Sixers Managing Partner Josh Harris is Part of a Multimillion-Dollar Donation to Help Philadelphia-Area Nonprofits

By Marc Narducci
August 12, 2020

Harris Philanthropies, the charity founded by 76ers managing partner Josh Harris and his wife, Marjorie, and Pew Charitable Trusts are donating a total of $4 million to the Bridgespan Group so that it can expand its leadership programs to serve Philadelphia-area nonprofits.

The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit that collaborates with social change organizations, philanthropists, and investors to make the world more equitable and just.

Harris Philanthropies, the charity founded by 76ers managing partner Josh Harris and his wife, Marjorie, and Pew Charitable Trusts are donating a total of $4 million to the Bridgespan Group so that it can expand its leadership programs to serve Philadelphia-area nonprofits.

The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit that collaborates with social change organizations, philanthropists, and investors to make the world more equitable and just.

Frazierita Klasen, vice president overseeing Pew’s work in Philadelphia, added in a statement: “The Pew Charitable Trusts is very pleased to support the Philadelphia-area launch of Bridgespan Group’s ‘Leading for Impact’ and ‘Leadership Accelerator’ programs. Pew has a long history of support for the local nonprofit health and social services and arts and culture sectors and we believe that this initiative will help to ensure stronger organizations that are able to provide even more effective services and programs, particularly those that serve low-income and diverse communities. The work is especially relevant at this challenging time, as the region navigates the effects of COVID-19.”

The donation, which includes $2 million from both Harris Philanthropies and Pew Charitable Trusts, will enable the Bridgespan Group to expand its Leading for Impact and Leadership Accelerator programs to serve the Philadelphia area, including Camden.

Originally Published on The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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