Group Briefs: Basis For Delaware County declares new board members

Group Briefs: Basis For Delaware County declares new board members

MEDIA — The Basis for Delaware County just lately introduced the election of James Harper Jr., Michael Mattise, CFP, and Mia Mendoza to the inspiration’s Board of Administrators. As well as, the inspiration introduced the appointment of recent officers to its Board of Administrators. The next neighborhood leaders have been elected to steer the biggest philanthropy in Delaware County: Cyrise Dixon, chair; Michael Magnavita, CPA, vice chair; Kelly Thornton, secretary; and Ted Peters, treasurer.

“We’re thrilled to have the depth and breadth of expertise and management represented on this slate of recent board members and officers. I’m assured they’ll lead the Basis for Delaware County to larger heights,” says Frances Sheehan, basis president. “It’s an thrilling time for the inspiration. The various expertise of our board members will present management to deal with the challenges dealing with our county and they are going to be an actual asset as we proceed constructing a philanthropic engine transferring Delaware County ahead.”

Harper, a resident of Wallingford, is Enterprise Supervisor for Laborers’ Native #413. James is President of the Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia and Neighborhood and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the union’s Well being & Welfare, Pension and Coaching Funds and Vice President of the Delaware County AFL-CIO. He was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the Pennsylvania Workforce Improvement Board and is a member of the Delaware County Financial Improvement Oversite Board of Administrators and the Chester Financial Improvement Authority.
Mattise, a resident of Newtown Sq., is President and Chief Funding Officer, Radnor Monetary Advisors, LLC. He’s additionally a Senior Member of Radnor’s Funding Coverage Group (IPG), researching and creating methods for all funding selections concerning shopper portfolios.
Mendoza, a resident of Media, is the Founding father of Mendoza Group Inc., the primary full-service Hispanic promoting and advertising company within the tri-state space. Mendoza’s volunteer and board service embrace America’s First Honest Commerce City and Catholic Partnership Colleges. She has additionally served on the boards of Philadelphia’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Economic system League of Larger Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania’s Fee for Ladies.
Dixon was the primary feminine patrol officer within the Metropolis of Chester and at present is the Chief Working Officer for the Metropolis of Chester, and previously the Chief of Employees for the Chester Police Division. Dixon at present serves on the boards of the Chester Group Enchancment Program, Delaware County Legislation Enforcement Memorial Basis, and Senior Group Providers. Along with her earlier function as Secretary of the inspiration’s board, she has been the co-chair of the inspiration’s Racial Fairness Job Power for the final two years.
Magnavita is President and CEO of Franklin Mint Federal Credit score Union (“FMFCU”). He presently serves on the Board of Administrators of the Good Fellowship Ambulance and EMS Coaching Institute, Delaware County Group School Academic Basis and White Horse Village. Along with his service on the inspiration’s board, Magnavita chaired the inspiration’s Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund, elevating and distributing over $1 million to meals banks and different nonprofits dealing with challenges because of the pandemic.
Thornton, a resident of Newtown Sq., is a Greater Schooling & Well being Providers Assurance Companion within the Philadelphia workplace of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). At PwC, Kelly additionally leads Variety and Inclusion for the Mid-Atlantic Market and beforehand coordinated the agency’s company duty actions in Philadelphia. Kelly just lately served as a member of the inspiration’s COVID-19 Response Fund Advisory Committee. As well as, she at present serves on the boards of: Delaware County Literacy Council; Visiting Nurses Affiliation of Larger Philadelphia; Communities in Colleges of Philadelphia; and Garrett Williamson. Kelly can be chair of the inspiration’s Audit Committee.
Peters, a resident of Bryn Mawr, is chairman and CEO of Bluestone Monetary Establishments Fund, and former chairman and CEO of Bryn Mawr Financial institution Company and the Bryn Mawr Belief Firm. He served on the board of the Federal Reserve Financial institution of Philadelphia from 2009-14.
A public charity based in 2016, The Basis for Delaware County is the biggest philanthropy serving Delaware County. Certainly one of 780 neighborhood foundations throughout the U.S., the inspiration encourages philanthropy by offering environment friendly giving automobiles like donor-advised funds, reward annuities, and property planning recommendation to beneficiant people who wish to have an effect in Delaware County and past. The muse is proud to function a convener throughout sectors to deal with difficult neighborhood points corresponding to the necessity for a county well being division. In April, the inspiration awarded greater than $1.8M in Affect Grants to space nonprofits. As well as, the inspiration operates the Middle for Nonprofit Excellence to strengthen Delaware County’s nonprofit neighborhood.
With headquarters in Media and repair websites in Eddystone, Higher Darby, and Springfield, The Basis for Delaware County additionally operates the distinguished evidence-based packages Wholesome Begin, the WIC vitamin program, and Nurse-Household Partnership. Different packages embrace El Centro (Hispanic useful resource middle), a well being useful resource middle for college students within the Chester Upland Faculty District, and the brand new Housing Alternatives Program for Fairness (HOPE). To study extra concerning the basis, go to

Tickets on sale for Brewhaha Bingo Bash

Delaware County Advocacy and Useful resource Group (DCARO) will maintain its annual Brewhaha Bingo Bash, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Ridley’s Creekside Middle, 794 Milmont Ave., Swarthmore. Tickets price $40. Worth consists of six bingo video games with money prizes for every sport, in addition to roast beef sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and soda. A basket raffle may even be out there.
DCARO, previously often known as The Arc of Delaware County, advocates for inclusive neighborhood practices and influences public coverage for people with mental and developmental disabilities.
Tickets for the occasion could be bought at or sending  a examine of cash order payable to “Delaware County Advocacy and Useful resource Group” to Suite G, 740 S. Chester Rd., Swarthmore 19081.

Springfield Faculty District instructor mini grants introduced

The Springfield Space Academic Basis (SAEF) and Springfield Faculty District (SSD) have introduced 4 tasks chosen for the web SAEF Instructor Mini-
Grants program. This annual on-line program helps rework instructor concepts into tangible initiatives that can enhance each pupil and instructor academic alternatives within the Springfield Faculty District.
The recipients have been chosen from those that utilized for funding via the SAEF on-line Instructor Mini- Grants Program instituted two years in the past.
“The tasks chosen via the grant utility won’t solely spark optimistic change, however will present a broad community of pupil studying connections and engagement that will likely be launched via our funding,” mentioned Stephen Todaro (SHS ’78,) President of SAEF.
This 12 months, SAEF has partnered with the Springfield Faculty District to supervise the grant utility and award course of. The purposes have been awarded primarily based on enter from a panel of academics and SAEF board members who thought of whether or not the concepts have been related, modern, actionable and particular.
New tips for submission will likely be introduced on www.saef.web subsequent fall for the 2023-2024 Springfield Faculty District 12 months.
Tasks that have been chosen for 2022-2023 are:
TV Studio Improve at Springfield Excessive Faculty, funding for improve to present pupil providers for brand spanking new video manufacturing lessons; Pupil Alliance at ET Richardson Center Faculty, funding for membership that focuses on training of all members of the college on completely different cultures, races and customs; Lively/Versatile Seating at Sabold Elementary Faculty, funding for seating to encourage pupil exercise and discourage sedentary conduct and improve pupil potential to interact/give attention to studying; Aquaponics at Springfield Excessive Faculty, funding for city agricultural ‘inexperienced’ challenge to assist college students study sustainability inside their meals system.
SAEF’s objective is to assist present each pupil with rigorous, enriching academic alternatives from kindergarten via highschool. In partnership with the Springfield Faculty District, the Basis raises and manages donor funds that present the college district with the power for strategic program investments, so each pupil has the chance to succeed.
To study extra concerning the SAEF Instructor Grants Program, contact SAEF Improvement Workplace at 610-938-
6034 or go to http://www.saef.web/.

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The Basis for Delaware County just lately introduced the election of  Mia Mendoza to their Board of Administrators. (SUBMITTED PHOTO) Michael Mattise just lately joined the Basis For Delaware County’s Board of Administrators. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)



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