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File #: 170053    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/26/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/26/2017
Title: Honoring and recognizing Joan C. Mazzotti for her exceptional leadership and dedication over the last 16 years as the Executive Director of Philadelphia Futures.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature17005300.pdf
Title
Honoring and recognizing Joan C. Mazzotti for her exceptional leadership and dedication over the last 16 years as the Executive Director of Philadelphia Futures.

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WHEREAS, On September 13, 2016, The Board of Directors of Philadelphia Futures announced that Joan C. Mazzotti will step down as Executive Director after 16 years of extraordinary service; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Mazzotti, a Long Island native with a bachelor's degree in political science from Rider University and a law degree from Villanova University, was a corporate lawyer for Aramark for more than 20 years, before she joined Philadelphia Futures as its third leader in the history of the organization; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia Futures is a nonprofit organization that provides Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia Futures provides comprehensive, long-term, direct services and resources to students including academic enrichment, college guidance, one-to-one mentoring, career readiness and financial incentives; and

WHEREAS, As a result of the dedication and unwavering passion Ms. Mazzotti brought to her job, the work sometimes got personal. Ms. Mazzotti and her husband, Michael Kelly, a retired lawyer, mentored and became stand-in parents to a Philadelphia Futures student originally from Haiti who had lost his parents years earlier, and who went on to graduate from Haverford College; and

WHEREAS, "Joan Mazzotti's exceptional leadership over 16 years has shaped an organization that deeply understands and serves the needs of first-generation-to-college students," said Laura Williamson, Chair of the Board of Philadelphia Futures. "Joan's agility in transforming a vision to action with measurable results is evident in every part of the organization today from the depth and reach of the program to the loyalty and generosity of our donor b...

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