Peri Is UDCOC Person of the Year

Jonathan Peri, Esq.
Jonathan Peri, Esq. named UDCOC's
2012 Person of The Year

The Upper Darby Community Outreach Corporation (UDCOC) named Jonathan Peri, Esq. as its 2012 Person of The Year in October. The award was presented during the organization’s annual gala at Top of the Tower in Philadelphia.


Peri is vice president & general counsel at Neumann University, as well as director of the university’s Center for Community Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship. “Through Jon’s efforts, current and future students, emerging leaders and experienced professionals now have a forum to grow in their leadership capacity,” wrote Pastor David Shaheen, executive director of UDCOC, in a letter to supporters.


The Center also provides individuals with an opportunity to collaborate on ideas, learn from shared experiences, and obtain tested and refined training in leadership styles, values-based ethics, and leadership responsibilities. The center’s areas of focus include non-profit board leadership, public sector leadership, and leadership for business executives and owners. The Center has enhanced the educational opportunities for current and future community leaders throughout the region.


At the same ceremony, UDCOC presented Distinguished Community Leadership Awards to Nancy Wingo, Executive Director of the Hamilton Family Foundation, and Louisa Kochman, Founder and Board President of Time for Teens.


The UDCOC mission is to serve residents of Eastern Delaware County and West Philadelphia, with programs and services that enhance education, increase healthcare access, improve life skills, and promote understanding that embraces diversity and unifies neighborhoods. The UDCOC offers summer day camp, an after school program, English language learning, community health education and services, and the chance for individuals to obtain an Associate’s Degree through Harcum College. These programs reach more than 1,000 people annually in Eastern Delaware County.


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