CSFP is pleased to announce that it has appointed Heather Weiss Frattone as its new Executive Director. Ms. Frattone starts her new role today, just after CSFP announced that it has awarded another 2,000 new scholarships to K-8 grade children for next school year.
Ms. Frattone joins CSFP from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served most recently as Associate Dean for Student and Professional Engagement. An attorney with an extensive background in public service, policy development and law, Frattone has worked in both higher education and the K-12th grade sphere. Before her 10+ year tenure at Penn Law, Heather led the policy and planning efforts at the School District of Philadelphia and worked as an associate at Philadelphia law firms, Kleinbard LLC and Dechert LLP. Earlier in her career, Frattone worked in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs under President Clinton and at the Public Interest Law Center. Frattone received her BS in Economics from Wharton cum laude and her Penn Law degree cum laude.
Of her new role, Frattone said she is excited to help provide access to high quality K-8th grade schools for Philadelphia children. “I look forward to joining the team at CSFP and working together to directly support children and families in Philadelphia. From my personal and professional experiences, I have seen first-hand how doors open through education, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the CSFP team.” Frattone will work together with CSFP’s outgoing Executive Director Ina Lipman to ensure a smooth transition over the next few months.
“I am very happy for CSFP—for the donors, staff, Board, and volunteers who will have the opportunity to work with Heather—and for Heather, because she will be working with an exceptional group of people” said Ms. Lipman. “But most importantly, I am excited for the thousands of Philadelphia children and families whose lives will be touched by Heather’s work.”
“CSFP is delighted to welcome Heather as our new Executive Director, especially at this time of year, as we begin to prepare scholarships for the 2018-19 school year,” said CSFP Board Chair Patrick Burke. “We are confident that Heather’s experience in both higher education and at the School District of Philadelphia will bring great value to CSFP and the families we serve, and look forward to her officially welcoming 2,000 more students into our program this summer at CSFP’s June Awards Ceremony.”