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2018 Inquirer Corporate Philanthropy Conference & Awards

Sep 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA
Event Details

Join the Philadelphia Inquirer, presenting sponsor M&T Bank and co-sponsor United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey for the inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Conference & Awards, convening corporate and non-profit leaders for a day of education and inspiration for our community.

In addition to the conference, Philadelphia Inquirer will produce a special editorial section on Sunday, September 23, about giving trends, hot topics and acknowledging companies for good works. 

The funds raised from this event will support The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and in turn its support of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and The Institute is a progressive and unique non-profit organization whose sole mission is to build sustainable business models for local journalism. The Institute's goal is to transform the news industry in the digital age to ensure that high-quality local journalism remains a cornerstone of our democracy.   

Monday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building
100 E Penn Square, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Registration and non-profit expo*
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Welcome remarks by Terry Egger, Publisher & CEO, The Philadelphia Inquirer
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Q&A Keynote by Chris Long, Chris Long Foundation
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Corporate Philanthropy Panel Discussion (Panelists to be announced) led by Jim Friedlich, Executive Director and CEO, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism 
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Awards program recognizing good works

About the Chris Long Foundation
The mission of The Chris Long Foundation is to support bright futures for communities and the individuals that make up those communities. We believe borders do not limit caring about our fellow neighbors. We engage in both international and domestic programs focused around clean water, military appreciation, and youth. Our programs strive to generate impactful results by creating opportunities and providing resources, financial support and meaningful experiences to those we serve. 



  • Individual event ticket: $75 ($21 charitable donation)

  • Individual event ticket + Inquirer subscription: $87 ($21 charitable donation)
    Subscription includes your choice of:
    Unlimited Digital Access for 8 weeks ($1.50 per week for 8 weeks - 50% off of $2.99 per week)
    Digital+Sunday Print for 8 weeks ($1.50 per week for 8 weeks - 70% off of $5.00 per week)
  • FREE Non-profit exhibitor table (6ft table, two chairs) with purchase of two tickets tickets: $150 (Limited to first 30 to sign up)* ($42 charitable donation) SOLD OUT - Not Available for Purchase

Premium Seating Donor Packages:

Executive Donor: $5,500 
($4960 charitable donation)

  • Half-page, black & white print acknowledgment in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available).
  • Reserved table of 10 guests in a premium location
  • Company logo on event signage, power point presentation and "after-event recap" 

Corporate Donor: $3,500 
($3230 charitable donation)

  • Quarter-page, black & white print acknowledgement in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available).
  • Reserved half-table for 5 guests in a premium location
  • Company name on event signage, power point presentation and "after-event recap" 

Supporter Donor: $2,500 
($2338 charitable donation)

  • Eighth-page, black & white print acknowledgement in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available).
  • Reserved seating for three guests 
  • Company name on event signage, power point presentation and "after-event recap" 

Good Works Winners 
Honorees were selected from nominations received from promotional campaign of print, digital, email and social media.

Citizen Award (Board Members)

  • Melissa Govette, Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank, in support of Spark Philadelphia 
  • Abraham El, Project Engineer, Pennoni, in support of Spark Philadelphia 
  • Dale Westwood, EVP Chief Retail Officer, QNB Bank, in support of The Open Link, Upper Bucks County YMCA, Penn's Foundation
  • Dawn Chavous, President/CEO, Chavous Consulting, in support of Sky Community Partners 
  • March of Dimes' Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Luncheon Board of Directors

 Innovation Award

  • Andrew Voudouris, CMO & Co-Founder, Turn 5

Leadership Award

  • Gerard P. Cuddy, CEO, Beneficial Bank
  • Harris Fishman, President & CEO, MassMutual Greater Philadelphia 
  • Phil Weinberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Comcast Spectacor

Next Generation of Givers

  • Sam Christie, MassMutual Greater Philadelphia for "Show Us Your Stripes," campaign to benefit Ronald McDonald House Philadelphia

Most Charitable Cash 

  • Bank of America, in support of Philadelphia Youth Network WorkReady Program
  • Bentley Systems, in support of Ian's Boots
  • QVC, in support of Chester County Food Bank
  • Spirit of Children, in support of The Philadelphia Shriners Hospital 
  • Univest Corporation, in support of Penn Foundation 
  • West Laurel Hill Cemetery & Funeral Home 
  • Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C., in support of Philabundance

Most Charitable InKind

  • FRIEDA Philadelphia
  • OpDecision

Most Charitable Volunteerism

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Independence Blue Cross 
  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • KPMG
  • McMahon Associates, Inc. 

Event questions? Contact Jennifer Wolf at 
Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Ron Maver at

General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

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When & Where
Sep 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Crystal Tea Room
100 East Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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