Formed in 2022 to engage the next generation of Society members.
Taylor Cobb is the current Managing Partner of Reify Solutions. Working within her career of fundraising, advancement, and grant-writing, Taylor's expertise involves diversity, equity, inclusion, and organizational design.
Taylor holds two degrees from Temple University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education from Saint Joseph’s University. Taylor's diverse career spans business development, fundraising, and media. Taylor serves on numerous non-profit boards that create high-impact changes within communities.
Maria Sordoni Hudacek
Maria Sordoni Hudacek has been with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Scranton for 8 years. She recently joined the EH&L Group, who works with a number of institutional clients and high net worth clients. She serves on the Board of the Sordoni Foundation, the Board of the All One Charities, and the Board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern PA.
Maria graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Political Science. She and her husband, Stephen, and their daughter Reese, reside at Harvey’s Lake, and spend as much time as they can in Philadelphia.
Blake Lynch is a lifelong resident and proud advocate of Central Pennsylvania. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer of WITF Public Media, Central PA's PBS and NPR affiliate serving over 2.3 million listeners and viewers each month. Lynch is entrusted with leading the organization’s overall strategy and engagement relating to fundraising, corporate, government, community relations, marketing, and education divisions.
He passionately serves as board secretary of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, board member of the Hamilton Health Center, the Children’s Miracle Network of Penn State Health, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation, and the President's Leadership Council of his alma mater Messiah University.
Lynch has received numerous awards and recognitions for his dedication to the community. He and his wife reside in the Harrisburg area with their two sons.
Michael Elizabeth Magnatta
New York City
Michael was most recently recruited to New York City to work for the Office of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, where she was responsible for planning and executing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesSummit, the largest gathering of small business owners in U.S. history as well as the largest-ever conference held by the firm.
Prior to relocating to New York Michael was an active member of the Union League of Philadelphia, and she has served on several young professional’s organizations such as the Academy of Music, the American Heart Association and the Wistar Institute. She also served on the Young Professionals Leadership Board of the Barnes Foundation.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Villanova University. Michael currently resides in New York City, but frequently visits Philadelphia to spend time with her family and friends.
Clare Putnam Pozos
Clare Putnam Pozos is a partner at Dechert LLP, representing clients in a broad range of litigation, internal investigations, cybersecurity, and crisis management matters. A seasoned trial lawyer, Clare was a federal prosecutor for over a decade, first in Washington D.C. and later in Philadelphia. She has served as lead counsel in over 40 trials and received numerous awards for her trial and investigative work.
Clare earned her A.B. degree from Harvard College and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She sits on the Board of Directors of TouchPoint Inc., which is a privately-held, diversified, global-growth company focused on engineered products in growth markets. Clare is actively involved in the community in Philadelphia and serves on the Boards of the Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, the Rock School for Dance Education, and the Agnes Irwin School.
As Assistant Vice President and Private Foundation Solutions Philanthropy Advisor within PNC Private Bank Hawthorn, Robert Trinkle counsels families and individuals who choose private family foundations to exercise their purpose-driven goals.
Robert earned a BS degree in Corporate Communications from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is involved in the Pittsburgh community in a number of ways, to include serving as a member of The Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, Junior Advisory Member of the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh and a Young Professionals Board Member of HEARTH an organization dedicated to providing housing and services to victims of domestic violence.
John Ventura is Senior Vice President, Senior Private Banking Relationship Manager for WSFS Wealth Private Banking & Bryn Mawr Trust, a division of WSFS Bank.
A Scranton native, John graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is vice chairman of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, finance chair of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, port warden of the Independence Seaport Museum, board member of the Penn Club of Philadelphia, and serves as Vice Commodore of the Union League Yacht Club. He currently resides in South Philadelphia with his wife Kate and their son Peter.
Matthew B. Wachter is Vice President for Finance & Investment of the Carnegie Foundry, a robotics and AI venture studio that works in partnership with the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Wachter was previously an executive at the Erie Downtown Development Corporation (“EDDC”), where he launched finance and development activity for a $110 million revitalization project of the nation’s poorest zip code, located in Erie, PA.
Mr. Wachter is happily married to his wife Angela and raising two young boys. He is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law (LL.M ’11), Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. ’06), and the Pennsylvania State University – University Park (B.A. ’06).