The NAWBO Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs (the Center) hosted its 2019 Innovation Gala, honoring Joan Waters of COFCO on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Rivers Casino event center.Joan received the annual Innovators Award in recognition of her commitment to effect difference-making change in Philadelphia and surrounding communities and to advance entrepreneurship and innovation in our region.
The NAWBO Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs is the charitable arm of the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, the Center provides emerging and established entrepreneurs with opportunities to develop and grow their businesses through its ATHENAPowerLink® NAWBO® Delaware Valley program and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy® (YEA!) Philadelphia.
More than 200 Philadelphia-area asset management industry professionals gathered on Nov. 7 at The Logan Philadelphia to raise money for Achieve Now, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the educational system in Philadelphia to one that produces students who can read.
Keynote Speaker Professor Myron Scholes, Mark Sheehan (Stradley Ronon) and Thomas Huber (Wick Capital Partners).
The Philadelphia Fund Alliance is a group of Philadelphia-based asset management industry professionals formed to hold an annual fundraiser to benefit one or more charities in the greater Philadelphia area. The annual fundraiser not only supports a great cause, but it also highlights Philadelphia’s deep roots and influence in national financial markets and services, including traditional mutual funds and alternative asset vehicles.
Athen Anthopoulos (Weiswood Strategies) and John Grady (Practus, LLP).
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NRG’s crowdsourced charitable donations support special needs kids, cancer research, and youth career opportunities
Three deserving nonprofits making a difference in the lives of children
and families in New Jersey learned the results of the latest NRG Gives
crowdsourced charitable campaign on October 29, 2019. The organizations
enlisted the support of the public to decide how the funds would be
The three charities gathered at Lincoln Financial Field’s presidents club on Tuesday for the NRG Gives ceremony, with friends, supporters and the NRG employee who nominated the charity.
An employee nominates a charity for consideration. The three top winning charities compete in a public crowd souring vote.
For the first time since NRG Gives launched in November 2016, the
donation each charity gets was determined by the percentage of total
votes it received. In another first, this campaign featured exclusively
New Jersey-based charities serving primarily New Jersey residents. In
total, NRG Gives has now awarded more than $635,000 to support 23
“NRG is so grateful for the tremendous work these nonprofits do to make lives better for so many people in New Jersey,” said Mike Starck, Vice President and General Manager, NRG Retail East division. “We hope, in addition to the financial support provided, being a part of NRG Gives will raise awareness so others will learn about and support them.”
Camp Fatima of New Jersey, which gives dozens of children with special needs a unique week-long camp experience
“100% of this donation will go directly to funding groundbreaking research for melanoma,” said Lauren Miller (pictured above), Executive Director, Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation. “Tara started this foundation to change the odds for melanoma patients that would come after her and with every dollar raised we are one step closer to that goal. We would like to thank NRG for the opportunity to participate in the NRG Gives program and for the generosity in supporting organizations throughout the community.”
NRG, a leading energy provider, is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, with its consumer energy business based in Philadelphia. NRG is committed to supporting the communities where its customers and employees live and work and the NRG Gives program is one of the ways it does that. Thanks NRG!!
NRG has revealed the New Jersey Nonprofits Vying for $65K from Crowdsourced Charitable Program. The launch took place Monday October 21, 2019 at the NRG Princeton headquarters.
-For the first time, “NRG Gives” features only New Jersey nonprofits-
“NRG Gives is one of the best parts of our work at NRG and has generated
great participation and excitement in this region,” said Mike Starck,
Vice-President and General Manager of NRG Retail East division. “NRG
Gives provides employees the opportunity to directly impact nonprofits
where they live and work and allows our customers and the public a say
in where we invest in this community.”
based in Camden, NJ,
focuses on education, technology, and entrepreneurship, to help
young people build strong futures and break the cycle of violence and
poverty in Camden. Hopeworks connects youth to life-changing
opportunities, first within our own social enterprises,
then they put their technology skills to work for
enterprising businesses within the community. The real world, on-the-job
experiences they gain, raises their potential and benefits Hopeworks’
Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation,based
in Longport, NJ, raises money to support the research of effective
treatment methods and ultimately a cure for melanoma. Tara Miller
founded the Foundation in 2014, after
being diagnosed with melanoma at age 28, losing her battle at 29 years
old. Since 2014, TMMF has funded more than $3.4 million to melanoma
research with 100% of all money raised going directly to research.
Camp Fatima of NJ,
based in Harrison, NJ, is
all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing no cost recreational
programming to individuals with developmental disabilities from school
age through adulthood. Camp Fatima is also
dedicated to providing respite to caregivers by delivering safe,
nurturing, and high-quality programming to the campers.
three nonprofits took part in a vote kickoff pep rally at NRG Energy’s
headquarters in Princeton, NJ. NRG Gives is NRG’s crowdsourced
charitable program. For the first
time since NRG Gives launched in 2016, only New Jersey-based charities
serving primarily New Jersey residents, are eligible to participate. The
nonprofits are nominated by NRG employees.
each nonprofit is vying for $65,000 in donations from NRG during a
public voting period that runs from 9:00 a.m. today, through 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, October 27. The donation
each charity receives will be determined by the percentage of total
votes received. This is different than previous NRG Gives campaigns.
More than ever, every vote counts.
The Blue Bell-based Special Olympics Montgomery County earned its nomination due to its importance to NRG employee Brett Guerin (who was on hand on Monday), whose brother, Michael Guerin, is a Special Olympics athlete proficient in basketball, volleyball and golf, noted Scott Otterbein, Special Olympics Montgomery County manager and coach.
The NRG Gives program, established in 2016, has donated $574,500 to 20 diverse nonprofits in the tri-state area through spring 2019. In addition, NRG supports local communities
through our Choose to Give program, volunteerism, and other charitable
giving. In 2018 alone, employees who are based in New Jersey and
Pennsylvania spent 2,554 hours volunteering across these states.
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For the past three years, Opera Philadelphia’s seasons began with Festival O, and as is the case this year O19. On September 21, 2019 Opera Philadelphia held their annual gala, this year at the iconic Academy of Music, the Grand Old Lady of Locust Street with ticket prices beginning at $1,000.
Many guests arrived promptly at 5:30pm for Maestro’s Reception in the grand ballroom of the majestic building, a start to the magnificent evening which unfolds over the next few hours.
After cocktail hour guests enjoyed a concert by soprano Brenda Rae and pianist Grant Loehnig, before heading to the stage for a sit down three course dinner prepared by Garces Events. Festival O19 is over now, but tickets are available for the 2020 season with the fabulous Requiem and Madame Butterfly opera’s Look for info HERE Then next year Festival O returns September 17–27, 2020 – O20
For the 11th year, the South Street Oktoberfest was held in front of the Brauhaus Schmitz, on the street and beneath a massive tent with seating in the 700 block of South Street. Festival goers enjoyed 10 German beers, lots of German food, German dancers and live music, with lots of sing a longs.
A half dozen guys participated in the LITER Lift Competition to win $500
Don’t Miss The 2019 Armory Oktoberfest
Brauhaus Schmidtz made some changes for this years event Our Beer Partners Hofbräu are returning, we have changed up the layout so VIP & UBER VIP receive a more efficient service, and the dance floor is being moved to the middle (EVERYBODY DANCES!!) Think BIGGER & BETTER! The Maipole might even make an appearance in disguise!
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30pm to 11:30pm Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:30pm to 11:30pm
Ticketing Options: General Admission 22 South 23rd Street $25 Includes: entry, first Liter of beer and a pretzel. Food is pay as you go. Plenty of communal seating for everyone. Table service will also be available in GA.
VIP $70 (per person, groups of 2-8) Includes: reserved seating, table service, Commemorative glass liter mug to take home, 2 liters of beer, private bathrooms and 1 food ticket good for an entrée platter. Choice of sausage, roast pork or ½ chicken with sauerkraut and potato salad. (Get this, get this, you won’t regret it!!) See you there Friday night wear comfortable clothes as it gets fun, wild and crazy.
The honor recognizes women for their accomplishments in the food, beverage or hospitality industry. Proceeds from the dinner benefited the LDEI Scholarship program.
The evening begins with a cocktail reception where guests caught up on their summer happenings, bid on wonderful silent auction items, followed by a three-course farm dinner on the beautiful grounds of Bartram’s Garden. The meal was created by twenty area chefs using locally sourced ingredients- including from The Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden. Menu includes vegan and gluten-free dishes. Wine, signature cocktails and spirit-free beverages included.
Since it’s beginning in 1976, the organization has grown to more than 1,350 members in 27 chapters across the U.S. and Canada, its grants, scholarships, mentoring and community service programs continue to be LDEI’s hallmarks. Through chapter fundraising efforts, nearly $4 million has been awarded in grants and scholarships and other philanthropic endeavors and countless volunteer hours have been logged on behalf of chapter communities.
The Fifth Annual Julius Erving Golf Classic was held over the weekend September 7-9 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. On Saturday the Erving Youth Basketball Clinic was held at the state-of-the-art Sixers training complex in Camden, NJ. Youth participants enjoyed an incredible experience with the 76ers dunk team, Q&A session with Dr. J, a gifting from Converse and lunch was provided. On Sunday night, the annual Red Carpet & Pairings Party was held at Premier Nightclub at Borgata.
On the final day, September 9, all golf participants headed to the Atlantic City Country Club to tee-it-up in the Official Julius Erving Golf Classic Tournament. Let’s check out the photos from the golf day. Proceeds from the weekend supported Grab a Ball and Play and The Salvation Army
reads a bit of history about Dr. J on this signs which were posted at
each hole. He’s an American retired basketball player and the former
head coach of California State University, Northridge. He formerly
served as head coach for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and New Mexico
State University’s men’s basketball team.
“It is such an honor to be able to come here each year for Julius. We started out thinking that we didn’t have much of a chance, but as the round went along, we really made some clutch putts and had great team energy,” said NBA Legend and Philadelphia 76ers Star Gerald Henderson Sr., who’s team won of the 2019 Erving Classic.
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