Vanessa Briggs, the President and CEO of the Brandywine Health Foundation, is a finalist for a 2020 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Award in the category of “Not For Profit Social Impact Company.”
The Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards are driven by the belief that the potential for good ideas to inspire more good ideas cannot be underestimated. They honor the region’s most passionate and accomplished social innovators and entrepreneurs and the work that they are doing to make Greater Philadelphia a more inclusive, equitable, and thriving region of opportunity for all of its residents.
The theme of the 2020 awards – “Innovating Ideas, Revolutionizing Realities” – recognizes how organic leadership can re-envision the challenges communities face and find solutions through innovative programs and policies. The awards celebrate those changemakers whose work and social impact too often goes unacknowledged.
Briggs guided the Brandywine Health Foundation’s board as it empowered the community to lead, define, and shape a new direction that embeds diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies into grant making and social impact investing. She has dedicated her entire career to fighting historical bias, changing social norms, and challenging systemic inequities.
Voting closes on Dec. 15. Click here to vote for Vanessa Briggs for a 2020 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Award.