The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) 5th Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Gala

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) 5th Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Gala

Good morning. Sorry I missed posting a few days last week, as you know Social Season started and well after taking two months off I forgot how to balance my time. I took the time off to get balance, but I forgot work was what I was trying to balance – lol. I think I have things under control.  Also I am learning to use my new computer. You’ll recall my last computer was about 8 years old, on purpose, I didn’t want to learn the new technology. Now I’m learning as I go along.
Hey good looking. Finally I get to see the real Lombardi Trophy up close and personal. They have a few copies floating around, and I have seen them at, most recently at the NFL Experience last week.
Although the real one was at The Today Show taping, and was spotted later that day dining at The Union League.

Last Monday I photographed The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) 5th Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Fundraiser which was held the night after the big win, helping to kick-off the Eagles’ season in style by hosting its exclusive event on September 10 at the Lincoln Financial Field West VIP Club.  Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the foundation’s youth development programs and initiatives in under-served communities, including Young Dragons –Summer STEAM, a six-week long summer program at Drexel University, dedicated to educating Philadelphia elementary and middle school students living in the ‘Promise Zone’, in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Athletics and Mathematics.

The annual event was held at Union Trust for the first 4 years, but this year The Jenkins Foundation moved it to the Linc, creating an exciting atmosphere where many of our Super Bowl Philadelphia Eagles were on hand meeting and greeting the guests. There were also tours of the stadium for all who attended.  In between checking out the trophy and stadium, guests enjoyed treats from everyone’s favorite eating spots. I’ve heard great things about Love & Honey Fried Chicken.

You know I love Bank & Bourbon at the Loews headed by Executive Chef Thomas Harkins. They have the best Cowboy steak in town, every year I cover their anniversary party where they raise money for the school district. Chef Harkins tells me they have new menu items I have to try; so as soon as I do I’ll tell you about it. Bank & Bourbon is located in the Loews Hotel, at 12th & Market Streets.
Part of the Schulson Collective, everyone is anticipating the opening of their newest eatery Giuseppe & Sons at 1523 Sansom St
In the meantime stop by one of my favorite Italian restaurants D’Angelo’s on 20th Street, near Spruce.
Get the lasagna, my favorite dish.


I headed upstairs to the VIP, vip party and ran into
Miriam Lawrence
joined her daughter Mrs. Malcolm Jenkins – Morrisa Jenkins
Malcolm and Morrisa have two beautiful daughters together; Elle born in December 2013, and Selah Nola born in January 2018. The next big project for Mrs Jenkins is her new natural skincare and self-care boutique, Freedom Apothecary, opening in a few weeks in Northern Liberties at 736 N 2nd Street.
All fans attending the event received official NFL Eagles footballs, which were already signed by Malcolm Jenkins, and then the guests
collected signatures from players that attended.



Other fashionable folks spotted at the gala included Ivory Edwardo and Afea Tucker

My favorite outfit was Annie Apple, who tells me her son Eli Apple plays for the NY Giants, and Malcolm mentors him as they met because they attended the same college. Thoughts are with their family as he was injured in the game with Dallas on Sunday.

Adam Lash (thank you for your service) and Jennifer Costa

Laurel Fairworth, Erica Miller, Courtney Miller, Beth Shak with Chris Long

Always the most stylish guy in the room: Rashad Lambert, ceo Sporty Marketing Group

Emmanuel Acho and Yvonne Orji – the sweetest couple

Looking fabulous Terri Matthews and husband former professional American football player Lee Woodall

Fabulous musicians Lee Mo and Jimmy Coleman

Janet Binswanger and Neil Trueblood hang with the Green Goblin Jalen Mills
Although Nick Foles wasn’t at the event, there was a Philly Special photo signed by him up for auction. He was spotted that evening at Jen Carroll’s new eatery Spiced Finch in Rittenhouse Square enjoying dinner.

Fran Hogan, Kris Flynn, Philly Mag (BTW some of these photos on this page will be heading to the November issue) and Jimmy Contreras, Public Relations The Ritz-Carlton

Philadelphia Eagle Chris Managos poses with fans. Also on hand posing with fans was
Rodney McLeod, who is planning his 2nd Annual Halloween Bash this year. This year he’s hosting “Bowl-O-Ween”
to raise money for American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Check out the clever costumes some of our favorite players wore last year HERE.
Speaking of AACR Pedal to Beat Cancer is on October 6.
Join the AACR for the largest indoor cycling event to raise money for cancer research at Philadelphia’s spectacular music venue, The Fillmore! AACR Revolutions for Research brings together cyclists of all levels, led by high energy instructors. Let’s get moving and #PedalToBeatCancer!


Sandra Rubenstein and Rick DiMariano

The couple of the evening Malcolm Jenkins and Morissa Jenkins. Congrats on a successful event!!
Next up for the dynamic duo, where they will be walking the runway at the annual Fashion Touchdown 2018 which is set for Nov. 5, 2018 at The Fillmore. For the fifth annual event many of our favorite Philadelphia Eagles players will again walk the runway, this time wearing Malcolm Jenkins’ and Jay Amin’s Damari Savile brand along with footwear by ToBox Shoes. Their spouses will don a beautiful line from internationally-acclaimed designer, Nicole Miller. Philadelphia’s own Jason Matthew Salon will donate all hair and makeup services for the female models.  Fashion football fever is in the air. Catch it and attend Fashion Touchdown 2018. Get your tickets and support a great cause at HERE