Iris Leon, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Women of Vision

TITLE: Manager of Women of Vision

FOCUS AREAS: Women and girls, economic security, legal reform, health and well-being, education and leadership development

CONTACT: (215) 832-0859, Ileon@Jewishphilly.org

PROFILE: Since August 2016, Iris Leon has been the manager of the Women of Vision group, which is part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Women of Vision. Prior to this, Leon was the executive director of the Delaware County Community Foundation and a manager of developmental operations at the University of Pennsylvania.

She shares the following information about her current position on her LinkedIn page:

Provide strategic leadership to grow Women of Vision (WOV), the permanent Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. WOV brings women together to promote hands-on change for Jewish women and girls here in the Greater Philadelphia region and in Israel. WOV makes annual grants to innovative and impactful programs that transform women’s lives.

And here is some information that she shares about herself:

I am an enthusiastic, highly organized, and collaborative nonprofit professional with a proven track record in development, fundraising, grantmaking, and relationship management. I bring experience in strategic planning, donor advised funds, and board development. I am passionate about social change leadership and creating a better world through philanthropy.

This is her Penn Social Policy and Practice bio:

Iris Mireya Leon is a dynamic and collaborative nonprofit professional with a proven track record in development, fundraising, grantmaking, and relationship management. She currently serves as the Manager of Development Operations for the Vice Provost for University Life at the University of Pennsylvania. In that role Iris strategizes to identify priorities and grow revenue for a complex network of programs that enhance student life at Penn. Previously, Iris was with the National Philanthropic Trust, where she managed grantmaking for several entities and oversaw organizational development ventures such as strategic planning and board governance. Iris also has extensive experience in fundraising for nonprofits, including as Development Manager for Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. In addition to her role as member of SP2’s Alumni Council, Iris sits on the steering committee of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Philadelphia chapter, and is an author with the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal. Iris graduated magna cum laude from Temple University with a B.A. in Art History and is an alumna of the M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership program of SP2.

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