Contributions

Perpetuating the ongoing work of The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) in 2015 were 1,815 individuals, families, companies and organizations who generously contributed $53 million between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015.

The Philadelphia Foundation salutes and thanks all those who have established or contributed to TPF funds that provide enduring philanthropic resources for Greater Philadelphia!

Thanks to their heart and vision, we will be able to continue to support and sustain those community organizations and initiatives that teach our children, train our future workforce, heal us, entertain and inspire us, preserve our natural spaces and provide social services to those most in need.

Gifts were gratefully received through the establishment of 32 new funds totaling $4.2 million, as well as contributions to existing funds. In addition, donors contributed $105,000 toward Charitable Gift Annuities, which will provide them with income now and will support the causes they care about far into the future.

Listed here are those who gave a cumulative total of $1,000 or more. Some donors chose to make their contributions anonymously, and we have honored their wishes.

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  • Ms. Judith A. Adamson and Mr. Frederick Jackes
  • Ann Adderly
  • Mr. Danny Akerman
  • Ms. C. Gloria Akers
  • Allegra Marketing Print Mail
  • Ms. Kathleen S. Allison and Mr. Jack Earle
  • The Allstate Foundation
  • Mr. Michael A. Anabui and Ms. Olenga E. Anabui
  • The Annenberg Foundation
  • Anonymous (94)
  • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
  • The Audley Fund
  • Jim and Pamela Badolato
  • Charles A. Ballard
  • The Barra Foundation
  • Ms. Vivian Barrett
  • Larry and Shelly Beaser
  • Lawrence J. Bell Trust
  • Dr. Carole and Mr. Matzi Ben-Maimon
  • Mr. Peter Bennett
  • Mr. Kerry Benson and Mrs. Carrie Love-Benson
  • Bentley Systems, Incorporated
  • Matt and Carey Bernstein
  • Mr. John Berton
  • Jane Biberman
  • Aaron and Doris Bitman
  • Christine C. Blidan
  • Ms. Shirley W. Blidan
  • Steven G. Blum
  • Edward & Luanne Bohn
  • Building Owners' and Managers' Association of Philadelphia
  • Mr. David Borgenicht
  • Gabriel and Polly Bousbib
  • Daniel and Shelley Boyce
  • Brahk Limited Incorporated
  • Ms. Berta Britz
  • William C. Bullitt
  • Burlington County College Foundation
  • Ms. Michele Buster
  • Mr. James C. Buttrick
  • Elsie Goss Caldwell
  • Cynthia F. Capers Ph.D., R.N
  • Ms. Barbara A. Capozzi
  • Louis N. Cassett Foundation
  • Cavanagh Family Funeral Homes, Inc.
  • CBS Radio
  • The Charatan/Holm Family Foundation
  • Barbara B. Ciamporcero Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
  • The CHG Charitable Trust
  • Suzanne and Jeff Cohen
  • Concurrent Computer Corporation
  • Conestoga Bank
  • Ms. Helen Conroy
  • David and Roberta Cornelius
  • Mrs. Jean Morgan Cortner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cost
  • Tim and Caroline Court
  • Peter S. Cressman
  • Mrs. Julie Currie J.D.,Ed.D.

Pedro A. Ramos, President & CEO of The Philadelphia Foundation, talks with Marta Sanchez Dallam (Cascarones Por La Vida Fund) and Deen Kogan (Jay and Deen Kogan Fund) at one of three Presidential Open Houses in October during which he greeted close to 50 TPF supporters.

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  • Jon A. D'Agostino and Darrell Young
  • Mr. Philip T. Daniel
  • Mr. David Debusschere
  • Delaware Valley Paleontological Society
  • Mr. Anthony Delorenzo
  • Mr. John Derrickson
  • Ms. Linda Descano
  • Charles & Janet DeTulleo
  • Mr. and Ms. Jonathan B. Detweiler
  • Jim & Kimm Doherty
  • Downtown Ephrata Inc. Winters Leadership Memorial
  • Mr. Michael J. Drake
  • Carson & Carol Dunbar
  • Mr. Charles Dunne
  • Mr. Martin C. Echewa
  • Mr. and Mrs. Karen and Steve Ender
  • Dorothea and George Erk
  • Estate of Virginia Chilton
  • Estate of Nessa Forman
  • Estate of Elizabeth J. Harrison
  • Estate of Mary Ida Vandross
  • Estate of D. Colman Witte
  • Ms. Anne Fahey
  • Mr. Andrew Farrell
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Fass
  • Mr. Patrick J. Feeley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Feingold
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Feinstein
  • Edward S. Feldman
  • Estate of Saul Feldman
  • Fentress Foundation
  • Fetch, Inc./PetPlan USA
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • FirstTrust Bank
  • Ms. Shelly L. Fisher
  • Mr. Thomas J. Fisher
  • Mr. Robert J. Fitt
  • Mr. David Frank
  • Arthur and Leslie Frankel
  • G.W. Jr. Music Inc.
  • Mr. Darin Gerlach
  • The German Society of Pennsylvania
  • Ms. Judith L. Glickman
  • Glory Global Solutions, Inc.
  • Jeffrey W. Golan and Frances Vilella-Velez
  • Kerry G. Golden
  • Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program
  • Mr. Roy E. Goldman
  • Ms. Ariella Golomb
  • Francisco Gonzalez-Scarano and Barbara J. Turner
  • Levan Gordon
  • Dr. Thomas Gordon Ph.D.
  • Mr. Richard Gorelick
  • Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
  • Amy W. Greenfield, M.D. and Jonathan Greenfield, M.D.
  • Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc.
  • Mr. Richard Guyer
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  • Phoebe W. Haas 1945 "B" Trust
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • HealthSpark Foundation
  • Ms. Erica Held
  • Morris P. Hershman
  • Ms. Carol A. Hill
  • Mr. Corey E. Hoffman PA
  • Mrs. Bonny J. Hohenberger
  • Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO)
  • Mr. Jeff Hornstein
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay C. Horrow
  • Humanity United
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • International Longshoremen's AFL-CIO
  • Mr. Richard Jacobs
  • Mr. Raymond James
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jennings
  • Mr. and Mrs. George P. Jennings
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
  • Dr. Robert C. Johnson
  • Debra A. Kahn
  • Dr. and Mrs. N. Stephen Kane
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Kaplan
  • Mrs. Brearley B. Karsch
  • Mr. Robert Kaye
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kelly
  • Mr. Jeffrey G. Kerber
  • Mr. Salman A. Akbar Khan
  • Mr. John and Cecelia Kihm
  • Mr. Harvey Kimmel and Mrs. Virginia Kimmel
  • Ms. Christina Kind
  • The Patricia Kind Family Foundation
  • Mark and Laurie Kirszner
  • Mr. Keith A. Klevan
  • The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
  • Charles and Sandra Koenig
  • Deen Kogan
  • Mr. Timothy A. Koopman
  • Joel and Sharon Koppelman
  • Mr. William Kozin and Ronny Kozin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Kraus
  • Ms. Kathleen H. Lacey
  • Lancaster County Community Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Landis
  • Ronald S. Lauder
  • Mr. Richard Lazer
  • Ms. Barbara S. Lee and Ms. Francine M. Crum
  • Mr. Richard G. Leibovitch
  • Marguerite and H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest
  • The Lenfest Foundation
  • Les Dames D'Escoffier, Philadelphia
  • Marvin and Audrey Levin
  • Lida Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lieberman
  • Mr. Theodore Lieverman
  • Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Local 1242 ILA
  • Locks Foundation
  • The Lodestar Foundation
  • Mr. Arthur P. Loeb
  • George & Caroline Loeb
  • William A. Loeb
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Lotman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lubkin
  • Wendy S. Lubkin and Richard F. Lubkin
  • Mr. Steve Lyons

A December panel on the housing needs of LGBT homeless youth brought together key stakeholders including Sister Mary Scullion, President & Executive Director of Project Home; Carrie Jacobs, Executive Director of the Attic Youth Center and Nurit Shein, CEO of the Mazzoni Center. Insights on the development of a cross-sector partnership and data on this vulnerable under-served population were shared.

An October Conversation of Impact focused on “The College Readiness Journey: A Holistic Approach.” Speakers were Herb Shiroff (M. Harry Shiroff Memorial Scholarship Fund, second from left), Thom Butler (Director of Advancement and Operations for The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable, fifth from left) and Joan Mazzotti, Executive Director of Philadelphia Futures (at right).

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  • Andrew and Kathy MacKnight
  • Magella Real Estate
  • Mr. and Mrs. William K. Marimow
  • Mary Ellen Markovcy
  • Mr. William C. Martindale Jr
  • Ms. Ellen C. Mayock
  • Mr. Matthew Mayock
  • Mr. Michael F. Mayock Jr.
  • Mr. Jim McClelland
  • Mr. and Mrs. John F. McDonald
  • Katherine and F. William McNabb
  • Ms. Patricia Meller
  • Mr. Larry K. Mendenhall
  • Merck Foundation c/o Cybergrants, Inc.
  • Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Mr. Michael M. Meyer
  • Francis J. Mirabello and Marianna O. Mirabello
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mittman
  • Mr. and Mrs. James J. Morris
  • Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church
  • Robert E. Murray
  • Ms. Cynthia Muse
  • Mutual of America Foundation
  • Network For Good
  • Northland Floral Inc.
  • Ms. Beth Olmstead
  • Dolores Y. Owens
  • Shirley A. Page
  • M. San Miguel Paulson
  • PECO Energy Company
  • Pennsylvania Abolition Society
  • Pennsylvania Ballet Association
  • Mr. Jeffrey C. Perry
  • R. Duane Perry and Arthur M. Kaplan
  • PGA Philadelphia Section
  • Philadelphia Academy Charter School
  • Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture
  • Philadelphia Boys' Gymnastics
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Philadelphia Young Playwrights
  • Phillies Charities, Inc.
  • Photo Researchers, Inc.
  • The Plastic Club
  • Mr. Mortimer Poncz
  • Sylvia and Edward Pritika
  • PSCU
  • Ms. Marion Purdy
  • R & R Voice & Data, Inc.
  • Race Roster USA Inc.
  • Pedro A. Ramos and Rafaela Torres
  • Mr. and Mrs. Theo Ratliff
  • Razoo Foundation
  • Timothy Regan
  • Mr. Garry Rhodeside
  • River Crest Golf Club LLC
  • Caroline Buck Rogers
  • Drexel Women's Lacrosse
  • Fatimah & Steve Royster
  • George and Lorraine Rubin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Ryan

Pedro A. Ramos, President & CEO of The Philadelphia Foundation, applauds H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest’s vision and generosity in creating The Institute for Journalism in New Media and donating The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com to TPF’s Special Assets Fund.

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  • Marta Sanchez-Dallam
  • Mr. Francis J. Santo and Mrs. Susan Berglund Santo
  • Stephen & Karen Schlichter
  • Helen L. Schneider
  • Schultz Law LLC.
  • Schuylkill River Heritage Area
  • Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
  • Craig and Kimberly Scott
  • Ms. Gretchen Scott
  • Ms. Sharon Segal
  • Arthur & Andra Seidner
  • Mrs. Nancy L. Shaffer-End and Mr. David W. End
  • The E. Rhoda Shaten Charitable Foundation
  • Ms. Sarah Sherman Poncz
  • Wendy, Mike, Zach and Adam Sherman
  • Mr. Jason Shinder and Mr. Steve Ramphos
  • Mr. Fahim Siddiqui
  • Joel Siegel
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter
  • Ms. Paulette Singleton
  • Gary Sinise Foundation
  • Allan Sluizer and Roberta Agre
  • Jonne and Corey Smith
  • J Otis Smith III
  • Dr. J Otis Smith
  • Cheryl Snyder
  • Mr. Steven Snyder
  • Adam and Heather Soloff
  • Julie D. Spahr
  • Sprocket Foundation
  • Ms. Gina M. Squilla
  • St. Helena Church
  • James & Kathleen Staudt
  • Stephania A. Steed
  • Lori Phillips and Ed Steele
  • The Steuben Society of America Franz Daniel Pastorius Unit No. 38
  • Ms. Cynthia S. Stewart
  • Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP.
  • Mr. William Streit
  • Ms. Kristyn M. Stricker
  • Mr. H. Patrick Swygert
  • Mr. Kenneth Sykes
  • Hal Tarr
  • Ms. Abby P. Taylor
  • Dr. Geoffrey Teehan
  • Thackray Crane Rental, Inc.
  • Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation
  • Through The Green, Inc.
  • A. Merritt Tilney and Douglas M. Kaden
  • Mr. Andrew Toy
  • TPF Special Assets Fund
  • Trans Union, LLC.
  • Trenton Road Take Out
  • Dr. John Q. Trojanowski and Dr. Virginia M. Y. Lee
  • TruMark Financial Credit Union
  • Robert and Drema Turner
  • Frederick R. Turoff
  • Dr. Marc E. Uknis
  • The Union League of Philadelphia
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
  • United Way of New York City
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • Ms. Yanina Wachtfogel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ward
  • Mr. Mark Ward
  • Christine J. Washington
  • Ms. Sharon R. Washington
  • Linda Weaver
  • Ernest and Jutta Weiler
  • Ms. Laura Weinbaum and Mr. Brett Mandel
  • Ms. Marlene S. Weinberg
  • Norman and Lita Weinstein
  • Estate of Joan C. Wells
  • West Point High School
  • Caroline West and Jonathan Sprague
  • Mr. Michael Whelihan
  • Whole New World Academy of Hoboken, Inc.
  • Ms. Bernadette Jones Wiggins
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Mr. Brendan Williams
  • Women's Christian Alliance Auxiliary
  • Wyncote Foundation
  • Mr. Edward I. Yakuchev
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Yonto
  • Mr. Michael F. Young
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zavrel
  • Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.