WHYY 15th Annual President’s Dinner was held earlier this month at the Dorrance Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY StudiosThe special event honored a very special Philadelphian, former Aramark CEO, Joseph Neubauer. Chairman, Board of Directors Business leader and philanthropist Joe Neubauer served as CEO and Chairman of Aramark for 30 years. He retired as Chairman in 2014. Under his leadership Aramark grew from a $2.5 billion business largely concentrated in the US to a $13 billion global service provider. Since retirement, Neubauer has turned his attention to civic, educational and philanthropic ventures, as well as personal investments. He serves as Chairman of the Board of both the Barnes Foundation and the University of Chicago. Neubauer’s personal story is just as compelling as his business and civic achievements. He immigrated to America by himself at the age of 14, with the support and encouragement of his Holocaust survivor parents. He credits his American education for giving him the skills that enabled him to achieve everything else.
Phoebe Driscoll, Phoebe Fisher, and Terry Gross.
Fred Sutherland, Kyra McGrath, and Bob Auritt.
Hillary Baker and Lynn Honickman.
Great Q&A at Philly Mag: We Want Answers: Harold Honickman, Soda-Tax Opponent Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/citified/2016/05/22/harold-honickman-soda-tax/#U8UWjqRAzjLHAPsg.99
Drexelbrook catered the wonderful event and worked alongside Evantine Design who provided the beautiful decor for the night. The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with a wide variety of delicious butlered Hors D’oeuvres.
Mini Lobster “Bon Bons” with Cilantro Cream, Lemon Cumin Chicken Meatballs with Sweet Chili Sauce, and Napa Valley Chicken Salad in mini Tortilla Cups were just some of the options.
Speaker Ira Brown addresses the crowd, and pays tribute to Joseph Neubauer.
People like you contribute more than half of WHYY’s funding, ensuring that we have the support we need to keep the programs you love on television, radio and online. Because we are a non-profit organization, your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you for being a part of a special community that keeps public media in the Philadelphia region strong.
Fred Sutherland, Chair WHYY Board of Directors, Terry Gross, host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air, Bill Marrazzo, CEO WHYY
Randi Marrazzo, Rhett Austell, Barbara Austell, Barbara Sutherland, and Fred Sutherland
Michael Golden, Sue Jacobson, Molly Shepard, and Peter Dean.
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite.
Roberta Coia and Bruce Keefe.
Troy Fee and Tiffany Fee.
Claire Holland and Jim Cotter.
The Pursuit 50 years in the Fight for LGBT Rights will air on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9 p.m. on WHYY-TV. Produced by WHYY, The Pursuit reflects on 50 years of change since protesters gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1965 and publicly called for an end to discrimination against “homosexuals.”
Happening In The WHYY Studios in August
Green Philly Blog is hosting the first ever SustainPHL Awards, a celebration of sustainability visionaries to unsung heroes making a difference in their communities on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at WHYY located at 150 6th Street in Old City from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
SustainPHL will accept nominations for those individuals, businesses, nonprofit, and civic/government organizations on Monday, May 23rd at 10 AM on http://bit.ly/SustainPHL. Nominations will close on June 2, 2016 at 8 PM ET.
Submissions for nominees should exemplify individuals and organizations who are forwarding sustainability in the greater Philadelphia area. Nominees may make an impact through the environment, social impact or civic causes. Nominees are open to organizations and individuals based in the greater Philadelphia area.
Nominations are vetted by a Nomination Advisory Committee which is comprised of local organization leaders in sustainability. Nomination Advisors will assist in creating the nominee qualifications and will vote on the finalists.