2004 Parties
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Sharon and Joe McGinley of Ardmore hosted a cocktail party for the Center for Child Advocacy. The non-profit organization, founded in 1977, is the country's oldest and largest pro bono legal and social services agency for children. Their mission is to secure a safe and loving home for children who are neglected, abused, and living in otherwise dangerous situations. You can volunteer through www.advokid.org.
 
We joined the Young Friends of the Upenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at their 5th Annual Wines and Antiquities party on October 14th as they hosted a sneak preview of their newest exhibit, called "Track of the Rainbow Serpent", Australian Aboriginal paintings. The wines at this year's parties were, of course, Australian.
 
The National Constitution Center presented William Coleman with an award for a lifetime of achievement in civic engagement on Saturday, September 23rd. Mr. Coleman started his career as Secretary of Transportation under President Ford and went on to work in law, business and public service. Coleman was presented the award by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, with an introduction by Peter Jennings of ABC News. Granddaughter, Flavia Colgan (you know her as a political analyst on MSNBC) was on hand as well. Proceeds from the awards dinner will benefit educational programming at the National Constitution Center.
 
The Philadelphia Orchestra opened the season at the Kimmel Center on Tuesday, September 21st with a concert and dinner gala despite patrons' worries that the musical portion of the evening would not get underway due to union negotiations. Happily, we can report that the concert was right on schedule, and was wonderful, with Christoph Eschenbach conducting and famed soprano, Renee Fleming trilling and thrilling all.
 
Living Beyond Breast Cancer's fundraiser, An Evening in Tuscany, was held at the Hyatt at Penn's Landing on Saturday, September 18th. Along with an extensive silent auction, Eagles player Jeremiah Trotter came to the live auction portion during dinner and auctioned off a signed helmet and jersey, as well as lunch and a tour of the football stadium. Over 750 guests came to help raise awareness and money to help find a cure for breast cancer.
 
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