Philadelphia Academies, Inc. – "The Party 2010"

May 1201012:00 am
Water Works Restaurant and Lounge, 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130, , , ,

Hundreds of the city’s top business associates, education advocates and community leaders will join Philadelphia Academies, Inc. in supporting the non-profit youth development organization at their not-to-be-missed May 1 fete and fundraiser, ‘The Party 2010,’ held at the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge.

Philadelphia Academies, Inc. works to change life outcomes for public high school students using career academies. The oldest and the original business/education partnership in the country, the Academy model was founded in Philadelphia in 1969, and has since been replicated in more than 2,500 schools nationwide.

What’s sure to be a star-studded event for a super cause, ‘The Party 2010’ on May 1 welcomes honorary chairs Tony Danza, Bud Konheim, Nicole Miller and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson. The evening will be filled with tributes to more than 40 years of student successes, plus a VIP reception, silent auction and dancing.

Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young will receive the ‘Stand and Deliver’ corporate partner award, to be accepted by William R. Sasso, Chairman. Rubby Canela, a 2007 graduate of the Urban Education Academy at Parkway West High School, is the ‘Pay It Forward’ awardee, recognized as an outstanding Philadelphia Academies, Inc. graduate who has overcome significant challenges to continue her education and pursue her career goals.

5:30-6:30 p.m. VIP reception

6:00-9:00 p.m. Cocktails, Silent Auction

7:00 p.m. Dinner, Award Presentation, Live Auction

9:00 p.m. Dancing, with Nash and the KZP

11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. After Party with DJ “?uestlove”

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