2nd Annual Spelling Bee Fundraiser | May 16, 2018

How do you spell opportunity? Y-O-U!

Thank YOU to the 150+ community members who came together to support CDI’s college and career preparation services at our Second Annual Spelling Bee! Proceeds helped some of the greatest kids in the city as they shape their futures. Each year CDI serves 4,000 young people between the ages of 14-24 who are preparing for college, training and career success.

CDI programs include intensive career advisement and preparation: applications and essays, scholarships and financial aid and college visits, and career readiness that includes leadership and jobs skills training, internships, corporate visits and more. You make it possible for our students to receive the support and guidance they need to succeed.

Winning Student Team: The High School for Health Professions and Human Services (Jessica O, Saimon A, Aura O, Marc Anthony C, Oretha S, and Melanie G)

Winning Adult Team: The Beest (Clem Berne, Ellen Taus, Michael Braun, Ed Strauss, and Tim Ettenheim)

Congratulations to our winners!

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It’s not too late to contribute! Your gift will help support CDI’s college and career preparation programs!

A special thank you goes to our generous sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:
Goldman Sachs
Credit Suisse

Gold Sponsors
Balyasny Asset Management
G-III Apparel Group
The Goins Family

School Team Sponsors
Michael Braun
Clara Brooks
Pam Craig
Bleema Bershad
Ellen Taus
Katy Homans
Mike Koester
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Saba Capital Management