Penn Staff Member Wins Brava! Women Business Achievement Award for Work in Philanthropy

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820July 7, 2011

 PHILADELPHIA — Katherina Rosqueta, the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, housed at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, will be one of 25 to receive a 2011 Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine Brava! Women Business Achievement Award on Thursday, July 21, at 6 p.m. at The Merion, 1301 Rt. 130 S., Cinnaminson, N.J.

The Brava! Awards honor the contributions of female CEOs, presidents, business owners and executive directors in the Philadelphia area who have exhibited dedication to overseeing successful businesses and also giving back to the community through philanthropic endeavors. 

Selected from more than 250 nominations throughout the mid-Atlantic region, each 2011 Brava! Award honoree will be profiled in the July issue of Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine.

Rosqueta, a Penn alumna, leads the team at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, created in 2006 by Richard J. Gelles, the dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice along with alumni of the Wharton School who were frustrated by the difficulty of measuring and maximizing the impact of their charitable gifts.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy is a non-profit resource that provides independent analysis and decision-making tools to ensure philanthropic funds have the greatest possible social impact.  The Center’s actionable and evidence-based guidance allows donors to understand where their funds can make the biggest difference in the lives of others.