Announcing David J. Bloom, JD, CFP®, Senior Relationship Manager of Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth, as our new chair of the board of directors. Bloom was elected to the position on February 12, 2013. He previously held the position of treasurer and succeeds Dr. Jack McGovern.
“CLI’s mission is deeply personal for me and I am passionate about sharing it with others,” said Bloom. “I look forward to building on CLI’s successes as we continue to partner with educators and the community to ensure that more low-income children are reading on grade-level by third grade.”
“David Bloom is the right next leader because he understands the challenges and opportunities we face and brings to the role of chair a track-record of building lasting relationships. Under David’s leadership, the board will help strengthen CLI’s position and impact in an ever-changing education landscape,” said Dr. Kelly Hunter, Executive Director, CLI.
In his capacity at Hawthorn, Bloom works with a limited number of wealthy families and charitable entities. He is a committee member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, a board member of Communities in Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. and a former board member of the Benchmark School. Bloom is a native of Swarthmore and a graduate of The Shipley School, Villanova University and Widener Law School. He joined CLI’s board in 2010.