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Are you passionate about Philadelphia? Do you want to know more about how to positively affect change in our city? Are you a young professional interested in serving on a respected nonprofit board?

As a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic leadership organization that’s existed for 116 years, the Committee of Seventy (C70) knows how critical it is that we develop and connect the next generation of community leaders. That is why we launched the Buchholz Fellowship, in honor of board member and civic leader Carl Buchholz.

After a successful launch in 2017, C70 seeks its fourth cohort of Buchholz Fellows. Ideal candidates are emerging young leaders (recommended age is 25-35) working in the private or nonprofit sector who embody the qualities that Carl Buchholz exhibited in his life and work: personal and professional integrity, a strong work ethic, collaborative spirit, a superior intellect and a passion for improving his community.

Fellows will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in nonprofit leadership by serving as one of our board members. Fellows will act as non-voting members, however, they will be involved in all other board-related affairs which include participating in all Board and Policy Committee meetings and are full participants in Seventy’s conversations, discussions, and debates around governance and public policy issues facing Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of PA. Additionally, Fellows are matched with a current board member who will serve as a mentor and advisor during the fellowship year. This fellowship is a great opportunity for young professionals to gain leadership skills in a nonprofit setting while having a voice in Seventy’s mission for better government in Philadelphia.

Fellows are expected to pay a $250 contribution, however, no applicants will be refused consideration due to financial hardship.

The 2020-2021 application process for the Buchholz Fellowship is now open.  Please complete the application below.

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About Carl Buchholz:

Carl Buchholz was an important member of Seventy’s board of directors and executive committee for a decade before his untimely death in May, 2016. In addition to his service to Seventy, he was a member of the board of directors at Drexel University, the American Revolution Museum, Visit Philadelphia and the United Way of Southeastern PA, where he was also former Chairman.  An accomplished lawyer, he was managing partner of Blank Rome and later became the managing partner of DLA Piper’s Philadelphia office.  After 9/11, Carl put his private sector career on hold to serve his country by joining former Governor Ridge to help create the office of Homeland Security. Early in his career he worked for Senator John Heinz where he met his wife Karen, a senior executive at Comcast. See his complete obituary. Carl was a loving husband and father, and a friend to all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Meet the 2019-2020 class of Buchholz Fellows:
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Tarik Brooks

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, PIDC

Tarik is the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with PIDC. He has gained a depth of legal experience and has a strong history of service to the Philadelphia community. A graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and Rutgers-Camden School of Law (J.D.), he worked with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and supported Pennsylvania’s citizens as an Income Maintenance Caseworker. Tarik began his legal career at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he was a dynamic member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group and focused on Mergers & Acquisitions and Finance. While at Drinker, he also provided pro bono legal services that included small business counseling and land sales in Philadelphia neighborhoods. As the current Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at PIDC, he leads efforts to negotiate business agreements, supports risk management, and collaborate to advance PIDC’s goals. Tarik is a proven leader in management, marketing, and development.

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George Farrell

Associate, Greenberg Traurig

George J. Farrell is an associate in the Government Law and Policy and Litigation Practices in Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office. Prior to private practice, George clerked for the Hon. Lee Solomon at the New Jersey Supreme Court. Additionally, his government experience includes serving as a staff member for a Pennsylvania state senator and for a member of the Philadelphia City Council.

Clarissa Griebel

Director, The Governor's Woods Foundation

Clarissa is currently the Managing Editor of DelanceyPlace.com with the Governor’s Woods Foundation. Before becoming the Managing Editor, Clarissa spent a number of years supporting the legal efforts of law firms Pepper Hamilton and Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young as a Paralegal. She took her experiences there and became a leader in the literary world, being a part of the analytic, strategic marketing, and optimization of DelanceyPlace.com at the Governor’s Woods Foundation. Clarissa holds a degree in American Government Politics from Bryn Mawr College.

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Salomon Moreno-Rosa

Consultant, Envoy Growth Advisory

Salomon Moreno-Rosa is a Consultant at Envoy Growth, a social impact consulting firm, where he supports private and public sector organizations with strategic and operational planning, growth and new market expansion, and impact measurement. Prior to Envoy, Salomon led community-based programs and youth development initiatives at the Urban Affairs Coalition and conducted policy research and development at the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP) and the Office of Council President Darrell Clarke at Philadelphia City Council.
Salomon serves on the boards of the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project (YSRP), Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP), and the Committee of 70’s Eastern Steering Committee for Draw the Lines. Salomon is a native of Amherst, MA and holds master’s degrees in Public Administration and Education Policy, and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Emily Rogers-Healion

Analyst, Heidrick & Struggles; CIO, Lazarus Rising

Emily is an Analyst at Heidrick & Struggles, an executive search and leadership consulting firm, and the Chief Innovation Officer for Lazarus Rising, a national non-profit organization dedicated to combating homelessness in communities by empowering individuals with the skills they need to establish meaningful and sustainable employment. Lazarus Rising offers job readiness workshops to individuals from partnered shelters and organizations across several regions nationally - with Philadelphia being among the communities where Emily has particularly focused her efforts. Since being awarded the 2018 Salesforce Partner Innovation Award alongside PwC, Lazarus Rising has continued to find ways to challenge and rethink conventional social-sector models to magnify the positive impact volunteers can have in their communities. 
Emily graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics, where she was a member of the Division I Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Team.
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Sara Strickland

Senior Officer for Biomedical Programs, Pew

Sara's career encompasses a wide range of experiences, from community arts programming to engineering research development. For five years she worked in academia at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University where she supported a total of over 100 faculty in the development of collaborative research proposals as well as science curriculum for high school students and the general public.  She currently serves as a Senior Officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she focuses on strategic planning, budget management, and special event logistics for a portfolio of biomedical research grants. Sara holds a degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and is an alumni of AmeriCorps VISTA (Philly Fellows).  She also enjoys spending time mentoring undergraduates as they make the transition from the scholarly to the professional world.

For questions about the Buchholz Fellowship, contact Lauren Cristella at lcristella@seventy.org.