Bernard W. Smalley
Class of 1980

Bernard W. Smalley Elected First African-American President of The Board of Directors of City Trusts

Bernard W. Smalley Esq., JD, law, is the first African-American to serve as President of The Board of Directors of City Trusts, the agency charged with overseeing charitable trusts bequeathed to the City of Philadelphia.  Mayor Jim Kenney stated “Bernie Smalley is a good man and a great Philadelphian, and on behalf of the entire city, I congratulate him on his unanimous election as the first African-American to lead the Board of City Trusts."

Bernard W. Smalley graduated with a degree in law in 1980 before going on to serve the City of Philadelphia and eventually elected as the first African-American President of the Board of Directors. 

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