Brian Gralnick is a leader in the region’s non-profit sector and has been recognized in various outlets for his impact on both clients and colleagues through his work as Director of the Center for Social Responsibility with Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. In his professional and volunteer time, he is active with a host of non-profit organizations. His expertise in the field of aging and social services was recognized as he was selected to serve in Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s Transition Team for the Department of Aging, one of the youngest transition team members.
The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board wrote about him in the spring of 2014 saying, “Brian Gralnick, who has worked in state government and for nonprofits focused on antipoverty and aging issues, is an encyclopedia of possible solutions to the district's problems.”
In May of 2012, Brian led the Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge which garnered over 40 media stories and he formed a coalition of non-profit organization and business to pressure Governor Corbett to abandon asset testing food stamp recipients.
He was a Fellow with the Center for Progressive Leadership and Bryn Mawr College’s Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute. In college he organized college students and co-founded Students for Sensible Drug Policy where his impact was featured in the NY Times, MSNBC, Rolling Stone magazine and many other news outlets. Brian is a lifelong resident of Cheltenham and has a undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.