Team City Scholars® – #LeadersHelpingLeaders

We are executives, educators, entrepreneurs and community leaders. We enjoy investing time, talent and treasure to empower leaders to strengthen nonprofits that together help over 50,000 low-income youth each year achieve against the odds.

As Board and Executive Council members, we collectively volunteer more than 575 hours and personally give more than $30,000 each year. Together with staff, we fuel the exponential impact of our tuition-free City Scholars

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100% of online donations sponsor our tuition-free City Scholars® Fellowship for Education.

City Scholars® Foundation

By investing in leaders of afterschool and education nonprofits, we’re having an extremely leveraged impact on thousands of youth who rely on these programs … that’s why I’m so committed to supporting and promoting City Scholars® Foundation.

Carl Engle, Partner, Strategy & Operations
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
City Scholars® Foundation, Board Chair


Carl Engle


Board Officer

Partner, Strategy & Operations

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Darin Kita

Board Member

Global Investment Control Senior Manager

Capital Group

Eric Johnson

Board Member

VP, Operations Manager

City National Bank

Janis Tanji Wong

Board Member

VP, Development and Strategic Initiatives

Go For Broke National Education Center

Katie Delaney, CPA

Board Member

Partner, Assurance Services

Ernst & Young

Kelli Ann Hogan

Founder & President/CEO

Board Officer

City Scholars® Foundation

Kim Nichols-Feder

Board Member

Head of Commercial Client Service & Implementation (Retired)

Bank of the West

Lindsay Kwock Hu, EdD

Board Member

Owner/Education Consultant

Dr. Lindsay Kwock Hu Consulting

Sam Pyo

Board Member

VP, Business Development Executive

JP Morgan Chase

Tracey Carpentier


Board Officer

CEO (Retired)

ACT Holdings, LLC


Betty LaMarr

CEO/Founder (Retired)

EmpowHer Institute

Foundation Fellow (2014 – 2020)

Jayson Gasper

Principal, Transformation & Restructuring

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Jill McCullough

VP, West Region Community Relations Manager

U.S. Bank

Joy Hoshino

Corp VP, Human Resources (Retired)

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Kaitlyn Hennessy

Associate Director of Development

KIPP SoCal Public Schools

NextGEN Leader

Former Graduate Associate

Megan Ono, MNLM

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategic Planning & Operations

American Honda Motors Co., Inc.

NextGEN Leader

Former Graduate Associate

Melanie (Mimi) Johnson, CPA

Senior Manager, Assurance Services

Ernst & Young

Milinda Martin

Chief Operating Officer (Retired)

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Sal Mendoza

SVP, Community Reinvestment (Retired)

City National Bank

Scott Pansky

Senior Partner & Co-Founder

Allison + Partners

Tracey Scherry

Tax Partner, Transaction Advisory Services (Retired)

Ernst & Young

Ugwunna Ikpeowo

Chief Operating Officer

Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative


Claire Senft

Foundation Intern

City Scholars® Foundation

Kelli Ann Hogan

Founder & President/CEO

Board Officer

City Scholars® Foundation

Teresa Ruiz, MPH

Operations Manager

City Scholars® Foundation


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City Scholars® Foundation


As an undergraduate at Harvard, our Founder & President/CEO, Kelli Ann Hogan, dreamed of starting a foundation to help after-school programs better serve thousands of low-income youth like the young girl she mentored in the Boston public housing projects. Graduating with honors, Kelli established City Scholars® Foundation in 1993.

What the Foundation initially lacked in financial resources, Kelli made up for with her passion, determination and contagious enthusiasm that continues to inspire and engage donors and volunteers from all walks of life.

Since our humble beginnings in 1993, we’ve awarded small grants to neighborhood after-school programs (1994-1998); provided free training for after-school program leaders and staff (1999-2013); and, since 2014, sponsored our tuition-free City Scholars® Fellowship for Education to empower CEOs of education nonprofits that together help more than 50,000 predominantly low-income youth each year achieve against the odds.

. . . AND we’re just getting started.

Help us write our story.

100% of online donations support our City Scholars® Fellowship for Education.