JENKINTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) announced today its CEO and adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Eileen Heisman, has been nominated for The Rad Award’s 2015 “Educator of the Year.” Presented in celebration of Philly Tech Week by the digital platform Rad Girls, The Rad Awards primarily honor local women leaders who inspire in the fields of technology, media, culture and business.
“A closed committee of Philadelphia’s movers and shakers identified our list of incredible nominees,” said Leah R. Kauffman, founder of Rad Girls. “Our goal was to bring together a diverse group of amazingly talented women and men – the ‘raddest’ – like Eileen. We wanted to recognize the people who are innovating and inspiring in all different aspects of Philadelphia industry and community.”
This year, 40 women and men have been honored in 13 Rad Award categories, including Technologist of the Year, Artist of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Activist of the Year.
About National Philanthropic Trust
Founded in 1996, NPT is the largest independent Donor-Advised Fund administrator and has raised more than $5 billion in charitable contributions. NPT currently manages over $2.6 billion in charitable assets and, as one of the top grantmaking institutions in the US, has made more than 111,000 grants exceeding $2.5 billion to charities all over the world. NPT annually publishes the Donor-Advised Fund Report, the industry’s authority on the state of DAF giving. As an inaugural supporter of #GivingTuesday in 2012, NPT helped bring the grass-roots movement to Philadelphia (#GTPHL) in 2013. More at NPTrust.org.
About Rad Girls
Rad Girls is a digital platform, founded by Leah R. Kauffman in 2014, for spirited females who are constantly achieving, innovating, and inspiring. It is an ongoing conversation between empowered women. Most importantly, Rad Girls is about collaboration. It is about making sure that we actively light one other’s torches because we burn brighter together. For tickets to The Rad Awards or to learn more visit www.rad-girls.com. Follow Rad Girls on Twitter and Instagram @GirlsAreRad. More about Philly Tech Week at http://2015.phillytechweek.com/.