The “Doer” Award Receipient
Dr. Keith Leaphart
Physician, Entrepreneur, Philanthropic Leader
The Doer Award is presented to a leader who has made Philadelphia a better place to live, work, and play. This award was created in honor of Former Governor Edward G. Rendell and is presented to a true “Doer”, making things happen and creating opportunity for all. Dr. Keith Leaphart has passionately dedicated more than 15 years to social service through his achievements as a physician, entrepreneur and philanthropic leader.
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Living Legacy Award Receipient
Executive Vice President & Provost
The Living Legacy Award was created in honor of Congressman Dwight Evans and is presented to a leader who is committed to fostering the Coalition’s goal of improving life chances for youth and young adults; building wealth in urban communities; and strengthening the nonprofit sector. For more than three decades, Epps has served Temple as an innovative leader and distinguished educator. However, Epps’ professional leadership and impact extend beyond her role at Temple. JoAnne is a highly respected community leader and champion for women and minorities in the legal profession and beyond.
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Community Leadership Award Receipient
Dr. Marisa Guerin
The Community Leadership Award was created in honor of Ernest Jones, UAC’s former Executive Director, to recognize an individual who has dedicated their career to building stronger communities. Dr. Guerin is a former UAC Board Member and highly regarded consultant who has worked with the executives and leadership teams many client organizations: corporations, family businesses, non-profits and religious organizations. She has addressed issues of planning, strategy, leadership effectiveness and organizational performance. In her retirement, Dr. Guerin currently contributes volunteer services as an educator of leaders and professionals.
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The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiative to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues. Our network of 70+ partner organizations and programs reaches more than 150,000 children, youth, and adults. We work in the areas of positive youth development, adult education and job training, health-related services, economic education, housing support, advocacy, and economic inclusion.
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