Philadelphia Turn & Burn

  • Hosted By: Philadelphia Children's Foundation

John Bannan, the organization's Executive Director, formed PCF in July of2006. It was John's involvement with sports and the mentoring relationships he had with his coaches that helped him become a successful Olympic Rowing Coach, business person, and founder of PCF. John was motivated by three things: his passion to provide young people with the support they need to excel in life; the understanding that resources in the city are abundant, but do not connect fully with the community they aim to serve; and the educational inequality that many students in Philadelphia face. Today, PCF is an educational support, nonprofit organization, serving Philadelphia's 250,000 children and youth, and empowers them to improve their own life's circumstances and with it, the future and well-being of Philadelphia.