Latest mental health innovation: check-ups at the market
On August 5, the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation activated the first-of- its-kind "mental health kiosk" at the ShopRite market in North Philadelphia. Located just outside a retail health clinic, the kiosk invites people to "get a check-up from the neck up" using a tablet-style screening tool that can help identify signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder and Alcohol misuse. The screening tool is the winner of Scattergood's 2014 Design Challenge, Wellness at your Fingertips, and marks the first time in the U.S. that a retail clinic has begun comprehensive screening for mental health conditions. Read more.
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New leaders named to head two of the region's largest foundations
Two of the region's largest foundation recently announced changes in their top leadership. The Lenfest Foundation named Stacy Holland as its new Executive Director. Holland is leaving her position as Chief of Strategic Partnerships at the School District of Philadelphia to take on her new role at Lenfest beginning in September. Previously, Holland served as President of the Philadelphia Youth Network and is a current board member of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation.
The William Penn Foundation announced the appointment of Laura Sparks as Executive Director, succeeding Managing Director Peter Degnan. Sparks joined the Foundation in 2012 and most recently served as the Foundation’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, the senior executive responsible for all philanthropic investments. Prior to joining William Penn, Sparks served as the Director of Development Finance Initiatives at Citi, where she created and implemented community development strategies at local and national levels.
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SAVE THE DATE: November 11, 2014
Philanthropy Network's 2014 Fall Conference
Be sure to reserve Tuesday, November 11th for Philanthropy Network’s 2014 Fall Conference! We’ll return to the Inn at Penn for Sparking Solutions 2.0, where we’ll build on the momentum from last year’s event to further advance ideas and action around our Sparking issues agenda. Watch for additional details to be announced soon. Registration opens in late September.
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Q&A with Network Executive Director Debra Kahn
The August issue of Fairmount Ventures reSources newsletter features an interview with Philanthropy Network's Debra Kahn.
Kahn talks about some of the latest philanthropic trends, how nonprofits can better position themselves in an increasingly competitive funding environment, and what attendees can expect at our 2014 Fall Conference, Sparking Solutions 2.0, on November 11.
Donor guide offers strategies to prevent childhood obesity
Commissioned by the Greater Philadelphia Food Funders and produced by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn, the guide "Donor Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Lessons from the Greater Philadelphia Region" (March 2014) identifies three key strategies for funders who seek to impact childhood obesity: start early, increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity, and enable healthy choices in both eating and physical activity. The report was produced with support from the Convergence Partnership for Healthy People, Healthy Places. Download the guide here.
2013 Fall Conference
More than 350 attendees joined us at the Inn at Penn on November 14th for our 25th annual fall conference, SPARKING SOLUTIONS. Visit our 2013 Fall Conference Highlights Page
for photos, videos and other materials from the event, including the Sparking Solutions Conference Report prepared by Generocity. Check back for updates and additional news about follow-up actions.