READING, PA (May 17, 2021) – The Council on Foundations today named Berks County Community Foundation Health and Human Services Program Officer Monica Reyes to its prestigious 2021 Career Pathways program. Career Pathways is a highly selective leadership development program designed to diversify the talent pipeline for executive positions in philanthropy.

In her role at the Community Foundation, Reyes manages the grant distribution process for a growing portfolio of charitable funds that promote public health and help those in need in Berks County. She is coordinator of the Berks County Task Force for Oral Health and the Power of the Purse in Berks County, a philanthropic initiative for local women. She also serves on the Berks County COVID-19 Health Advisory Panel.

Monica Reyes

This year’s participants in Career Pathways represent the eighth and ninth cohorts of the program, which recruits mid- to senior-level career professionals in the philanthropic sector.

Since its founding in 2010, the Career Pathways program has equipped participants with tools to accelerate their professional growth and to overcome the barriers that candidates of color and other minority groups face in the workforce.

The program runs from July to December of 2021. Upon completion, participants will be equipped not only to advance in their own careers, but also to support the advancement of their junior-level staff, develop organizational strategies, and leverage the vibrant network of the Career Pathways Alumni community.

“Yet again, this year’s applicant pool has raised the bar for future cohorts,” said Karon Moody Hardon, Vice President of Programs and Peer Engagement at the Council. “We are proud and excited to welcome another group of dynamic, diverse candidates to the program. Knowing that each Career Pathways participant produces a ripple effect across philanthropy, these cohorts represent the potential to grow a sector that truly speaks for the communities it serves.”

The Career Pathways program is made possible through the generous support of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation.

For more information about Career Pathways, visit cof.org/CareerPathways.

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The Council on Foundations exists to help philanthropy be a trusted partner in advancing the greater good. Building on our 70-year history, we are charting a course where funders earn and maintain the public’s trust by advancing equity, operating with high integrity, collaborating on broadscale challenges and serving as ethical stewards. Learn more about the Council and becoming a member by visiting www.cof.org.

Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a civic leader for our region by developing, managing, and distributing charitable funds aimed at improving the quality of life in Berks County. More information is available at www.bccf.org.

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CONTACTS
Berks County Community Foundation
Jason Brudereck, Director of Communication
(610) 685-2227, jasonb@bccf.org

Council on Foundations
Karon Moody Harden, Vice President, Programs
(202) 991-5891, karon.harden@cof.org