Greater Philadelphia Welcomes Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders as Divisional Secretary

captain tawny cowen zanders headshotPhiladelphia (March 18, 2019) – The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia welcomes Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders as Divisional Secretary for Greater Philadelphia. She takes over the role held by Major Willie Mae Lyle since July 2018. Major Timothy Lyle (General Secretary, The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware) and Major Willie Mae Lyle have been appointed as the new Divisional Commanders of The Salvation Army of Southwest Ohio and Northeast Kentucky.

Captain Cowen-Zanders, a native of Newark, Ohio, has been the Administrator of The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Philadelphia since 2015. During her time at The Kroc Center, she has worked to strengthen the financial viability of the 7,500 member center, as well as ensure effective and efficient community programming. Continue reading “Greater Philadelphia Welcomes Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders as Divisional Secretary”

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A Sweet Affair at The Sofitel Philadelphia (with photos & videos)

IMG_3947The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Be Your Best program celebrated the conclusion of the 9-week session with a ceremonial tea party at The Sofitel Philadelphia on June 8, 2018. Dressed in their finest, the girls arrived in a limo and walked the red carpet just like celebrities!

The theme for this year’s event was “Shine.” Lorina Marshall Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Vice President, Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross, served as keynote speaker.

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Hundreds Support 2nd Annual She’s My Sister 5K

22308590_10155459086039473_135705971751783021_nThe Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia partnered with Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and its “She’s My Sister” anti-human trafficking ministry for the second annual She’s My Sister Human Trafficking Awareness 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 1 in Fairmount Park.

 

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Making a Mark in PA Healthcare History

IMG_8536College students come and go at Moore Hall, unaware of the significance of their nondescript dormitory on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University.  But on a special day in the spring of 2017, dozens of men and women stood before it smiling and hugging, some with tears in their eyes, recalling fond memories they experienced together under its roof decades ago.

“The families we cared for here were incredibly special,” said Vivian Lowenstein, a certified Nurse-Midwife with the Temple University School of Medicine.

Vivian and the others that gathered on this day had worked as midwives, nurses and administrative staff here when Moore Hall was known as the Booth Maternity Center. Founded in 1971, with the support of The Salvation Army, Booth Maternity Center was a dedicated maternity hospital for all women, promoting one standard of care regardless of an individual’s type of insurance or status in life. Continue reading “Making a Mark in PA Healthcare History”