CCP Black & Gold Gala at Vie

On June 12, 2019, Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) will host its annual Black & Gold Gala to recognize the outstanding service of local individuals and organizations that demonstrate involvement in community growth in the areas of education, business, social services and health.

The cocktail party took place in the beautiful courtyard adjacent to Vie

The gala took place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Vie, located on 600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Event proceeds benefit the 50th Anniversary Promise Scholarship, which has provided more than 700 high school graduates across the city with the opportunity to pursue an associate degree at CCP at no cost for tuition and fees.

Joann Gonzalez-Generals and Community College of Philadelphia President and CEO, Dr. Donald Guy Generals pose together during the VIP Reception.

Raytheon Company former Chief Diversity Officer Hayward Bell received the Alumni Achievement Award for being an industry leader and innovator in the practice of diversity and inclusion at the corporate level. Here he is with his family.

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) President and CEO Julie Coker Graham, Philadelphia Eagle Malcolm Jenkins and Mayor James F. Kenney pose together during the VIP Reception.

Following VIP Reception, Community College of Philadelphia’s Black & Gold Gala attendees begin transitioning into the main ballroom for dinner.
6abc News Anchor Rick Williams makes opening remarks to kick off the Black & Gold Gala.

Philadelphia Eagle Malcolm Jenkins, safety and team captain, co-founder of the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and the Players Coalition, will receive the Community Hero Award for his service to the community to advance issues such as education and economic advancement in low income communities, criminal justice reform, police community relations, and for his service to Community College of Philadelphia as a member of the College’s Foundation Board.

VEP Experience performs in the Vie ballroom in front of more than 500 attendees at Community College of Philadelphia’s Black & Gold Gala. (Photos and copy provided by “Community College of Philadelphia.”)