PennPAC Bolsters Activities with New Operations Manager

For Immediate Release

NEW YORK, NY, June 14, 2017 – PennPAC, an independent nonprofit organization which brings together teams of University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) alumni to provide pro bono consulting services to New York City, Philadelphia and Silicon Valley area nonprofits, has added an Operations Manager to its team. As PennPAC continues to build success with its proven model, the organization seeks to bolster its fundraising efforts along with its ability to serve more volunteers and nonprofits with this addition.

Tracy Ellen Kamens, Ed.D., a UPenn alumna and former PennPAC volunteer, has been tapped for the new role, bringing a combination of fundraising, event planning, volunteer management and communications experience to the position. As Operations Manager, Tracy will work closely with the dedicated Executive Board in support of the organization’s activities from volunteer recruitment and nonprofit selection to implementing development strategy.

Among PennPAC’s recent successes, its client NYC Industrial & Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC), a nonprofit that boosts NYC’s economy through supporting traditional manufacturers’ awareness and skills in implementing advanced manufacturing technologies, recently included deliverables from a PennPAC engagement in submitting a proposal to the NYCEDC. PennPAC is thrilled that ITAC has been awarded an $800K, multi-year contract in support of Futureworks NYC.

In addition to positively affecting its nonprofit clients, PennPAC volunteers also benefit tremendously from their experience, gaining useful skills and nonprofit knowledge, and forming new Penn connections. Moreover, some alumni have leveraged their volunteering to transition to professional opportunities and boards in the nonprofit world.

The addition of the Operations Manager is a significant milestone that will permit PennPAC to grow and expand its efforts. Executive Director and founder, Jackie Einstein Astrof, noted that, “We are thrilled for PennPAC to be at the point to add an Operations Manager to our previously fully volunteer-run management team. The PennPAC model works and we are excited for Tracy to help us expand our capacity to serve more deserving nonprofits and leverage the incredible resource of Penn alumni time and skills.” These sentiments are shared by Anne Turner, Chief Operating Officer, who added that, “It is extremely gratifying to see the wide-spread support for PennPAC’s volunteer-based service model that has enabled us to strengthen our management team and increase our ability to serve the NYC nonprofit community.”

About PennPAC
Founded in 2010 by UPenn alumna Jackie Einstein Astrof, PennPAC helps solve nonprofits’ business challenges through the time and talent of UPenn alumni volunteers who serve as pro bono consultants for short-term engagements. To date, PennPAC has mobilized over 400 volunteers, providing more than 15,000 hours of service for a total value of $3 million in consulting projects. While PennPAC volunteers are alumni of the University of Pennsylvania, PennPAC, Inc. is a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, not affiliated with or controlled in any way by the University of Pennsylvania.

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CONTACT: Tracy Ellen Kamens (646) 535-2855


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