Frank Giordano was appointed as Executive Director of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission by its Chairperson in April 2018.
Giordano also serves as President and CEO of the Philly POPS, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States. Since joining the POPS in 2011, Giordano created a for-profit strategy for a once struggling non-profit. He has led the organization to unprecedented success in ticket sales, contributed revenue, community engagement, and programming.
Giordano’s comprehensive history of philanthropy has included leadership roles on many non-profit Boards and personal support of many iconic civic institutions. He has served as Chairman of Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia. The Frank and Dottie Giordano Responsibility Scholarship financially supports working Rutgers Camden students while they gain business experience in unpaid internships. He was appointed by the President of the United States to the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art.
As Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation, he raised $10 million to open the Sir John Templeton Heritage Center, which provides the public with access to the Union League of Philadelphia’s substantial archive of significant historic material. He is a former President of the Union League, where he is currently a member.
Giordano has received many honors and awards for his work, including the prestigious Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic by the Ambassador of Italy, the Philadelphia Business Hall of Fame Award, the Philadelphia Music Alliance’s inaugural Platinum Award, and a City Council of Philadelphia Citation.