Board of Directors



The College Success Foundation was founded by Bob Craves (1942-2014) and Ann Ramsay-Jenkins in 2000 to serve a very vulnerable population, the underservedthose who might not otherwise get to college. Bob and Ann founded College Success Foundation to provide students with the inspiration, mentoring and financial supports they need to navigate their individual path to college completion. They believed, and so do we, in doing everything in our power to help our students persist and succeed.  

With the guidance and inspiration of our distinguished board of directors, we strive to break the cycle of poverty through education. Our board members are leaders in academia, business and philanthropy and believe passionately that an education raises income, provides security, reduces unemployment and improves health outcomes.



Michael Adler
CSF Board Treasurer
Board of Directors
Yodle, Inc.


Virginia Anderson
Strategic Consultant & Community Volunteer


Neal Boling (ex officio)
Station Manager


George Bridges, Ph.D.
The Evergreen State College


Lazaro Carrion,
CSF Alumnus
Senior Account Manager


Benjamin Danielson, M.D.
Medical Director
Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
Seattle Children's


Susan V. Davis
Founder and Principal Consultant
Leadership Designs


Diane Dimmer
Executive Director
Dimmer Family Foundation


Mark Dyce-Ryan
Why for Good


Joseph Gaffney
CSF Board Secretary
Managing Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Frank Greer


Creighton "Chip" Magid
Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Luis J. Montero
Senior Communications Manager
Microsoft Corporation


Robert Moser
CSF Board Chair
Laird Norton Wealth Management


James P. Murphy
CSF Board Vice Chair
Costco Wholesale 


Gloria Nemechek
Sr. Vice President


John Patnaude
Managing Director
Bernstein Private Wealth Management


Douglas Picha
Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation


L. Darrell Powell
Chief Operating Officer United Way of King County


Ann Ramsay-Jenkins
College Success Foundation 


Deborah Rosen
Educator and Community Volunteer


Kathleen Ross, Ph.D.
Founding President
Heritage University


Craig Sanders
Moss Adams


Samuel Smith, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
Washington State University 


John Welch
Puget Sound Educational Service District



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