Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable
Academic Program Year Kickoff Forum
August 18, 2022 
10:00AM - 4:30PM EST

Hybrid - Online and In-Person

Attendee Reminders & Instructions

Thank you to LaSalle University and Graduate Philadelphia for their generous sponsorship. 

Thank you for joining us for the Academic Year Program Year Kickoff Forum.

We have created this single page to provide you with  easy access to all of the information you will need in preperation for the August 18, 2022 meeting. 



10:00 AM - Opening/Welcome, representatives from PCPR and LaSalle

10:30 AM - Plenary: Funders’ Roundtable Philadelphia Foundation

Trends in Education Philanthropy will examine the current shifts and emerging practices that are shaping the philanthropic landscape for education funders. Panelists will discuss the evolution of education philanthropy in response to the health and racial pandemics since 2020. This session is designed to provide national and regional perspectives that will inform future trends that can have impact in increasing college bound students that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized in the college access arena.

Afternoon sessions will include:

  • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM College Access and Success Indicators and College Access and Success 101: the importance of Training and Professional Development with  Bill Debaun 
    Organizations doing things just for kicks or because they’ve always done them that way should stop doing both of those things and instead pursue a pathway where practice meets purpose. This session will examine how and why organizations do what they do and how they measure what comes from that. Data doesn’t have to be a four-letter word, instead it can help us affirm that what we’re doing is helping to move the needle for students.
  • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM - Supporting First Generation Students with Juliet Curci
    Temple University College of Education and Human Development is currently hiring for the Assistant Directors of the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science TRIO programs. The Temple UB and UBMS college access programs serve Philadelphia high school youth in grades 9-12 in weekday after-school, Saturday, and summer programming on Temple's Main Campus that supports participants' academic growth, college preparation, and career readiness. To see complete job descriptions and to apply, visit Temple's HR website. Questions can be directed to Dr. Juliet Curci at

  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM - Nonprofit Business Minded: “An Entrepreneur Prospective” with Michelle Snow
    Create multiple streams of income for your non-profit organization with grassroots initiatives. Major funding, annual events and large donors are no longer the only solution to maintain your entity. A charitable organization is a business with a unique classification. Let's talk about the business behind the charity. We'll create initiatives and solutions to drive revenue to your new or growing organization. Ask questions, be inspired, and grow together!
  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM The Scholarship Market: Mining and Delivering Scholarships Appropriate for Your Students with Jody Markley
    How institutions define, award, and package scholarships can be very confusing, which too often translates into students not receiving the maximum financial aid for which they may qualify.  Join me to learn about the different types of scholarships awarded by colleges and universities and the various factors that can affect scholarships and how they are packaged and awarded.  The goal:  helping students and families through scholarship advocacy and assisting them in making the most informed choices about their higher education journey.

  • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM - The Scholarship Displacement Journey with Zaniya Lewis - In-Person Attendees Only

  • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM - Key Skill Hub (Philadelphia Foundation) with Leo Otting
    Need help planning a board strategy session or updating your organization's website? Maybe you could use technical expertise on your policy and procedures manual or graphic design services to bring your fundraising materials to life? These are just a few of the exciting ways more than 600 regional nonprofits have benefited from the expertise offered through Philadelphia Foundation's Key Skills Hub, powered by Catchafire. The resource functions simply: you share your project needs with professional consultants looking to volunteer their time and expertise, and they work with you to bring your project to!

In-Person Attendees

LaSalle University 

Founders' Hall Auditorium
1 Penn Blvd., Philadelphia PA

  • Check-in will be in Founders' Hall (shown as #6 on the printer-friendly version of the campus map. An interactive map can also be found here).
  • Parking is available in Lot J2 (on the printer-friendly map) accessible via Penn Boulevard. Copy and paste these coordinates (40.0410081, -75.1593918) into your GPS for the most accurate directions! Click HERE for Google Map directions.
  • Once turning onto Penn Blvd, the Visitor Parking Lot is the first right-hand turn. The code for the arm gate is #1966. Be sure to hit the # before entering 1966.

Things to know:

  • Meeting Dress: Business - Business Casual
  • Bring Business Cards for Networking 


Virtual Attendees

PCPR’s meeting is being hosted on Airmeet which is an industry-leading virtual event platform that allows you to learn, share and interact with panelists, exhibitors, and other attendees online. You will need to use your unique event access link to access the event. This link was emailed to you when you registered and it will be sent again 1 hour prior to the start of the meeting.

When you first log on to the platform, you'll be prompted to create a profile. You only have to do this once and you must use the same email address with which you registered for the meeting. After setting up your profile, your link will take you right into our virtual event.

 To make the most of your experience, here are a few recommendations:

  • Airmeet is best experienced from your desktop computer or laptop and on Chrome browser (recommended). The event is also accessible from mobile devices. Please review the mobile access instructions below.
  • Disconnect from any company VPN when accessing the virtual event to avoid any potential firewall issues.
  • Once the panel begins you will be automatically brought into the session within the platform without needing any additional links. You will not be on camera or heard as it is designed similar to a webinar in that only panelists are visible. 
  • During the live meeting you will be able to interact with the text chat, raising your hand or sending emojis. 

Virtual Networking:

You can also interact with attendees in the networking area before and after the meeting. This is a space for you to informally join virtual tables (with your camera and microphone) to meet new people and discuss relevant topics.

Technical Support is available during the PCPR Meeting:

  • Live Chat -  You can click the live chat support button in the event chat to get chat support.
  • Event Support Line -  Call 866-475-1086 to speak with an event support representative regarding technical questions or how to use our virtual platform.

Mobile Access:

To access the event from a mobile device you will need to install the Airmeet Mobile App and create an account. Once you have created an account, paste your personal event link in the Airmeet application to join the event.

Click here to access the Attendee Guide to Airmeet - Android Application

Click here to access the Attendee Guide to Airmeet - iPhone Application

We look forward to seeing you virtually or in-person!