On Saturday night, Philadelphia Academies held its annual gala, “The Party,” at the Loews Hotel.
This year’s theme was “Get Your Geek On…” Philadelphia Academies
supports Philadelphia public school students with career-focused
programs that prepare young people for employment and post-secondary
Karen Copeland, Executive Director Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, Kevin Dow, Philadelphia Academies Board Member, United Way, Kim Fraites-Dow, Chief Development and Marketing Officer at Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and Dana Niles, Research Program Manager at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Maria J Wing, Stradley Ronon LLP and Albert B Motley, Jr, Matchbook Learning
Honorees for the evening were University City Science Center—recognized as the “Stand and Deliver
Award Winner”; The “Pay It
Forward Scholarship Award” recognized Stephanie Chen, a 2012 graduate of Healthy Related Technologies Academy at Abraham Lincoln High School. She is currently enrolled at Temple University and is studying Neuroscience in a pre-healthy track hoping to apply to medical school.
The cocktail party fundraiser, dancing event started off with a buffet of light food and a silent auction. Then the program, after which dancing ensued. (I find these events to be a lot of fun, last week I attended the Donors are Heroes Party and it was set up the same way. No long program to sit through. In fact this year at the Rittenhouse Spring Festival Preview, there’s no program at all.)
Dorothy Lemanski, Lonnie Stanley and Kim Stanley
Chris Anticoli, Alegernong Allen, Dr. Donald Anticoli and Anne-Marie Green, CBS Anchor Up To The Minute, CBS Morning News. (I watch her at least 3 times a week, and love her show.)
Co-chairs for the evening were Ezekiel J Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Intititives and Chair of the Dep of Medical Ethics and Healthy Policy at University of Pennsylvania, Lisa P Jackson, VP, Environmental Initiatives at Apple, and Keith Leaphart, President of Replica Creative
A few of the guests sporting the geek glasses handed out
Mayor Michael Nutter singing “Rappers Delight” with Nash
Michael and Joy Harris
Philadelphia Academies, Inc. (PAI) is a nonprofit youth development
organization working to change life outcomes for kids using
first-of-its-kind career academies. The mission of Philadelphia
Academies, Inc. is to expand life and economic options for Philadelphia
public school students through career-focused programming that prepares
young people for employment and post-secondary education.
Connie Majka, Director, Learning and Innovation at Philadelphia Academies and Lia Mastrogiacomo
Entertainment was provided by Nash and DJ Jamica El
They produce some of the most prestigious events in the City
Kafi Lindsay and Dominique Casimer
Desiree Peterkin Bell, Mayor’s Dir. Of Communications and City Representative and Brian Bell.
Desiree is wearing the most adorable dress from Bettie Page, which is on Walnut Street.
Paul Nye and Jerry Hofer – Happy27th Anniversay.
A few years ago Paul participated in a sleep study
, to see if he had sleep apnea. Everyone knows that’s my new battle cry since it can seriously interrupt your life. Did you know you can take a test at home to see if you suffer from this silent killer, ok it’s not so silent for your bed-mate though.