The Foundations of the Union League welcome the opportunity to serve you and to help make the most of your visit to the Heritage Center. Please contact individual staff members via the phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses below. If you are not sure whom to contact, please feel free to use our main number: 215.587.6455.
- John J. Meko, Jr.
Mr. Meko manages the three charitable non-profits of The Union League of Philadelphia: the Abraham Lincoln, Youth Work and Scholarship Foundations. These three organizations provide educational opportunities and recognition to high school students from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, award college scholarships and manage and develops the collections of The Union League of Philadelphia, and other related collections. He serves as a volunteer leader for many community and cultural organizations, including The Pennsylvania Civil War 150th Anniversary Commission, Philadelphia History Partners, National History Day Philadelphia and the Philly Pops/ESI. Mr. Meko received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from LaSalle University.
- Theresa Altieri
Ms. Altieri manages and develops the archives and manuscript collections in the care of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation, including the archives and manuscript collections of the Union League, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), the Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States (DOLLUS) and the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia. She is an active leader in many history-related groups throughout Philadelphia, including The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery and National History Day Philadelphia. Ms. Altieri is a member of The Society of American Archivists, The Delaware Valley Archivists Group, The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference and The Museum Council of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Ms. Altieri received a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, with a minor in classical studies, from The University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in history from Villanova University, concentrating in public history and archival studies.
- Beth DeGeorge
Ms. DeGeorge manages and develops the library collections of The Union League of Philadelphia and the library collections in the care of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation. Combined, these collections constitute one of the most extensive Civil War libraries in the United States. Ms. DeGeorge has more than 22 years of library experience in public, academic and special libraries. She is a member of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, the Special Library Association and the American Library Association. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing and a master’s degree in library and information sciences from Drexel University.
- Kira Foley-Tuzman
Director, Development and Administration
Ms. Foley-Tuzman leads the fundraising and development programs of all three of the Foundations of the Union League; she also handles all of the administration management for these non-profit charitable organizations, including the accounting and business management. The fundraising programs include annual fund programs, special project funding, grant writing and capital campaign. As the chief business officer, Ms, Foley-Tuzman prepares all of the financial reports, budgets and manages the Scholarship grant payments. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals–Greater Philadelphia Chapter. She is also the chapter’s Membership Co-Chair and Co-Chair for one of the organization’s premiere educational programs, the Franklin Forum. Ms. Foley-Tuzman received a bachelor’s degree in sociology, with a minor in health sciences, from West Chester University. She is currently a candidate for a Master’s in Business Administration from Temple University.
- James G. Mundy, Jr.
Director of Education and Programming
Mr. Mundy joined the Union League in 1978 as associate archivist and has since held many management positions. As Director of Education and Programming, he oversees the educational programs of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation and the Library of the Union League, including The Royal Oak Lecture series, Library Hour, Civil War Round Table and the Union League docent program. In addition, he is the curator of the art collections of the Union League and Abraham Lincoln Foundation, and he develops the exhibits in the Heritage Center. A frequent lecturer at the Union League and elsewhere, Mr. Mundy speaks on a wide range of topics, including the Union League, Lincoln and Civil War era-Philadelphia. He is involved in many history-related organizations in Philadelphia, including the Woodlands Cemetery. Mr. Mundy received his bachelor’s degree from La Salle University in Archival Management.