25th Anniversary

In 2017 PACDC is celebrating 25 years since our founding. Over the last quarter century we’ve been proud to play a role in the evolution and strengthening of Philadelphia’s CDC industry. During this time we’ve worked to develop millions of dollars in new resources to address housing and community development needs across the city of Philadelphia.  PACDC also has brought in cutting-edge thought leaders to educate our members so that their operations reflect industry “best practices.”

After 25 years we’ve learned important lessons: that you can’t beat the look on a kid’s face when he and his mom unlock the door to their new safe and stable home; that when you invest in commercial corridors you don’t just improve businesses, you improve the neighborhood; and that, through dedicated advocacy, we can partner with all levels of government and a wide range of stakeholders to bring meaningful change to the city we love.

We will be celebrating our successes all year long. If you missed our (largest ever) Gala in April, you can still see some great photos, catch up on the award winners, and learn about our supporters here. In June we will be hosting our first ever all-day Equitable Development Conference which will feature experts from around the region and country.  Space is limited and it’s not something you want to miss. Click here to learn more.

While we reflect on 25 years with immense pride, we also feel even more gratitude. We want to thank our amazing members, our incredible supporters, our dedicated public officials, and the passionate Philadelphians that make possible the work we have done and the work we will do.

Here’s to another 25 years.


We do thank our additional funders listed here.