We Believe
Students are the Answer

For two decades, College Summit has placed more than 250,000 students from 500 high schools nationwide on the path to college and career success. From its beginning as a single workshop in the basement of a teen center in Washington, D.C. to PeerForward, the next-gen college preparation program in high schools from coast-to-coast today, College Summit has succeeded by relying on one key thing: the power of positive peer influence.

Meet Our Co-founders

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Keith Frome
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
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J.B. Schramm
Founder and Board Member
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Derek Canty
Co-founder and Senior Advisor

“Back when I co-founded College Summit, we understood that there was a great untapped resource in American education – the students themselves. We knew that if we provided the right training to a small corps of influential students, they could unleash their power and knowledge to steer their classmates to and through college. It worked then, it worked for the last 20 years, and we are confident peer influence is the key to College Summit’s future.”

Keith Frome
CEO and Co-founder

“What we do has significant impact that matters on the lives of young people who can and should attend and graduate from college, and the commitment we have to make this a reality is continuous and relentless.”

Barry Salzberg
Former Board Member

Board of Directors

Owen Ryan, Chair
Chief Executive Officer and President
AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.

Boris Bershteyn
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Billy Butcher
Co-Head of Real Estate Acquisitions
Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co.

John Deasy
The Reset Foundation

Anthony Ekmekjian
BASE Equity Partners

Janiece Evans-Page
Vice President, Fossil Global Giving
and Fossil Foundation
Fossil Group

Keith Frome
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
College Summit

Dean Furbush
COO and General Manager

Alan Ghelberg
General Atlantic

Julie Mork
ECA Foundation

Ashlee Neal
2003 College Summit Alumna
Employment and Infrastructure Specialist
City of New Orleans

Laura Samberg
Executive Director
The Samberg Family Foundation

J.B. Schramm
Founder, College Summit
Chair, Learn to Earn Fund
New Profit, Inc.

Irvin Scott
Senior Lecturer on Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Ramsey Walker
Senior Vice President, Client Advisory
Jordan Park

National Advisory Board

Chuck Harris
Managing Director, Blue Meridian Partners
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Barry Salzberg
Former Global CEO, Deloitte
James P. Gorman Professor of Professional Practice in Business Strategy
Columbia Business School

Art Samberg
Hawkes Financial LLC


President Barack Obama:
One of ten organizations selected by President
Barack Obama for a portion of his Nobel Peace
Prize award

Social Innovation Fund:
Two-time awardee for demonstration of
innovation and proven impact

U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
Recognized along with Deloitte as the nation’s
top corporate-nonprofit partnership

National Association for College
Admission Counseling:

Received their highest award for improving
college access

World Economic Forum:
Awarded the U.S. Social Entrepreneur of the
Year at the World Economic Forum

Ashoka, Manhattan Institute, and
the Skoll Foundation:

Honored College Summit with awards
for social enterprise


In keeping with nonprofit standards for transparency, here is our 2014 990, our 2015 990, our 2016 990, our 2015 audit and our 2016 audit. We are honored to have a gold rating from GuideStar.

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