Breath of Life Gala

BREATH OF LIFE GALA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 AT 6:30 PM
Join us for an exceptional evening that offers an opportunity for individuals and companies to come together and invest in the vital research needed to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. This unparalleled evening will honor Jane Scaccetti, Shareholder and CEO of Drucker & Scaccetti.  This extraordinary night features entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious delicacies and the attendance of over 400 guests. The Breath of Life Gala will be held on Saturday, November 16th, at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, PA.



Jane Scaccetti has been a practicing CPA in good standing since 1977.   She has extensive experience in tax and financial services for a family-owned and entrepreneurially driven business. As part of her practice, Jane consults with public and privately-owned companies and provides both corporate and individual business and financial counseling.
 
In 1987, while a partner in the national accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath, Jane became the first woman tax partner of any Big Eight firm in Philadelphia. In 1990, Jane was a founding shareholder of Drucker & Scaccetti. As CEO, she leads 100 employees across offices in Philadelphia and Scranton, PA. She is responsible for strategic initiatives, business development and professional career development in addition to servicing complex family-owned and closely held businesses. Jane has proven expertise in retail, real estate, distribution and health care and sophisticated wealth planning techniques and board governance.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
 
Her civic and community service includes serving as a Trustee of Temple University.  Jane also serves as a Trustee of Salus University, where she chairs the Health Services Committee. Jane served as Chair of the Board of Temple University Health System (TUHS) for 5 years from 2008-2013 and served as a member of the Board of Directors chairing the Finance and Investment Committee until 2018. She was also Chair of the Board at Temple University Hospital where she served until 2018. She serves as a Champion of Change of the Thirty Percent Coalition, a group with a goal of women holding 30% of board seats across public companies.  She is one of only 80 women members in this national initiative. In 2018, Jane was elected to the board of the Philadelphia Center City District Foundation. In 2019, she was asked to serve on the board of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square. Her past civic roles included Philadelphia 2016 DNC Host Committee; Mayor Rendell's 1992 Transition Team, and the Committee for Judicial and U.S. Attorney Nominations for the Eastern District of PA (1993-95). From 1990-92, Jane was a full-time professor at Temple University, teaching taxation in the master’s program and managerial accounting as part of the undergraduate curriculum.
 
Jane has extensive governance experience having served on publicly reporting company boards since 1992. Her current experience includes serving on the board of Myers Industries, Inc (NYSE: MYE). She serves on the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee.  Myers manufactures polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets. In 2015, Jane joined the board of Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ: PENN). There she serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. PENN owns and operates regional casinos and racetracks. Jane also serves on the board of Mathematica Policy Research, which is a policy research organization of over 1,200 employees with offices in Princeton, Cambridge, Chicago, Washington, Ann Arbor, and Oakland. She is member of its Audit Committee. Jane was a member of the board of The Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY) from 2002-2016.  She served as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. PBY was a New York Stock Exchange company with over $2B in sales when it was sold to a private firm in 2016.
 
Her contributions have been recognized over the years. In 2019, Temple University honored Jane as among the top 100 entrepreneurs and visionaries who helped shape the Fox School of Business. In 2017, Jane was selected as one of 20 Most Admired CEO’s in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal. In 2017, Accounting Today recognized Jane nationally as an Elite Managing Partner. Also, in 2017, Jane was selected as one of 20 Most Admired CEO’s in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal.  In 2017 and 2016, respectively, Jane was recognized as a Top Woman in Business to Watch, and as a Top CEO by Philly Biz magazine. She is the 2016 recipient of the Take the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA; 2014 Temple University Hospital Diamond Award, 2013 inaugural recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal Outstanding Directors Award.  In 2006 Jane was given the PA Best 50 Women in Business Award, and the Pinnacle Award. Jane was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Women of Distinction Award in 2010.
 
Contact Information
For more information, please contact:
Vanessa Deussing
610-325-6001
vdeussing@cff.org
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