Lift-Philadelphia to Honor National Constitution Center CEO David Eisner
Press release (March 16, 2012) — LIFT-Philadelphia, a local anti-poverty organization, has selected David Eisner, the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, to receive its inaugural Lifting Communities Award in recognition of his exceptional commitment to civic engagement and service. The award will be presented at LIFT-Philadelphia’s annual Spring Celebration on April 12 at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia.
The Lifting Communities Award recognizes a leader who embodies LIFT-Philadelphia’s values and strives to involve others in transforming communities. David Eisner has been at the helm of the National Constitution Center since 2009 and presides over the $200-million facility’s financial, educational and programmatic initiatives. He previously served as the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the government agency housing AmeriCorps, VISTA, and Senior Corps, and he also was the founding director of the AOL Foundation while an executive at AOL/Time Warner. LIFT-Philadelphia will honor Mr. Eisner’s efforts, as he has touched the lives of tens of thousands of citizens working together to create positive change in Philadelphia and throughout the country.
“I am honored to receive the first Lifting Communities Award from such an important, innovative organization as LIFT-Philadelphia, which engages college students in providing vital services to citizens in their community,” said National Constitution Center President and CEO David Eisner. "Nothing inspires me more than the passion and creativity of college students out to make the world a better place, and no organization captures and utilizes their energy and idealism better than LIFT.”
“As a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization focused on combating poverty, LIFT-Philadelphia is intimately familiar with the transformation and community-building that takes place when community members work together,” says Josh Romalis, executive director of LIFT-Philadelphia. “We are thrilled to present David with this award, as he is a visionary leader who has been a tireless advocate for community engagement and volunteerism throughout his career.”
For more information about LIFT-Philadelphia’s Spring Celebration event, please call Josh Romalis at 267.439.9597.