Dwayne Wharton, Director of External Affairs at The Food Trust, wins Minority Business Leader Award

Dwayne Wharton, Director of External Affairs at The Food Trust, also serves as the President of Seybert Foundation, a 100-year-old philanthropic foundation that makes grants in the amount of $300,000 per year to benefit disadvantaged youth in Philadelphia. As President, he has led a tremendous effort in recruitment of board members from ethnic and racial minority backgrounds.

One nominee said, “Dwayne Wharton is a shining example of a man who grew up in Philadelphia and who now gives back to the community. He is open-minded and visionary, taking people for "who they are" and not stereotyping them, and he has a great talent for detecting leadership ability in others, especially in people of color or from minority populations, and works to promote those leaders in ways that ultimately benefit not just the individuals but their community.” 

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