Jeff Silverman Elected to Scholarship America Board of Trustees

MINNEAPOLIS (March 1, 2018)  — Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, is pleased to announce Jeff Silverman, Managing Partner, Summit Group of Virginia,  has been elected to its Board of Trustees.

Silverman is one of the founding partners of Summit Group of Virginia. Founded in 1996, Summit Group of Virginia LLP is an independent, financial consulting firm located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Silverman focuses on helping businesses and their owners with complex issues such as deferred compensation, buy-sell and key-person arrangements. He also assists businesses with all aspects of design, negotiation, and implementation of employee group benefits, such as life, long-term disability, and health insurance. As a sub-specialty of this, he supports numerous large health systems across the country with their employee benefit programs.

A resident of Virginia Beach, VA, Silverman has served as a youth sports coach and mentor and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Norfolk Collegiate Schools and the Achievable Dream Academy and mentors “at risk” teenagers.  He was also recently inducted into the Ameritas Life Insurance Company Hall of Fame.

“We are so pleased to have Jeff join our board,” said Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO of Scholarship America.  “He brings exceptional professional expertise in finance as well as a personal connection to Scholarship America, as his grandfather, Dr. Irving Fradkin, founded our organization 60 years ago. “

“I am humbled to become a member of the board of Scholarship America,” Jeff Silverman says.  “To be able to both have a positive impact on our next generation, while furthering the organization and legacy my grandfather started is overwhelming.”

Silverman is a graduate of Old Dominion University, where he earned a B.S.  in Finance.

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Contact: Pam Carlson. 952.830.7310

About Scholarship America
For 60 years, Scholarship America has worked directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to empower people to fulfill their college dreams. As the nation’s largest private education support organization, having distributed over $3.9 billion to more than 2.4 million students, Scholarship America is now working to further engage the private sector to support programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education and help students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment. More information is available at or by following @scholamerica.

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