President & CEO
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Sidney Hargro is a philanthropy strategist, speaker, and imagineer (advocate for reimagining approaches to social justice). Hargro believes the key to sustainable social impact is flexible, long term investment in trusted, talented people who lead on-the-ground and systems change in their communities. Hargro leads the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia. He is also a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching equity-informed social impact measurement. Previously, he led the Community Foundation of South Jersey, a startup foundation, which grew from $400,000 to over $21 million in assets in seven years. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Officer at The Columbus Foundation, the nation’s 7th largest community foundation. Outside of philanthropy, Hargro is a street photographer who produces visual stories about activism and lived experience of people of color. He earned a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, summa cum laude, from North Carolina A&T State University. He serves on boards of regional and national organizations, including Independence Public Media, United Philanthropy Forum, World Education Services (US/CAN), Mayor’s Fund of Philadelphia, and Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC (Program Chair).