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Welcome to the team, Jake

Janice K. “Jake” Marini joins United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey as Chief Stakeholder Engagement Officer

The leadership team at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) recently welcomed Janice K. “Jake” Marini as Chief Stakeholder Engagement Officer

PHILADELPHIA, PA United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) welcomes Janice K. “Jake” Marini as its new Chief Stakeholder Engagement Officer. In this role, Marini will be responsible for managing board and key stakeholder relationships, as well as a range of executive duties and strategic priorities that advance UWGPSNJ’s mission to fight poverty.

“Jake brings broad knowledge and experience to this position, and to our team at United Way,” said Bill Golderer, CEO & President of UWGPSNJ. “She holds a deep belief in our mission, and we are fortunate to have her as a major touchpoint for our stakeholders.”

The Chief Stakeholder Engagement Officer is instrumental in harnessing the collective power of the Philadelphia region to help realize United Way’s vision and mission to break the cycle of poverty. As UWGPSNJ approaches its 100th anniversary, cultivating new and existing partnerships has never been more important.

“I am very excited to join United Way." said Marini. “The events of the past few years have laid bare the extreme economic and health conditions facing people in our region. My work with key stakeholders across our footprint helps to advance our mission to reduce poverty and provide opportunity, and I’m grateful to be part of this incredible team.

In her prior role as Vice Provost for Global Engagement at Drexel University, Marini was responsible for developing and managing Drexel’s international academic and research partnerships. She also served as Vice President and University Secretary in the Office of the President. Before Drexel, Marini served as Chief of Staff to the President and Vice President for University Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Hospitals. There, she developed Jefferson’s international partnerships and affiliations, and had oversight of core university functions such as registrar, space planning, academic events, communications, and financial aid. Marini has also served as Executive Director for Ceremonies and Special Events in the University of Pennsylvania’s President’s Office; the Head of Cultivation and Events for the Royal Shakespeare Company (UK); and Alumni Relations Manager for St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University (UK).

A native of Stratford, Connecticut, Marini is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of Bryn Mawr College’s Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI). She has been an associate member of the Consular Corps of Philadelphia and held board positions at Global Philadelphia Association and Inis Nua Theatre Company.

For more information on UWGPSNJ’s mission to end poverty, its 100th anniversary, and COVID-19 resiliency efforts, visit


About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Celebrating 100 years, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is on a mission to end poverty and expand opportunity for all by investing in Early Learning, Community Resiliency, Financial Empowerment, and Career Pathways. Serving Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey’s Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland counties, United Way creates solutions that break the cycle of poverty. As part of a network of independent local nonprofit organizations, United Way provides countless ways to give, advocate and volunteer. To learn more, visit

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