© 2020 RWS Scholarship Fund

The Fund

The R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund is a 501C-3 tax-exempt organization that was created to promote and support higher education goals for minority and poor children in Philadelphia and throughout the Delaware Valley.


The Fund focuses on keeping youthful dreams alive, emphasizing the value of advanced education, training and giving back to communities through volunteerism and community service.


Scholarship Priorities

The Fund supports youth who:

  • have successfully completed high school

  • have a sincere desire to further educational goals

  • have a demonstrated their commitment to community development through volunteerism and community service.


Special emphasis will be given to youth who plan to continue their community service after graduation.


How You Can Help

Through endowments and direct donations, the fund provides a mechanism for families, businesses, and institutions to pay tribute to their heroes

Board of Directors

Robert W. Sorrell - Chairman 

Posthumous Emeritus

Retired CEO, 

Philadelphia Urban League


Alma Jean Taylor - President

Retired Special Advisor to Commissioner Philadelphia Dept.

of Behavioral Health/Intellectual disAbility Services


Brian Clark - Treasurer


Greater Philadelphia Health Action


Lilton Taliaferro - Secretary

VP, Deputy General Counsel,
Asst. Corporate Secretary

Independence Blue Cross

Cassandra Bell

Charitable Giving Coordinator

M&T Bank


Royal E. Brown

Retired VP, Treasury Services

Independence Blue Cross


A. Bruce Crawley

President & CEO

Millennium 3 Management


Ronald Heigler

Retired CEO

Greater Phila. Health Action

Sandy Moon Hightower

Retired Educator


Jazmin Jervis

Law Student

Charles Widger School of Law

Villanova University


Martha Johnson*

Retired Administrator

Hon. Blondell Reynolds-Brown

City Councilwoman-at-Large


Chester Riddick

President & CEO

Alpha Enterprise Group


Chase Roberts

Billing Analyst

Independence Blue Cross











*Honorary Board Member