WILLIAM PENN FOUNDATION NAMES NEW LEADER
Board of Directors of the William Penn Foundation announced today that Peter J.
Degnan, Vice Dean of Finance and Administration at the Wharton School will be the
Foundation’s new Managing Director as of March 3, 2014.
Philadelphia Academies, Inc. Expands Home-Grown Nationally Proven College And Career Academy Program
A program that prepares Philadelphia high school students for college and careers will expand to serve an estimated 5,000 more students across Philadelphia. The William Penn Foundation, which has partnered with Philadelphia Academies, Inc. for more than 15 years, invests in high quality educational opportunities for low-income students in Philadelphia. The Foundation granted Philadelphia Academies, Inc., a nonprofit youth development organization, $1,425,000 over the next two years to grow its successful career academy model.
A Watershed Moment for the Delaware River Basin The Foundation plans to impact the Delaware basin by addressing watershed-wide issues; protecting and restoring places of ecological significance; and building the constituency for the watershed by engaging people.
Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Receives $5 Million to Increase Access to the Waterfront The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has
received $5 million from the William Penn Foundation to further implement its Master
Plan for the Central Delaware, which advances “public access” as the
organizing principle guiding redevelopment of the waterfront.