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File #: 160229    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/17/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/17/2016
Title: Honoring Philadelphia's Non-Profit Women Leaders in recognition of Women's History Month.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Jones
Attachments: 1. Signature16022900.pdf
Honoring Philadelphia's Non-Profit Women Leaders in recognition of Women's History Month.

WHEREAS, Non-profits are an economic engine for Philadelphia's local and regional economy; and

WHEREAS, Non-profits' vast economic contributions are evident in the United States' GDP. According to The Independent Sector, non-profits account for 5.5% of the GDP - the equivalent of $805 billion. The impact of non-profit organizations is indisputably far-reaching and vital to the United States' economic well-being; and

WHEREAS, Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes currently serves as CEO of the American Red Cross of Southeastern PA. Prior to becoming the CEO, Judge Hughes served as a trial judge in the Court of Common Pleas, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania which encompasses the City of Philadelphia, as well as the Trial Division of the court, since her appointment to the bench in 1995 by Governor Tom Ridge. She was elected to a full ten-year term beginning January 1996 and was re-elected in 2005 to a second full term. She specialized in homicides, but has handled both civil and criminal proceedings; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Donna Gentile O'Donnell has led a diverse and successful career in health care, life sciences and public service concentrated in the Greater Philadelphia area. Dr. O'Donnell is special assistant to the president and vice president for innovation partnerships and programs at Thomas Jefferson University. Formerly a principal with O'Donnell Associates, her clients included nonprofit organizations, universities and life science companies, including Cephalon. She was previously the managing director of the Eastern Technology Council for nine years. There, she played a significant role in developing and creating BioAdvance, a state entity designed to grow the life sciences industry in southeastern Pennsylvania, as well as many other key life science initiatives. She is a special limited partner in PA Early Stage Partners. She also holds a s...

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