and is part of New York City’s largest and highest-performing free, public charter school network. Vandlik became principal of Success Academy Bronx 1 in 2013 after teaching kindergarten and fourth grade at Success Academy Harlem 1. Under her leadership, 83 percent of Bronx 1 students passed the state ELA exam and 99 percent passed the state math exam in 2016, compared to 38 percent and 42 percent for New York State and New York City.

 

Many thanks to the sponsors who make Impact such a success

Shirley and Pat Ryan

 

Valor Equity Partners

 

Craig J. Duchossois

Larry and Beth Gies

Greg and Annie Jones

The Scoby Family

 

Bill and Kittie Devers

Adam and Denise Hoeflich

Paragon Pharmaceutical Management Co.

Anne and Chris Reyes

 

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Grubhub

Tom and Ellen Tully

 

Huizenga Capital Management

Tom and Alissa King

 

If you would like to be a sponsor, please call Jennifer Riskind at 312.216.1709