Our mission is to identify nonprofit organizations that have had long standing success in Philadelphia and raise money for them through a fundraising dinner at the Victoria Banquet Hall.
Many of these non profits still struggle financially and continue to exist on sheer know how. At our dinner we will honor those individuals by unveiling their portraits which will be hosted around the city until we find a home to hold the legacy portraits. This year we are adding Veteran’s groups and groups that specialize in working with homeless populations.
This is the third year of Celebration of Philadelphia Legacy and it is our intention to build on the success of last year.
All of this year’s legacy winners were trailblazers who represent a time in Philadelphia history that has been transformed through their fortitude and leadership. Acel Moore-Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter, Coach Tina Sloan Green-1st African American Lacrosse coach, Dick Allen-1st African American Superstar for the Philadelphia Phillies & Trudy Haynes-1st African American newscater in Phiadelphia. These are men and women cared about their communities and our city and who did things to make our lives better and more fulfilling. We want to hold onto their wisdom and energy so that we can continue to learn from them and the wisdom they acquired as they passionately created their success.
Throughout Legacy week we will promote Philadelphia history and legacy through the media and run tours for students to areas where there are markers of important historical legacy. Last year at our legacy dinner we received great support from Governor Edward Rendell and Mayor Wilson Goode. The support from the Philadelphia establishment is growing as many are eager to get on board.