Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

President’s Award

David William Neu & Esperanza Martinez Neu

David William Neu & Esperanza Martinez Neu

David William Neu is a former executive at AmerisourceBergen Corporation, where he spent more than thirty years committed to improving patient care. He currently serves as a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Advisory Council and is a board member of The People’s Portfolio, a national organization committed to fighting discrimination and human rights. Mr. Neu is the former Chair of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association and has served on various board of directors including the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and Cristo Rey High School of Philadelphia. In 2013, Mr. Neu received the Alumni of the Year Award from Pepperdine University where he earned a Master of Business Administration Degree.

Esperanza Martinez Neu served for many years as a human resources and diversity and inclusion executive for AmerisourceBergen Corporation before retiring in 2016. She is currently the Chair of Congreso de Latinos Unidos’ Board of Directors, a non-profit organization in Philadelphia committed to enabling individuals and families in achieving economic self-sufficiency and well-being. Mrs. Neu also serves on the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Business Woman’s Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Mrs. Neu was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Woman of Distinction by the National Diversity Council for her commitment to diversity, and was selected among the 2017 Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos. Additionally, Ms. Neu was the recipient of the 2012 Alumni of the Year Award from Strayer University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

Mr. and Mrs. Neu co-founded The Neu Family Foundation in 2010. Recognized as Philanthropists of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2016, Mr. and Mrs. Neu established the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship at The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. The Center serves as a comprehensive resource for psychosocial care and research, ensuring patients feel supported and emotionally healthy as they confront and recover from cancer. The Neu Center unites state-of-the-art oncological care and clinical research with a team of survivorship experts to address the social, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

Mr. and Mrs. Neu have partnered with several universities to establish scholarship programs for students in need. They remain committed to supporting causes related to health and education.