AllOne Foundation & Charities Announces Staff Expansion

AllOne Foundation & Charities is excited to announce a staff expansion to further support innovative programs and projects, broaden philanthropic collaboration, and continue to improve the health and welfare of the people of Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania. Jesse J. Ergott will serve as Chief Advancement Officer and Nora Kern as Program Officer.

Jesse J. Ergott, Chief Advancement Officer

Prior to joining AllOne Foundation & Charities, Jesse served as President and CEO at NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania. In this role, Jesse oversaw a strategic rebranding from Neighborhood Housing Services of Lackawanna County to NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, expanding the organization’s geographical footprint from one to six counties and its four-member staff to a dedicated team of twenty-one.

During Jesse’s sixteen-year tenure, NeighborWorks led the response to the region’s mortgage foreclosure crisis, launched a volunteer program that provided approximately 90,000 hours in small home repairs and other services to neighbors who needed a helping hand, assisted approximately 1,000 residents with purchasing their first home, and developed an aging in place program that aided hundreds of seniors with home renovations and accessibility improvements. Jesse also operationalized the organization’s community development work, leading to significant investments in blight reduction and neighborhood beautification.

Prior to joining NeighborWorks, Jesse served as Chief Operations Officer for the Lackawanna Heritage Valley State and National Heritage Area. Jesse has served on many local, state, and national boards and as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Scranton’s Kania School of Business where he helps lead the University’s Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.
In his role as Chief Advancement Officer, Jesse will drive the operational and strategic direction of AllOne Foundation & Charities to advance the mission and vision of the organization.

Nora Kern, Program Officer

Prior to joining AllOne Foundation & Charities, Nora served as Advancement Manager at the Scranton Area Community Foundation where she advanced the message of the Foundation by providing content for all forms of communication. She also contributed to developing the Foundation through grant writing and donor relations.
Nora has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2009, starting as a Development Director at Trehab Community Action Agency in Montrose, Pennsylvania. At Trehab she focused on affordable housing, renewable energy, and emergency food, shelter, and utility programs. She then joined the Admissions and Marketing Department at Kendal, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Ithaca, NY where she focused on building relationships.

As Program Officer, Nora will assist with grant management, community events and nonprofit partnerships.