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Board of Directors
Regional leadership
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia's board is composed of individuals from many of our region's leading philanthropies, and who represent the broad range of grantmakers that comprise our membership.

2016-17 Board of Directors 
(effective April 1, 2016)

Paul DiLorenzo

Paul DiLorenzo
Stoneleigh Foundation

Vice President
Meredith Huffman
Genuardi Family Foundation

Ruth Clauser

Sunoco Foundation

Amy Snyder

Amy Snyder
Connelly Foundation

Romona Riscoe Benson

Jennifer T. Bohnenberger
Independence Foundation

Nina Cohen, Esq.
The Glenmede Trust Company

Kevin Dow
United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ

Timothy Durkin
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Aldustus (A.J.) Jordan
Wells Fargo

Keith Leaphart
The Lenfest Foundation

Sarah Martinez-Helfman
Samuel S. Fels Fund

Christine Miller
The Comcast Foundation

Jennifer Pedroni
HealthSpark Foundation

Joseph Pyle
Thomas Scattergood Behavioral
Health Foundation

Daphne Rowe
Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors

Brent Thompson
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dwayne Wharton
Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation


New Board Members in 2016
Elected for a three-year term commencing April 1, 2016

Romona Riscoe BensonROMONA RISCOE BENSON serves as Director of Corporate Relations of Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) where she oversees a $5 million contributions budget and leads PECO's sponsorships, community partnerships, employee engagement, and event and sports facility management programs. She has more than 25 years’ experience in strategic leadership in the areas of programming, marketing, community affairs, museum management, event and convention planning, tourism and promotion.  Previously, she served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the African American Museum in Philadelphia; Executive Director of the PCVB's Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, where she produced the PECO Jazz Festival; and Senior Director of Visitor Services and Community Relations with the New Jersey State Aquarium.

Benson is a well-known jazz vocalist and has been performing in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for over 30 years. She has been a Director of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (Inc) since May, 2015, and serves as a Member of Airport Advisory Board of Philadelphia International Airport.

Kevin DowKEVIN DOW is the Senior Vice President of Impact and Innovation at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, where he leads the regional Impact agenda, developing and executing strategies that address critical needs in local communities to improve education, income, and health in nine counties across Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Prior to joining United Way, Dow served for five years as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Deputy Commerce Director for the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department, and worked in both financial services and community investment at Wachovia Corporation.

Dow currently sits on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Multicultural Affairs Congress, and Philadelphia Academies Inc. A native Philadelphian, Dow is a proud graduate of Central High School. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. in Management from Saint Joseph’s University


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