The College Crusade of Rhode Island Names Andrew Bramson as President & CEO

Providence, R.I., July 6, 2016 *– The College Crusade of Rhode Island’s
Board of Directors announced that Andrew Bramson has been named President &
CEO effective July 1, 2016.

“We are delighted to welcome Andrew Bramson as our new President & CEO,”
said Paul E. Moran, CPA, chair of the board of directors for The College
Crusade. “Mr. Bramson is an ideal match for The College Crusade. He has
extensive experience in nonprofit management, including fundraising,
strategic planning, partnership and program development, data systems,
federal grants, and governmental affairs. These qualities, combined with
his vision, his passion for our mission, and his extraordinary level of
preparation made him the unanimous first choice of our search committee. We
are excited to work with Mr. Bramson to deepen our public/private
partnerships and continue to expand educational opportunities for Rhode
Island’s low-income urban youth.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as President & CEO of The
College Crusade of Rhode Island,” said Andrew Bramson. “For more than two
decades, the lives of thousands of students and families have been
transformed by this organization’s ongoing dedication to ensuring college
and career readiness for Rhode Island’s young people. Its mission to
increase educational opportunities for underrepresented youth has never
been more important. The College Crusade has an ongoing commitment to
accountability and an impressive capacity to demonstrate the impact of its
work. I look forward to continuing our excellent stewardship of public and
private investments and to building new relationships that will help our
students achieve their ambitious goals.”

Mr. Bramson is responsible for setting overall goals and operational
priorities that advance The College Crusade’s mission. For the past 15
years, he held senior leadership positions at The Providence Plan, serving
as Development Director, Deputy Director, and most recently as Director of
DataSpark, a cornerstone initiative of the organization that connects data
and people to inform, empower, and inspire innovative decision making.
Previously, he was Senior Planner for the Arrowhead Regional Development
Commission in Duluth, Minnesota. Andrew serves as a board member of the
Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, is a trustee of
Temple Beth-El, and was previously on the Advisory Board for Youth in
Action. Early in his career, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in
Hungary, where he taught environmental education and advised nonprofit
organizations. A graduate of Leadership Rhode Island’s Class of 2015,
Andrew holds a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an M.A. in Management from the
College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.

*About The College Crusade of Rhode Island*

The mission of The College Crusade is to increase high school graduation,
college and career readiness, and college completion for youth in Rhode
Island’s low-income communities. The College Crusade supports approximately
4,500 students in middle school, high school, and college each year. The
organization enrolls 6th and 7th graders who attend public and public
charter schools in Providence, Cranston, Pawtucket, Central Falls, and
Woonsocket. From the time they join through grade 12, Crusaders experience
the steady, nurturing presence of caring adults and participate year-round
in activities that focus on academic enrichment, social and personal
development, career awareness and exploration, and preparation for college.
Crusaders who attend colleges in Rhode Island also benefit from
postsecondary transition and success services. In addition, since 2001, The
College Crusade has awarded over $33 million in college scholarships to
more than 4,200 RI students. For more information, please visit
www.thecollegecrusade.org.

*The College Crusade is a nonprofit organization funded by a federal grant
from the U.S. Department of Education’s GEAR UP program, by the State of
Rhode Island, and by private corporations, foundations, **and individuals.