DoGooder Awards – My Philly Mag Link – And A Few Thoughts

Thanks to the Do Gooder committee and everyone I’ve ever photographer and has allowed me to tell their story on my blog. I am so honored to be recognized in this manner, and thrilled someone could surprise me in such a touching way. It was great receiving the award from the Mayor and I was touched by all the nice things he said as well as how funny the delivery was, as always by him.

Thanks to Kevin Colahan and David Gloss from Here’s My Chance, 
two great people with a magnificent idea, after my own heart. Because for me it’s all about doing good by other where is concerned. I may write about people, but the underlying focus for me is the charities I cover. I remember the first year I covered charities, I didn’t get a lot of readers, it’s when I focused on the people who went, their stories, lives and the gossip/tidbits they shared, is when I really started getting the readership, and was able to get the message out about all the great charities that touch peoples lives.

Thanks to Skai Blue Media, and to all the people I might not know who were involved with this award. To my friends, many of who were there last night, which I thought was odd, even though they are all Good Doers.

Finally, thank you to my life partner Mike Toub, who encourages me, supports me, challenges me, and loves me through all my moods. 

Here’s my column at Philly Mag and I have to say it could have been better as I’m still on cloud 9 and my concentration is shot. Thanks again everyone.

Plus I have more photos on, of the evening. It’s great to have these two powerful outlets to get the message out on all the good things that Philly has to offer, and what people are doing.

Have a great weekend. Follow me on Instagram: PhillyChitChat or on twitter @iphillychitchat for my whereabouts this weekend. Tonight I’m hitting up Kembrel, Replica Creative and U.S.US 1 year anniversary party. Then heading to Ela with friends to celebrate.Saturday is the Valentine to the Market, then Sunday is the Oscar party at the Ritz-Carlton at 6PM. Have a safe weekend. HughE