The Richmond County Savings Foundation has made a major grant in support of 30,000 Degrees: College Readiness for a Stronger Staten Island. This collaboration among the three colleges on Staten Island — Wagner, St. John’s, and CSI — is preparing more Staten Islanders to attain a college education. RCSF made a grant of $25,000 per year for the next five years, contingent upon match funding. The first two years of match funding is being provided by the Northfield Bank Foundation.
Pictured here: Dr. Richard Guarasci, president, Wagner College; Cesar Claro, executive director, Richmond County Savings Foundation; Dr. William J. Fritz, president, College of Staten Island/CUNY; Crystal Montalvo, executive director, 30,000 Degrees; Dr. James O’Keefe, vice provost, St. John’s University/Staten Island Campus.