4th annual portrait & community awards sat sept 21st

2019 Philadelphia Legacies Portrait Award Winners: Wilt Chamberlain, Fran Dunphy, Sam Delaney...

legacies are meant to be learned and shared...


Host 76ers Sports Commentator Marc Jackson


  • PORTRAIT AWARDS go to Wilt Chamberlin, Fran Dunphy, Derrick Pitts, Sam Delany, and Stephen Cox.!
  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD goes to Cody Anderson
  • YOUNG PERSON TO WATCH AWARD goes to Danielle P Jeter
  • COMMUNITY AWARDS go to Dr. Joi Spraggins, Dr. Rev. W. Wilson Goode, Karen Jordan, Emily Taylor, Eric Nzeribe, and Marquis Coates.

pictured: Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Actor/Director Zuhairah McGill, Founder Stephen C. Satell

Our Mission

Philadelphia Legacies (PL) is quickly embarking on its  fourth year. Each year we have exceeded our expectations, and it has become clear that we will be an important annual celebration for years to come.  

PL highlights those Philadelphians who have made major contributions to our city by creating beautiful portraits commissioned to outstanding local artists, presents awards to unsung heroes working in our communities, run historic tours through Philadelphia neighborhoods, and raise money for nonprofits in Philadelphia which combat poverty. We also hold networking meetings so that those supporting Philadelphia Legacies can benefit from each other’s resources and wisdom.           

Philadelphia Legacies Week / Philadelphia Legacy Week Sept 16t thru 21, 2019.

sponsored by..


  • Temple University
  • Drexel University
  • IBEW Local 98
  • Seligsohn Foundation
  • Progressive Business Piblcations
  • The Business & Technology Center

The week kicks-off Monday, September 16th at 9:00 am with a press conference at the Charles L. Blockson Collection in Sullivan Hall at Temple University. After the press conference students will take the Wilt Chamberlain inspired tour. Making stops at markers of Philadelphia notables, at 11:00 am the tour joins guests at the Church of the Advocate for the installation ceremony for the portrait of Queen Mother Falaka Fattah bestowed to her as a 2016 award recipient.

The week ends with a gourmet dinner and awards gala at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill for the 2019 Portrait  Community Awards.