Carole Haas Gravagno
Philanthropist, activist and former elementary and high school teacher, Carole Haas Gravagno has given her time and resources to many of Philadelphia’s most cherished cultural and social institutions. Ms. Gravagno is a leading voice for arts education and has served on the board of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the William Penn Foundation as well as many other organizations. She is chair of the board of Play on Philly! and the Stoneleigh Foundation and is a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Carole holds a M.Ed. from Temple University.
Angela Whittington Walden
Angela Whittington Walden has worked her entire career in either education or for non-profits and has always directed her energy to child welfare and advocacy in both her professional and personal life. Some of her work includes positions with Head Start, Tabor Services, Inc., and currently, the Wissahickon School District. She pays particular attention to the special education community, and more specifically the autistic population as her son is on the autism spectrum. She holds a BA in psychology from Cheyney University and stays on the forefront of education trends and best practices for all children.
Marcelline Krafchick earned Beaver College's first Fulbright scholarship, back in 1954, and was awarded an honorary degree by Arcadia University in 2013. Between those dates, she earned two master's degrees and a Ph.D. in English, and served on five City, County, and State commissions in California. She was the first woman on Hayward’s Zoning Board, and their first woman Planning Commissioner.
She was Santa Clara University’s first woman instructor and taught for forty years at California State University East-Bay. She has published four books, one with a university press, and more than twenty papers and articles, one featured in The New York Times, and lectured at universities in Japan, China, and South Africa.
Heather Karasow Smith
Having 25 years of experience in nonprofits, Heather Karasow Smith, shares her fundraising and organizational skills with JBF. She has a broad understanding of organizational operations and has held development positions for the Natural Lands, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. Her diverse background also includes positions at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pacific Science Center. Heather earned her BA in Art History from the University of Delaware, and her MS in Organizational and Strategic Leadership from Neumann University. She placed her first vote by absentee ballot in the 1988 presidential election!