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Event Recap: Spruce Council Meeting — Board Governance for Emerging Leaders

Mandisa Thomas, member on our Grants Committee and ad-hoc Spruce Council Committee, shares this recap of our recent Spruce Council event with Schultz & Williams.

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Event Recap: 2022 Spruce Gala

At the end of September, we convened at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia to celebrate the last three years of grantees with our annual Spruce Foundation Gala.

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Event Recap: Cooking for a Cause

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Campbell’s Soup Company’s Chef Gerald Drummond joined us for a virtual cooking event to raise money in support of Spruce’s mission to provide grants to youth-serving nonprofits.

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Event Recap: Spruce Council Meeting — Catalyzing Leadership to Make Educational Equity and Excellence a Reality

During our Q1 Spruce Council meeting, we learned how Teach For America is “Catalyzing Leadership to make Educational Equity and Excellence a Reality” from our guest speaker Caitlin Wood Sklar, Managing Director of Corporate, Foundation and Public Partnerships at Teach for America Philadelphia. She began by noting “America is not yet preparing all children to…

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Event Recap: Spruce Council Meeting — Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy

On September 22nd, the Spruce Foundation kicked off the second year of the Spruce Council program with our fall quarterly meeting. Spruce Council is the Spruce Foundation’s program to engage young professionals deeper in our work, and in the wider world of philanthropy. Being a member of Spruce Council allows participants to immerse themselves in…

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6 Questions with John Gilbride & Rob Tait (AKA That Awesome Band at Spruce Gala)

1. How did you get started with music? What drew you to it? John: When you come from a town like Scranton, Pennsylvania, family is everything. Christmas is everything. I loved Christmas songs and fell in love with the piano listening to jazz records and hearing my aunt play songs on the piano around the holidays….

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Seven Questions With Zsa Zsa St. James

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the Spruce Foundation will be hosting “Candy Cane Cabaret,” a fundraiser to support our annual $5,000 grant to a local charity doing great work for LGBTQ kids in Philadelphia. We’re so honored to have Zsa Zsa St. James performing at this this event. To learn more about the event (and…

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Seven Questions with Sara Without an H

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the Spruce Foundation will be hosting “Candy Cane Cabaret,” a fundraiser to support our annual $5,000 grant to a local charity doing great work for LGBTQ kids in Philadelphia. We’re so honored to have Sarah Without an H performing at this this event. To learn more about the event (and…

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Seven Questions with Honeytree Evil Eye

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the Spruce Foundation will be hosting “Candy Cane Cabaret,” a fundraiser to support our annual $5,000 grant to a local charity doing great work for LGBTQ kids in Philadelphia. We’re so honored to have the one and only HoneyTree Evil Eye producing this event. To learn more about the event…

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