Foundations Community Partnership is celebrating the contributions and work of one of its longtime business consultants.
Dr. Daniel Weldon, a psychologist who works in Doylestown, is retiring from his role as the nonprofit’s Senior Consultant for Program Development and Education after working with them for 15 years. His final day will be December 31. In addition, he is reducing his private practice to a few hours a week with patients to spend more time with his family, especially his wife and grandchildren.
Starting with FCP in 2007, Weldon helped establish the Summer Youth Corps Program (SYC), a paid service-learning internship that offered college students the opportunity to work with nonprofits for 10 weeks.
Students who wished to work in the behavioral health field would go through SYC, which taught them the ins and outs of the field and allowed them to make a positive impact in their communities. Classes, training, and supervision in the behavioral health field were common educational subjects in this program.
“It was a win-win,” Weldon said. The nonprofits and students who participated all benefited from the education and training. Since 2008, 38 nonprofits and 191 college students participated in SYC, resulting in 55,008 service hours benefiting the greater community.
Along with grant analysis, scholarships, workshops, and other educational programs, Dr. Weldon used his expertise in the field of psychology to help train future professionals through the Doylestown-based organization.
“What more could a psychologist want?” Weldon said. “I’ve been part of a philanthropy that supports behavioral health in Bucks County as the closing of my career.”
Although he is sad to leave FCP, he is proud of his work and the impact he has made on his community, helping to award more than $6.5 million in grants since December 2007.
“It’s a mixed feeling of joy, satisfaction, and humility of being part of a philanthropy like Foundations Community Partnership. It’s [been] a wonderful experience. I will have many incredible memories from that. The vision that [founder] Ron Bernstein put into it and allowing me to be part of that presented a wonderful foundation for FCP.”
Learn more about Weldon’s involvement in the organization at Foundations Community Partnership.