We are delighted to announce that College Possible Chicago has been named a beneficiary of the 8th annual Invest For Kids conference, which will take place on Oct. 26. The money will help the organization expand its reach throughout Chicago and provide more resources to its students.
The conference will feature ten investment managers who each speak for 15 minutes on their market views and best investment ideas. The proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly toward seven youth-oriented non-profits. The conference draws over 1,000 people and raises an annual amount of approximately $1.5 million.
The firm was founded in 2009 by investment managers Ron Levin and Ben Kovler to provide support for underprivileged children in Chicago. Only seven beneficiaries are chosen per year, determined by the strength of their results, leadership and board. This year, College Possible was one of the seven organizations chosen out of over 100 applications.
The success of College Possible Chicago is shown through its results. In one year, the organization has tripled its reach from 134 students in four schools to nearly 400 students in five schools. During this same inaugural year, College Possible’s first class of students has seen an average ACT score increase of three points.