David Griffith is the executive director of Episcopal Community Services. He is the first non-clergy, non-MSW to head the organization in its 145+ year history. He is an advocate for individuals and families in poverty and strongly believes that the call to service, along with the call for inclusion, diversity, and the equal access to opportunity is core to the Episcopal faith tradition. David is also chairman of Modern Group Ltd., an employee-owned industrial holding company, chairman of Delaware Valley Floral Group, director and governance chair of the J. J. Haines Company, manager of Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC., chair of Verus Advisory Board, and serves as a member of the IBM Midmarket Advisory Council. His nonprofit involvements are as vice chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, trustee and governance chair of the Academy of Natural Sciences, chairman of the McEwen Family Scholarship Trusts, and director of the Griffith Family Foundation. He is a frequent lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Nonprofit Leadership Program, the Fox School of Business, and Rutgers School of Engineering.
The reality of losing public benefits due to achieving economically is frightening, but it is possible to navigate with preparation, says guest columnist David Griffith of Episcopal Community Services.