Cultural and civic leader Ms. Joan Myers Brown, Founder and
Executive Artistic Director of PHILADANCO, The Philadelphia Dance
Company, received the 89th annual Philadelphia Award by The Philadelphia Award board of trustees. The award ceremony on May 10th included a video detailing Ms. Myers Brown's accomplishments, remarks by Chairman Dr. Donald Parks, and a reception. The annual award includes a $25,000 prize, to be used as the recipient wishes. Photographed by Jessica Vermeer Hawkes.