POSTPONED: 2020 Gala & Awards Ceremony

WHYY Public Media Commons
Apr 16, 2020 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Our 2020 Gala & Awards Ceremony has been postponed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We look forward to celebrating and supporting the accomplishments of our member organizations and other community leaders from across the city at a later date. Please join our mailing list to stay updated. If you already purchased a ticket and would like a refund, please email


We will be thrilled to present:
  • Blue Ribbon Award
    • CoLab, Impact Services Corporation and New Kensington CDC (Finalist)
    • Crane Community Center, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (Finalist)
    • Esperanza Arts Center, Esperanza (Finalist)
    • Kensington Health Connectors, New Kensington CDC (Finalist)
  • Community Development Champion Award to Councilmember Cherelle Parker and Philadelphia Director of Commerce Harold Epps
  • Lifetime Achievement Award to Brian Hudson, Sr.
  • Community Leader Award
    • Marion Johnson, Logan
    • Betty Turner, Germantown
  • Equitable Entrepreneur Award
    • Ariell Johnson, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
    • ZarZo Lian, Hope Myanmar
  • Rising Star Award
    • Jessica Collazo, LISC Philadelphia
    • Rodney Mobley, New Kensington CDC
    • Stasia Monteiro, HACE
  • 2020 Edition of PACDC Magazine: Tell Me a Story


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