About CPI!

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Our Story

During the frigid winter of 1873 a little girl died, leaving behind her tiny savings of ninety cents – eleven coins in all. The coins were two quarters, one dime, four half dimes, three three-cent pieces, and one cent.

Our story began with a tiny bequest and a big vision to provide aid to poor, homeless children. In 1879, the Baptist Orphanage of Philadelphia was established.

The humble gift presented so long ago was, in essence, a form of what we now refer to as Planned Giving. If your thoughts are on estate planning, we ask to be remembered in your Will so that at-risk youth can receive care for generations to come. Thank you.


Meet Our Leadership Team

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams
President & CEO

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams
Dr. Williams’ journey from orphan and foster child to Doctor education, nonprofit founder, and author has been both challenging and rewarding. Dr. Williams has proven that success can be attained when a person possesses commitment, tenacity, and integrity. In his career, he has fulfilled a multitude of roles, including direct care worker, foster parent, house parent, entrepreneur, nonprofit and for-profit organization founder, Chief Executive Officer, adjunct professor, scholar-in-residence, talk show host, and international motivational speaker.


 Our Board of Directors:

  • Pastor Charles Quann, Chairman
  • Carole Davis, Vice Chairman
  • Ted Weerts – Treasurer
  • Cheri Christakis – Secretary
  • Kenneth D. Campbell
  • Henry Holcomb
  • Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams – Ex-Officio

Contact Location with Administrative Offices: 

ChildPromise, Inc. (CPI)
718 Arch Street, Suite 500N
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (267) 368-7639
Fax: (610) 717-5742

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