It is our collective goal to leverage education and opportunity to increase wealth in all communities. Our success to date shows that we can and do deliver on our promises.
Dr. Keith Weigelt is the Marks-Darivoff Family Professor of Strategy at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Weigelt is a game theorist and his teaching focuses on the theory’s relevance to the business world.
He is the recipient of the Wharton School Excellence in Teaching Awards for both his negotiation and strategy classes. Professor Weigelt co-founded Bridges to Wealth in 2012 and his innovative business curriculum is based on both extensive research as well as personal experience. He began working in his father’s small business at twelve years old; at fifteen he managed all of the company’s investments.
He has been invited to teach his business curriculum in elite private schools throughout the United States, and takes a Robin Hood approach in using income generated by that program to support his work in urban classrooms and communities of faith.
Jill is the co-founder of Bridges to Wealth, working since 2012 to design and implement all community and school-based programming. Jill also teaches in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education Urban Masters program.
Jill Bazelon holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the Penn Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Williams College. Dr. Bazelon taught elementary school for five years: first as a Teach for America corps member in the South Bronx, New York, and then at a charter school in South Central Los Angeles.
Gregory is Director of Community Relations and a member of the Leadership Team at B2W. He mentors B2W youth entrepreneurs, leads the B2W Youth Startup Network live podcast & blog series, and works on several B2W special projects.
In addition, Gregory is an entrepreneur, founder at UNderdogstuff, and a member of the Penn Venture Labs incubator for startups. He grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in West Philly. Gregory is a graduate of Parkway public high school in Philly and has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with a concentration in Marketing, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
After graduating from Princeton University, Christine co-founded a successful investment management team on Wall Street, for foundations and endowments. As a Teach for America alumna and University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Instructor, Christine brings over 5 years of teaching experience and curriculum design, execution, and evaluation to her role as Curriculum Director.
As the Founder of Plan My Plate, a health and wellness consulting firm, Christine works with individuals, schools, and corporations to integrate mindfulness and stress management strategies into their personal and professional practices. She is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Wellness Programs at The Village School, an international preK-12 private school serving over 1800 students in Houston, TX. Christine holds her M.S.Ed. from Penn GSE. She is currently pursuing her EdD in Educational Leadership & Management, with a concentration in Creativity and Innovation from Drexel University.