Please join us in welcoming Sylvia Purnell to NHS as she leads the NHS Foundation in expanding the safety-net for our programs. Sylvia comes to NHS with more than 25 years experience in program development, project management, fundraising, and community and public relations.
Prior to joining the NHS Foundation, she worked with the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey where she implemented and managed workplace fundraising campaigns for a diverse group of accounts that included: nonprofits, government, local and regional corporate partners. Sylvia also spent ten years at Drexel University in Philadelphia as the Executive Director of the Drexel Fund, where she created and managed the department’s fundraising initiatives and programs, which supported the University’s academic programs, scholarship, research and general operations.
We are excited to have Sylvia on board at NHS! She is looking forward to continuing the mission of the Foundation of raising awareness and financial support for the children and adults supported by NHS. Sylvia’s office is located at 620 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, and she can be reached at Sylvia.Purnell@nhsonline.org.
The mission of the NHS Human Services Foundation is to raise awareness and financial support for the children and adults supported by NHS and to provide staff with the tools and resources necessary to better serve and maximize the potential of all individuals in NHS programs.
Address: 620 E. Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Phone: 610-260-4675 | Fax: 610-862-4413
United Way Gift ID No.: 1668
Michael J. Mitchell, CPA, CPCU, Chairman, NHS Human Services Foundation Board of Directors; Vice Chairman, The Graham Company
Joseph S. Martz (Ex-Officio), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NHS Human Services
The Honorable M. Joseph Rocks
Joseph E. Besecker, Founder, Chairman, President and CEO, Emerald Asset Management
Thomas Burkholder, Burkholder’s Antiques
Francis L. Doyle, III, President, Doyle Alliance Group
Christopher Dunton, Chief Executive Officer, Lintons Managed Services
John G. Frisch, Owner and President, Higher Information Group
Christopher M. Harvey, J.D., LL.M, CPA, Managing Member, Harvey Ballard & Bornstein, LLC
Philip E. Hughes, Jr., J.D., CPA, Vice Chairman, Keystone Industries
Kevin B. Kelly, Executive Vice President, Jason Roberts, LLC
John Krol, CFP, Partner, Legacy Advisors, LLC
Jerome Mauro, Managing Director, Wilmington Trust
Ray Pennacchia, Senior Vice President, NovaCare Rehabilitation
Dorothy Pollon, M.B.A., J.D., Special Needs Child Advocate
Reginald W. Wilkes, Vice President, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers