Sidney Hargro, the Executive Director of the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, a philanthropy strategist, speaker and advocate for reimagining approaches to sustainable changes. Philanthropy Network supports funders and social investors in greater Philadelphia as a hub for learning, knowledge-sharing and partnership.and works to integrate policy, equity and social innovation in philanthropy to increase regional impact.
Previously, he led the Community Foundation of South Jersey, a startup foundation which grew from $400,000 to over $21 million in assets in seven years. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Officer at The Columbus Foundation, the nation's 7th largest community foundation.
Sidney will address the general state of Philanthropy in Philadelphia with comments on their efforts to reduce poverty in the region, improvements to education and recent trends such as " Mission Aligned Investing" and the rise of Donor Advised Funds and Giving Circles.