Meet Our Board

Meet Our Board Members

Our board members are key to the Philadelphia Foundation. They are the connectors, activators and accelerators of change that serve as the guiding force of our organization. Each of our board members brings a unique professional expertise, background and understanding of community issues, which together make the Philadelphia Foundation’s efforts ever more effective.

Connectors, Activators and Accelerators of change
Chairman Emeritus, UGI Corp.

Lon R. Greenberg joined the Board of Managers in January 2017. He is Chairman Emeritus of UGI Corporation, a Fortune 500 distributor and marketer of energy products and related services.

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Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AMETEK, Inc.

William J. Burke (“Bill”) joined AMETEK, a Berwyn-based global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion, in 1987.

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Special Counsel, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Andrew R. Rogoff joined the Board of Managers in January 2017. Rogoff has been a trial lawyer in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP since 1985, with a focus on the defense of pharmaceutical product liability claims and allegations of professional negligence.

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Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Christina Mesires Fournaris is the leader of Morgan Lewis’s Private Client Group. She regularly advises high-net-worth individuals, multigenerational family groups, entrepreneurs, and owners of privately held businesses.

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President & Chief Operating Officer, Einstein Healthcare Network

Dixie James, President and Chief Operating Officer at Einstein Healthcare Network Philadelphia is a proven healthcare professional offering over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry with strengths in strategy and business development, physician alignment and engagement, operations management and optimization, business intelligence and analytics, and strategic affiliations/merger & acquisitions.

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CEO of ChatterBlast Media

Evan Urbania is CEO of ChatterBlast Media, a digital marketing & advertising agency based in Philadelphia

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Founder, Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

Evelyn McNiff, founder and board president of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, joined the TPF board in 2017. Since she founded the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, it has awarded more than 22,500 four-year scholarships to under-served children.

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Managing Director, Gabriel Investments

Holly is Managing Director of Gabriel Investments, an investment firm focused on providing venture capital to high growth companies in the Philadelphia region. She is an Independent Trustee for Hamilton Lane’s Private Assets Fund and Hamilton Lane’s Special Purpose Acquisition Company. She is also an Independent Trustee for FS Investments’ Credit Income and Multi-Alternative Income Funds.

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Of Counsel, Armanino LLP

As trailblazer in the accounting industry, Jane started her career at Laventhol & Horwath, where she made history as the first woman tax partner at an international firm in Philadelphia. Her knowledge of family business consulting and wealth issues paved the way for Jane to co-found Drucker & Scaccetti, where she led the firm as CEO and eventually took over the role of Firm Ambassador and Chief Storyteller.

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Partner, Blank Rome LLP
Chair Emeritus

Larry Beaser was appointed to the Board of Managers by the Philadelphia Bar Association, where he serves as Counsel to the Board of Governors and previously served as Chancellor. He served as Chair of The Philadelphia Foundation’s Board of Managers from Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2016.

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Founder & Former CEO of Karma Agency

Kathleen (Kate) S. Allison founded Alta Communications in 1999, predecessor of The Karma Agency in Philadelphia for which she is now CEO. She previously was the managing director of the Philadelphia office of Golin/Harris.

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Principal, Michael K. Pearson Consulting

Michael K. Pearson (“Mike”) is a widely respected leader with more than 26 years of social C-Suite experience, deep public company, private family and private equity expertise as a front-line P & L entrepreneurial leader.

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Head of Community Stewardship and President, Vanguard Group Foundation

Aldustus (A.J.) Jordan is an experienced corporate community relations executive with wide-ranging leadership roles in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors.

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CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition

Sharmain Matlock-Turner is the CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition. She began her tenure in March 1999 with the special distinction of being the first woman to lead the Coalition.

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Shirin Karsan, who serves on the Boards of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, the Global Bioethics Initiative and the Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board, joined The Philadelphia Foundation Board in 2018.

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James S. Riepe Presidential Professor of Law and Education, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Pritchett previously served as the Interim University President from February 2022 – June 2022 and previously served as the University Provost at Penn from July 1, 2017, through July 1, 2021.

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Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Property Trust

William (Bill) P. Hankowsky was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Property Trust, until February 2020.

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