Connect
Activate
Accelerate

Do

Year in Review 2017

Here's to the

Doers...

The creators of action.
The masters of kinetic energy.
The initiators that make things happen.

The Philadelphia Foundation is proud to be counted among the DOers and to work with thousands more in our community. 2017 was a success because of you.

WHO ARE THE DOERS?

DOers are leaders, organizers, givers, and volunteers. They’re backers, promoters, and participants. They’re scientists advancing tomorrow’s cures, philanthropists creating opportunity, and shelter workers providing homes to those in need.

DOers take many forms, but they fall into three primary categories.

The Connectors bring ideas and people together. They’re the bridge between two forces for good. Activators are the sulfur at the edge of a match. The spark plugs of action. The Accelerators add fuel to the engine, driving up speed, scale, and impact.

Each plays a critical role to produce lasting, positive change in our communities. In this report, we’ll highlight a series of case studies that exemplify the energetic spirit of the DOers, and salute their great accomplishments.