Questions? Call Jennifer Riskind: 312.216.1709

Meet this year's Ryan Award Recipients

Laura Miguez Howarth

School Leader, KIPP Nashville, Nashville, TN 

Miguez Howarth began her teaching career at KIPP Academy in 2008, was promoted to Dean of Students in 2010 and principal in 2011. Under her leadership, KIPP Academy was a SCORE Prize Finalist the last two years, a coveted recognition of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education. The school  also has been named a Tennessee Reward School for having achieved top five percent student growth in the state, and has been recognized by the Education Consumer Foundation for top K-8 student growth in Middle Tennessee. 

Hannah Lofthus

Founding Principal and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman School, Kansas City, MO 

Hannah Lofthus, founding principal of the Ewing Marion Kauffman School in Kansas City, was named a recipient of the Ryan Award on June 3, 2016. Founded in 2011 as a rigorous college preparatory school for lower-income students, Kauffman today is a three-school campus serving nearly 700 children in grades 5-9, and will grow to serve 1,100 students in grades 5-12 by 2018. The school’s mission is summarized in three words: create college graduates. 

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

Board Chair

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

Dinner Chair

Pat Ryan, Sr. 


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

Greg Jones
Chief Operating Officer, The Edgewater Funds

Bryant Keil 
Chairman of the Board, Potbelly Sandwich Works

Larry Levy 
Founder and Chairman, Levy Restaurants

Muneer Satter
Founder and Chairman, Satter Investment Management

Joe Scoby 
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Achievement Asset Management LLC

Brad Sullivan 
Managing Member, Broken Dice Trading and Research

Many thanks to the sponsors who make Impact such a success

Shirley and Pat Ryan
Muneer Satter and Kristen Hertel/Satter Foundation
Valor Equity Partners

Craig J. Duchossois
JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation
Gregory K. Jones
Bryant Keil
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. McKenna
Penske Corporation
Ann and Chris Reyes
Pat and Lydia Ryan

Ariel Investments
John Balis/Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Bruce and Beth White Family Foundation
Kittie and Bill Devers
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Susan Flynn
Larry and Beth Gies
Quintin Kevin and Teri Ford
Larry and Carol Levy
John Rowe
William Rudnick/DLA Piper
Michael Sacks/Grosvenor Capital Management
Ilan Shalit
Tom and Ellen Tully

Tracey Benford/Goldman Sachs
Brendan E. Cashman
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Osborn
Jay and Joe Scoby
Paige and Brad Sullivan
SWC Technology Partners
Steven Scott Wald
Nick and Christi Wood

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