Joan Dawson McConnon, C.P.A. is Associate Executive Director of Project HOME. In 1989, Joan, along with Sister Mary Scullion, founded Project HOME, which has helped more than 8,000 people break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. In 2002, Joan and Sister Mary, received the “Leadership for a Changing World” award from the Ford Foundation, and in 2007 they were listed among the “75 Greatest Living Philadelphians” in the Philadelphia Daily News. Joan earned her B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. in Taxation from Drexel University. She received the Service to the Community Award from the Drexel University Alumni Association and was inducted into the “Drexel 100.” Joan and Sister Mary received the Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame. In 2012, Joan was inducted into the Pennsylvania State University’s Society of Distinguished Alumni. In 2014, she and Sister Mary received the 2014 Urban Leadership Award from University of Pennsylvania.
Adjunct Instructor in Nonprofit Management