The Pembroke Team
Daphne Rowe, Founder and President of Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors, has worked in philanthropy since 1981. She earned a master's degree in public policy from University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government, and holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. In the early 90's, she managed a multi-million dollar youth development initiative in Philadelphia for the William Penn Foundation. She then became a program officer at the Philadelphia Foundation and was subsequently named its very first director of donor services.
Prior to founding Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors, Daphne served as program officer for the 1957 Charity Foundation, a private family foundation. She previously served as trustee and chair for the Valentine Foundation and was a founding member of the Valentine Foundation's Visionary Leadership Fund, an endowment dedicated to strengthening the organizations that improve the lives of women and girls in the Greater Philadelphia region. She additionally served as executive director of SEI Investments' donor advised fund, The SEI Giving FundTM.
In addition to leading Pembroke, Daphne is a partner in The globalislocal FundTM, a partnership of individuals and family foundations leveraging their resources to create opportunities for the world's most vulnerable people. She serves on the Board of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, where she co-chairs the Member Services Committee.
Martha E. Morse, Senior Analyst, brings experience in grant making and governance to Pembroke's clients. She is a Harvard Law School graduate, and previously practiced as a corporate attorney, specializing in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Morse serves as the Executive Director of the Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation and sits on the boards of The Breakthrough Collaborative and the Acorn Club and also on the Grants Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. She has served on various additional non-profit boards, including The Agnes Irwin School, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and The Valentine Foundation, and was a founding member of the Valentine Foundation's Visionary Leadership Fund.
Sue Hone brings experience from both the nonprofit and investment management industry. Prior to joining Pembroke, she was a Program Coordinator with Home of the Sparrow where she managed several programs and was also responsible for the program administration, reporting and data collection. She also served on the Board of Directors for Wings for Success. Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, she spent 15+ years with Morgan Stanley Investment Management in client service. Her clients were primarily foundations, endowments and pension plans. She holds a degree in Economics from Fairfield University and holds a certificate in Principles of Fundraising from Villanova University in collaboration with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Azuredee Webb joined Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors in 2017. As Grants Manager and Administrator for the Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation and the David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation, Azuredee is responsible for processing grants, budgets, and providing technical assistance to grantees and program staff.
Prior to joining Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors, Azuredee spent five years working for the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, a grantmaker supporting arts and culture in the Greater Philadelphia area. There, she managed the Center’s online application system, and worked closely with program directors to establish policies and procedures surrounding the application process.
Originally from Detroit, Azuredee loves exploring her new hometown. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Wayne State University.
Janet Ries Stern, Senior Associate, maintains a coaching and consultancy practice with executives in the nonprofit sector (www.visionarieslogic.com). She is trained and certified by the 21/64 Foundation to facilitate conversations, governance, and plans for multi-generational philanthropy and family wealth. Janet is certified as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, having trained in the Certified Coach Training Program of Teleos Leadership Institute. As a member of the board of the Inglis Foundation, she founded the Awards for Continuing Excellence (ACE). She serves on the boards of WXPN and KYLDance Company. Janet has developed curriculum, taught, and held administrative positions at Germantown Friends and the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia and Rosemont, PA. She has extensive experience with environmental advocacy and secondary education. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the University of North Carolina.
Alexandra Samuels, Senior Analyst, has extensive philanthropic experience that includes working for Delaware Valley Grantmakers, the region's association of grant makers, at Rohm and Haas as the Manager of Civic and Philanthropic Affairs and at The Philadelphia Foundation as the Director of Grantmaking Services. She is on the Advisory Board of Bridging the Gaps and is a former Chair of The Valentine Foundation.
Joan Chase, Associate, is an experienced mediator and conflict coach with wide experience in helping people work through difficult issues towards resolution. Her work focuses on providing assistance to those with continuing relationships, where underlying issues often complicate dealing with the concerns at hand. Joan enters the conflict neutral and remains neutral throughout. She guides the parties toward clarity about their own and the others' feelings and interests while supporting the relationships between them. In the course of their active engagement in mediation, the parties gain understanding and skills useful in working through their disagreements in the future. The process is voluntary and confidential.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wellesley College and a graduate of Duke Law School, Joan practiced law before turning from litigation to mediation. Joan's mediation training is in the Understanding-Based Model developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project and in the Transformative Model developed by Profs. Bush and Folger, who taught Joan personally. Joan has helped resolve conflicts in family, business, school, hospital and neighborhood settings. She has coached negotiating skills to young adults and has published articles on negotiation and mediation. She is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.
Additionally, Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors has a team of strategic partners who provide investment, legal and accounting services.