Photos: The Urban Affairs Coalition Breakfast and Award Winners

45 years, the Urban Affairs Coalition has worked tirelessly to improve
the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities,
and solve emerging issues. Our network of 55 + partner organizations and
programs serve more than 150,000 children, youth and adults annually,
addressing critical issues in our communities including — digital
literacy, summer youth employment, free tax services, small business
financing, anti-predatory home improvement loans, special needs housing,
economic inclusion, HIV/AIDS prevention and so much more. Last Friday they held their annual breakfast in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.

Jerry Sweeney, Steven Bradley, “Living Legacy Award” Recipient Romulo “Romy”  Diaz, Jr., Esq. (VP & General Counsel, PECO), and Ron Bradley.

Former Ed Rendell greets the guests in his jovial way.
Good morning Philadelphia !! – Mayor Nutter
 City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco and president of City Council Darrell Clarke.
Rose Samuel, Congressman Chaka Fattah, City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco.
 Karen Lewis and Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer.
Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Anthony Williams, and Romy Diaz.
Former Governor Ed Rendell, “Doer” Award Recipient Grant Rawdin, Esq.  (President and CEO, Wescott Financial Advisory), and CEO/President of UAC Sharmain  Matlock­Turner.

by Governor Edward G. Rendell, this award honors an individual who has
made the communities of Philadelphia a better place to live, work and
Pennsylvania Governor Elect Tom Wolf and UAC Board Member William Moore
.  UAC Board Member Dan Fitzpatrick and
Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro

Honorary Co-Chairs

Nelson Diaz
Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP

Michael Rashid
Former President & CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas

Romulo “Romy” Diaz
receives the “Living Legacy” Award. 
Inspired by Dwight Evans, this award honors a policy leader who has committed to fostering the Coalition’s mission. 
Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer and Community
Leadership Award Recipient Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes (CEO, American Red Cross
The award is inspired
by Ernest E. Jones, this award honors a community organization and its
leader for contributing to the quality of life in the region.
Thanks to Mike Hirata for shooting this event for PhillyChitChat, Skai Blue Media and the UAC Breakfast 
Happy Thanksgiving. I’ll be covering the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade via my instagram at PhillyChitChat and on Twitter: @Iphillychitchat
Be safe, go EAGLES and enjoy your nap after dinner.