With the backing of the Lyman & Ash law firm, I launched the nonprofit Philadelphia Obituary Project in 2016. The project shines a positive light on the lives of the city’s homicide victims — in contrast to the victim-blaming that often occurs in the media — and provides a measure of closure to survivors. I currently serve as editor and as a board member of the nonprofit organization that funds the project.

As founding editor, I:

  • Oversaw the conception and design of the website,
  • Established relationships with the Philadelphia Police Department and victims services groups,
  • Connected with survivors to write stories,
  • Recruited part-time reporters,
  • Executed a public relations media campaign to build support, and
  • Helped formulate a fundraising plan.

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