Steve Bumbaugh

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Steve directs efforts that ensure all students can access and maximize college and career opportunities.

Steve leads work to ensure students access and maximize college and career opportunities. As head of the College and Career Access division, Steve oversees enrollment and financial aid programs including CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®, Student Search Service®, the Access to Opportunity™ initiative, and scholarship programs. Additionally, he oversees the partnership with Khan Academy to provide free, high quality SAT preparation for students, as well as the partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. These efforts are designed to increase college readiness and college completion for all students, with a special focus on lower-income students, first-generation college students, and students of color.

Steve is passionate about expanding access, equity, and excellence. A former classroom teacher, he led the CityBridge Foundation’s Breakthrough Schools: D.C. competition, which works with public schools to increase achievement through challenging, personalized learning. Prior to CityBridge, Steve served as president of the ECMC Foundation and led development for its education portfolio. Steve also championed efforts to improve education, health, and food security in lower-income communities as the first executive director of the Specialty Family Foundation.

Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MBA from Stanford University. When he isn’t working or mentoring, Steve can be found spending time with his two sons.