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HealthSpark Foundation is proud to announce the election of its new Board officers and to welcome the class of community volunteers for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Dr. Warren Hilton, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Kutztown University, is the Foundation’s new Board...
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By Russell Johnson, President and CEO Earlier this month, after years of advocacy work, the United State Supreme Court issued a ruling protecting LGBTQ+ people from workplace discrimination. It was a long overdue ruling. The ruling resonates personally for me. I serve as president of a private...
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By Russell Johnson, President and CEO This past Wednesday, nearly 50 Montgomery County leaders joined together in two separate sessions to talk about building back a better safety net system in Montgomery County. The leaders work in health and human services, businesses, colleges and universities...
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HealthSpark Foundation is proud to announce $209,000 in grant awards to relief and recovery efforts for communities impacted by COVID-19. This brings the Foundation’s total support for COVID-related investments to $259,000 since March 2020. The Montco Anti-Hunger Network will receive a grant of $50...
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Together with forty-one community partners, HealthSpark Foundation has launched an effort to rebuild the social safety net post-pandemic called Build Back Better. Partner organizations, which represent nonprofit safety net providers, universities, faith groups, advocacy groups, elected officials...
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The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the ensuing protests are the manifestation of the deep, longstanding pain of racism in our country. Frustration, anger, and violence at this scale happen when peaceful forms of protest aren’t listened to, when calls for action and...
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By Russell Johnson, President & CEO Several years ago, I served as board chair on a nonprofit organization that suddenly lost a major contract with our primary funder. Faced with a significant revenue loss supporting the overhead expenses of a large staff and facility, we had to make swift and...
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HealthSpark Foundation is excited to announce the creation of a new position to join our team. The position is the Manager of Strategic Analytics and is a full-time position with the Foundation. The Manager of Strategic Analytics will develop and implement a strategic vision for community-wide data...
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“When one's life has been shattered into a million pieces, most set out to pick up the pieces & rebuild. Others look at those broken pieces & decide this is their opportunity to start anew, the bigger picture comes into view.” ― Sanjo Jendayi, author and spoken word artist The COVID-19 pandemic has...
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“It is important for me personally to give back to the community where I grew up and am growing my professional career. I am proud to be part of two organizations that have stepped up to help provide this much needed aid,” says Nicholas Bucci, CFP at BLB&B Advisors and HealthSpark Foundation Board...