TITLE: Philadelphia Program Officer
FUNDING AREAS: Arts, secondary and postsecondary education, vocational training, and homelessness
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PROFILE: The Lincoln Financial Foundation directs Philadelphia-area grantseekers to Program Officer Susan Segal. Her LinkedIn profile shares the following about her current position and responsibilities:
Liaison to Philanthropic and Government Sectors for corporate foundation serving Philadelphia's art, education, human services, and workforce development sectors.
Grant Management: Design and implement $2 million annual portfolio; liaison with applicants, manage application process, grant review, evaluation, data analysis, and grant promotion.
Corporate Engagement with Non-Profit Partners: Manage programming with legacy partners such as City Year, Teach For America, Boys and Girls Clubs and United Way to leverage company resources and engage employee volunteers to help non-profit partners achieve their missions.
Segal received her bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and worked for former Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell, directing his public appearances and acting as "the liaison to the mayor's cabinet, state, federal, and local government officials" during the early and mid-1990s. In 1996 she left Rendell's office to become executive director at Welcome to America, a charitable organization run by a local chain of convenience stores known as a Wawa. The Regional Performing Arts Center picked her up from there in 2001; she organized a large-scale opening celebration for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Lincoln Financial Group appointed Segal to her current position in 2002.