Empowering Youth Through Education

Fulfillment Fund CEO Kenny Rogers to Resign at End of Year

Board Names Maria Espinosa Booth as Rogers' Successor

Los Angeles
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Fulfillment Fund, a leading Los Angeles college access and success organization, today announced that CEO Kenny Rogers will be resigning at the end of 2016 to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests.  Current COO Maria Espinosa Booth has been named as Rogers’ successor.

“I want to thank Kenny for his leadership over the past four and a half years, and his unwavering commitment to extending educational opportunity to our city’s young people,” said Board President Josh Klinefelter.  “On behalf of the entire board, I wish to express our gratitude for Kenny’s help in extending the Fulfillment Fund’s services to additional students AND growing our college matriculation and college graduation rates at the same time.  While we are sorry to see Kenny go, we are excited to name Maria Espinosa Booth as his successor and we look forward to working with Maria to help make college a reality for all of our students.”

Rogers, who has served as CEO of the Fulfillment Fund since March of 2012, will be receiving the Fulfillment Fund Founders’ Award at STARS, the organization’s annual benefit gala, on November 2 at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood.

About The Fulfillment Fund 
The Fulfillment Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make college a reality for young people growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities in Los Angeles. The Fulfillment Fund delivers a unique college access curriculum in partner high schools, providing classroom instruction, college and financial aid counseling, mentoring, scholarships and other individualized support to help students successfully access college.  Nine in 10 Fulfillment Fund high school graduates go on to college compared to five in 10 low-income students nationally, and more than seven in 10 Fulfillment Fund College Scholars graduate college compared to only about 1 in 10 of their peers. 

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