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CommonBond Hosts 2012 MBA Summer End Gala to Benefit African School for Excellence.

New York, NY, July 25, 2012 --( CommonBond, a student loan crowdfunding platform, is pleased to host the 2012 MBA Summer End Gala on Thursday, August 2, 2012, to benefit its nonprofit partner, African School for Excellence. The MBA, Startup, and Financial communities in New York City are invited to Midtown Loft & Terrace, at 267 Fifth Ave, from 8:00pm to 11:00pm, to celebrate a great cause, while enjoying excellent food, specialty drinks, and spectacular views of the city.

CommonBond was founded to lower the cost of higher education. The company's innovative model makes it possible for alumni and investors to earn money while allowing students to save money on their student loans. The company also has a very strong Social Promise: For every degree fully funded on the platform, CommonBond will fund the education of a student at the African School for Excellence for a full year.

“We believe business can and should be a positive force for change,” said David Klein, CEO and Co-Founder of CommonBond. “That's why we exist as a company and why we're hosting the Summer-End Gala on August 2, to benefit the African School for Excellence.”

CommonBond's founding team is comprised of David Klein, CEO; Michael Taormina, CFO; and Jessup Shean, COO. They met at Wharton Business School and have 20 years of experience in consumer finance and capital markets. They are combining their corporate experience with their entrepreneurial passion to make finance better.

CommonBond would like to thank Chivas Regal, Eataly, Projective Space, Runa Tea, Classic Car Club Manhattan, and Alton Lane for co-sponsoring the MBA Summer End Gala. To reserve a ticket for the event, please visit

For more information about African School for Excellence, please visit For more information on CommonBond, please visit and become a Facebook fan at

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