Director of Marketing, Apparo
Bleema Bershad was drawn to CDI high school, Manhattan Comprehensive, in 1999 as she sought meaningful volunteer opportunities in her new hometown, New York City. “I wanted to work with young adults who were passionate about improving their futures. My parents moved to the United States from the Ukraine in their early twenties with me as a toddler, and they worked hard to balance it all – master English, continue their studies and work to support the family. These were the kinds of young adults I wanted to support, and this is where I found them.” She served as an SAT and math tutor for several years and joined as a Board member in 2014.
Bleema works as marketing consultant and as the Director of Communications for PennPAC, an alumni pro bono consulting group that supports nonprofits. As a Board member she is proud of the success of recent fundraising events she’s helped to plan and enjoys pitching in with marketing writing.