Iris Leon, NPL’10

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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Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

Faculty & Research

National Survey Examines Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

How routinely do emergency room staff members properly provide help to individuals who present for self-harm? Do they appropriately assess...

SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

Four students from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) shared their research across a wide range of...

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