Episode: Doing Good in the City of Brotherly Love
Air Date: March 19, 2015
Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love and that nickname is backed up by the countless people doing good in and around the city. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking about three diverse non-profits that are committed to improving the lives of those in need in the Philadelphia area. Our guests this week are Betsy Anderson from The Philadelphia Foundation, Crystal Brown, the founder of Two Dollars Can Change a Life, and Jacqueline Patterson from Northern Children’s Services. All three guests will talk about the great work their non-profits are doing to help those in need in the Philadelphia area.
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Communications Director, The Philadelphia Foundation
Betsy Anderson is the Communications Director at The Philadelphia Foundation, where she has worked since 2009. Prior to joining The Philadelphia Foundation, Betsy worked as an award winning reporter and editor for newspapers in Michigan and New Jersey. Betsy has worked in public relations for Garden State Cable, Moorestown Friends School and the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University. She is a summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Albion College.
Founder, Two Dollars Can Change a Life
Crystal Brown is the founder of the non-profit Two Dollars Can Change a Life. Crystal’s motto is that sometimes all it takes is two dollars to put a smile on someone’s face. Crystal spends her time seeking out opportunities for kindness, and she seems to find them at every turn.
Chief Development Officer, Northern Children's Services
Jacqueline Patterson is Chief Development Officer at Northern Children’s Services. Prior to joining Northern, she held the Vice President of Organizational Advancement position at Legacy Youth Tennis and Education where she led fundraising for more than half of the organization’s general operating budget. Jacquie holds a Bachelor’s of Arts and Master’s in Public Administration from New York University.