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Sidney R. Hargro, MSME, MDiv

  • Lecturer, NPL Program

Sidney Hargro became the Executive Director of Philanthropy Network in July 2017. Prior to joining the Network, Sidney spent eight years leading the Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) where he increased assets from $400,000 to $20+ million and positioned the foundation as a regional hub for philanthropic partnership and collaboration.

Sidney currently serves on several regional and national boards in the philanthropic sector, including Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Sidney is also a lecturer in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to leading CFSJ, he was the Senior Officer for Strategy and Organizational Learning for The Columbus Foundation, the seventh largest community foundation in the U.S. with assets exceeding $1.5 billion. He earned a Master of Divinity, honors, with an emphasis on community organizing and civic engagement at the United Theological Seminary, a Master of Science in mechanical engineering at The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in mechanical engineering at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State.

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