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1. Andy Frazier took over Community Foundation of South Jersey on March 19.
Following a national search, Frazer is filling the void left by Sidney Hargro, who left the foundation in July after seven years to become executive director of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia. Frazier worked for the previous 10 years as ED of community economic development intermediary Prosperity Indiana.
CFSJ manages $21 million in donor-advised funds across eight counties in Southern New Jersey.
2. Rachel Berger is Repair the World:Philadelphia’s new ED.
The local chapter of the national Jewish service organization has found its newest leader in Berger, a Philadelphia native who most recently worked as director of community engagement at New York City-based Footsteps, which “supports and affirms those making the transition from ultra-Orthodox communities to the secular world,” according to a release.
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3. Mayor Jim Kenney got 18 more names to build the forthcoming school board.
Last week, the School District of Philadelphia’s Educational Nominating Panel put forth 18 more nominees to add to the existing 27 names from which Kenney must build Philly’s new Board of Education. The mayor has 20 days to announce his final nine picks for the board, which will officially replace the School Reform Commission on July 1.
The new nominees are:
- Dawn Ang — Nonprofit fundraiser
- Catherine Blunt — Former Philadelphia teacher and principal
- Jenny Bogoni — Founding executive director of the Read By 4th Campaign
- Alison Cohen — President and CEO of Indego parent company Bicycle Transit Systems
- Deborah Diamond — President of Campus Philly
- Supreme Dow — Executive director of the Black Writers Museum
- Cheryl Harper — Student teacher site director for Drexel University’s Department of Education
- Will Jordan — Associate professor of urban education at Temple University
- Reed Lyons — Parent and VP of Navy Yard development for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
- William Peebles — Former program director for the Education Leading to Careers and Training program at the school district
- Anna Perng — Cofounder of the Temple University Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Project
- Brenda Rivera — Social worker
- Michael Smith — Philadelphia teacher
- Andrew Stober — VP of planning and economic development for University City District
- Katherine Stratos — Director of government affairs and analytics for Comcast NBCUniversal
- Fernando Treviño — Former Pennsylvania state director for Operation Vote
- Wayne Walker — President of Walker Nell Partners, Inc.
- Christina Wong — VP of ESM Productions
4. Josh Miller-Myers is leaving Clarifi for Public Health Management Corporation.
The development pro is joining gargantuan health nonprofit PHMC in April as a strategy development manager after two and a half years with the financial empowerment nonprofit.
At Clarifi, he wrote in an email, “I focused on building a culture of philanthropy for financial literacy, including a new individual giving campaign for the agency. It’s been a wonderful opportunity to see strong financial inclusion work that tackles big issues around intergenerational poverty and the racial wealth gap.”
The role at PHMC is a homecoming to public health: “I began my fundraising career with a community health center for the homeless in Camden,” Miller-Myers wrote. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of an organization that is leading the charge to improve the health and wellbeing of the region!”
5. Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia has a new board — and a forthcoming new ED.
A mix of city employees and those working outside of local government have been named to the board of the City of Philadelphia’s nonprofit arm, which reported over $19 million in total assets at the end of 2015 and allows the city to receive private funding for specific projects.
The new board members are:
- Vaughn Ross — Deputy chief of staff for Mayor Kenney; mayor’s designee
- Tumar Alexander — Head of intergovernmental and legislative affairs in the Managing Director’s Office; managing director’s designee
- Ashley Del Bianco — Acting executive director of the Mayor’s Fund and chief grants officer for the City of Philadelphia; director of finance’s designee
- Councilman Bobby Henon — Majority leader of Philadelphia City Council; council president’s designee
- Laura Solomon, Esq. — Founder of Laura Solomon & Associates
- Sidney Hargro — Executive director of the Philanthropy Network
- Garrett Snider — Founder of Childhood Resilience Foundation
- Marlene Olshan — CEO of Vetri Community Partnership
- Richard Levins — VP, deputy general counsel and general counsel for the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Markets at Independence Blue Cross
City of Philadelphia Chief Integrity Officer Ellen Kaplan will also attend board meetings. Previously, the majority of Mayor’s Fund board members worked in government.
When Generocity checked in on the Mayor’s Fund last June, Del Bianco had announced she was stepping down as ED (while holding onto her chief grants officer position). That’s still the plan: This new board is charged with selecting a new full-time head, and Del Bianco will remain as acting executive director until then.-30-
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