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Emma joins the HealthSark Foundation team as Director of External Affairs. We are excited to work with Emma in this new role and to build upon the shared Your Way Home efforts that Emma guided as Administrator for the Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development. As Director of...
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July 17, 2019 – For Immediate Release Colmar, PA – The HealthSpark Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of the following board new and reelected members: Amy Gianficaro , new board member Joel Johnson , Board Secretary, reelected Courtney McCormick , reelected Joseph C....
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Tamela Luce, HealthSpark's first program officer, recently announced her departure in order to pursue a new professional opportunity as President and CEO of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. During her tenure, Tamela directed The Academy , developed an extensive network among Montgomery...
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Executives and staff of health and human service nonprofits, government officials and department heads, funders, representatives from area health systems and universities, faith and business leaders and community residents crowded into the grand ballroom at the Normandy Farm and Conference Center in...
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How do you serve hungry people who cannot get to a food pantry? The Open Link Executive Director Stu Bush has long asked that question and thanks to some ingenuity he has a solution: bring the pantry to them . Food Pantry Without Walls is a pilot program to deliver food to residents of the Upper...
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Chester County Food Bank manages raised bed gardens at Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore, where volunteers help grow food specifically for the organization's constituents. Courtesy photo used in article. As we’ve explored this month , poverty is unexpectedly present in Philly’s suburban counties —...
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Photo by www.chorusphotography.com , copyright 2019. Habitat for Humanity's financial literacy class. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ The following article from Generocity details one of our foundation's recent Innovation Lab grants ....
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The Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal released its 54th issue, which includes an article written by Tamela and Russ entitled, "Mending a Frayed Net: HealthSpark Foundation's Safety Net Resiliency Initiative." The article, copied below, can be found on the Social Innovation's Journal's website...
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We are pleased to welcome and introduce John Ramirez, Jr. to our foundation staff. John joined HealthSpark in mid-January as the new Controller. In this role, John will have overall responsibility for financial planning, management, oversight and reporting for HealthSpark. John comes to the...
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On Thursday, March 14, we hosted a luncheon for funders to discuss the findings from a just-released report from the Center for Social Innovation entitled " Racial Equity and Homelessness in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: Initial Findings ". With funding from our foundation, Your Way Home hired...