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Naomi Zitin, the noted leader and first female board chair of the North Penn Hospital in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 14th at 95. Her obituary can be found at HealthSpark Foundation was created in 2002 from the sale of the North Penn Hospital. We pass along our...
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As part of our Safety Net Resiliency Initiative, we are accepting grant applications until November 2, 2018 for pilot projects through our Innovation Lab. Innovation Lab Goals The Innovation Lab seeks to advance community learning and includes two short-term goals: Safety net system providers...
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On September 6, 2018, HealthSpark Foundation welcomed nearly 200 people to Normandy Farm Conference Center for a Community of Practice meeting. This was the third such meeting, following other convenings in March and June. Community of Practice meetings have been an important component in Phase 1 of...
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July 3, 2018 – For Immediate Release Colmar, PA – The HealthSpark Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of the following officers and one new member: Chinwe Onyekere, Chair Warren Hilton, Vice Nicholas Bucci, Treasurer Joel Johnson, Secretary Brian O'Leary, New Board...

Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities Executive Director Barbara Wilhelmy gives Sen. Bob Casey a tour of their food pantry. All photos by Tamela Luce.
POTTSTOWN >> U.S. Sen. Bob Casey stopped by a Pottstown food bank Monday on his way to cast his vote on a farm bill package that could cut the food stamp benefits on which so many of those using the food bank depend.
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Philabundance recently created two toolkits for food pantries and other organizations in the emergency food system: advocacy and volunteer management.
Jeff Olivet, senior advisor to the Center for Social Innovation shows data on the impact of homelessness on African American, Latino and white communities. Photo by Tamela Luce.
“If we can figure out how to solve homelessness for a young, black trans woman, we can solve it for everyone else.” Jeff Olivet, a nationally recognized expert in homelessness, behavioral and public health and senior advisor to the Center for Social Innovation delivered the above quote at the 6th...
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Four Design Teams, six big ideas and an audience of nearly 200 people... HealthSpark Foundation hosted its second Community of Practice meeting on Monday, June 4th in Blue Bell as part of its Safety Net Resiliency Initiative.
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On May 18th, over 80 people gathered for a day of conversation, learning and sharing in the 4th annual conference for emergency food providers in Montgomery County. The theme of this year's conference was "Better Together," a rallying cry several speakers asked attendees to repeat throughout the day...
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HealthSpark Foundation is proud to announce that its Vice President of Administration Jennifer Pedroni has been elected as Board President for Philanthropy Network Greater Philadephia!