The national office of SCORE, “Mentors to America’s Small Business,” has honored SCORE Philadelphia with the “Diamond Leadership Award” for outstanding performance in 2020. Less than 10% of the 330+ SCORE chapters across the United States are bestowed this highest recognition for service and operations excellence. Additionally, in order to be considered a Diamond chapter, you have to have been awarded as a Platinum level 5 years in a row.

Says Mary Livingston, the Chapter Chair of SCORE Philadelphia for the past 5 years, “I am so very proud of the work that all the volunteers have done over the years to receive this wonderful distinction and highest recognition.” “Our volunteers are committed to educate, mentor and support Philadelphia's start-up, entrepreneur-based and minority businesses through our free one-on-one mentoring sessions and workshops,"added newly-appointed SCORE Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chair, Jack Musgrove.

SCORE Philadelphia has been a part of the Philadelphia small-business community for 15years. In 2020, SCORE Philadelphia experienced significant demand due to COVID-19. The chapter’s volunteers provided 918 free one-on-one mentoring sessions and 66 low-cost workshops (all virtual as of April 2020), for 1,654 aspiring entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

To help provide information in starting a new business, and assist existing businesses to pivot their operations during this unprecedented time, join SCORE Philadelphia’s talented team of retired, semi-retired and working professionals who volunteer by visiting

To request a Volunteer Mentor from SCORE Philadelphia, call (215) 231-9880, or visit the SCORE Philadelphia website at

To sign up for a future online workshop or seminar hosted by SCORE Philadelphia, visit

About SCORE 

Since 1964, SCORE has helped 11 million entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. SCORE's 10,000 volunteers provide free mentoring, workshops and educational services to 1,500+ communities nationwide, creating 29,681 new businesses and 67,706 non-owner jobs in 2019 alone. Visit SCORE at Follow @SCOREMentors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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