Jan 13, 2023

CSFP will have a new Board Chair and Vice-Chair

PHILADELPHIA – Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia has selected a new Chair and Vice-Chair for the organization’s Board of Directors. Margaret Dinneny (Chief People Officer, Wawa) will serve as CSFP’s new Board Chair and Jeremy Ben-Zev (Market President, Truist Bank) will serve as the new Vice-Chair. CSFP’s previous Board Chair, Patrick Burke (Investment Officer and Principal, Mill Creek Capital Advisors, LLC) will step down and remain on the Board.

Dinneny has served on CSFP’s board since 2019. Prior to her Board Chair appointment, Dinneny served as the Vice-Chair under Burke. Ben-Zev joined CSFP’s Board of Directors in 2021 as a member. Both Dinneny and Ben-Zev sit on the Breaking Barriers Campaign Steering Committee.

“This is such an exciting time for CSFP as the organization grows and enhances services to the children and families of Philadelphia. I am honored to continue to support this amazing organization as Board Chair”, said Margaret Dinneny, Chief People Officer, Wawa. “I have had the privilege of working with CSFP for four years and have witnessed how impactful and important scholarships are to our families. I look forward to continuing to ensure that students in Philadelphia are set up for life-long economic success.”

Professionally, Dinneny has more than 30 years of experience in Human Resources. In her current role, she oversees all Workforce Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Retirement, Benefits and Wellness, HRIT systems, as well as Internal Communications, Engagement and Recognition for Wawa.

Ben-Zev has worked with Truist Bank for more than 12 years. He also serves as an advisory board member for the Truist Foundation and on the Strategic Planning Committee for the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center.

“We are thrilled to have Margaret and Jeremy take on leadership positions on our board. Their prior work on the Executive and Development committees helped CSFP to expand our offerings for Philadelphia families. I am confident that in their Chair and Vice-Chair roles, they will continue to guide the organization’s work now and in the future,” said Keisha Jordan, President and CEO, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia. “While our team is excited about this transition, we are also grateful to Pat Burke for his leadership as Board Chair for the past five years. He has helped CSFP navigate many new and challenging times, and has prepared the organization for long-term success.”

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About Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia 
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) is a privately funded program whose mission is to provide financial access for students from under-resourced Philadelphia families to safe, high-quality, tuition-based schools. It is the largest provider of scholarship support for grades K-8 in Pennsylvania. CSFP currently serves more than 5,800 children in K-8th grade enrolled at more than 160 area tuition-based schools, who are receiving a maximum of $3,200 per child, per year. CSFP scholarships are all need-based and awarded by random lottery.