2011 Parties
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On Tuesday September 13, 2011, H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest was awarded the prestigious Insignia of Officer of the Legion of Honor. His Excellency, Ambassador of France to the United States, Francois Delattre presented this award to him at the ceremony held at The American Revolution Center in Old City. The Ambassador, Mr. Lenfest and Edward G. Rendell all made remarks at the event. The award was originally founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in recognition of outstanding military and civil achievements. Photography by Jauhien Sasnou.
 
On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, Dr. Robert M. Gates was honored with this year's Liberty Medal for his five decades of service to the United States as the director of the CIA and as the civilian head of America's armed forces. Gates has received wide bipartisan support and has throughout his career been dedicated to promoting effective diplomacy, defending our freedom, and supporting the American troops. Participating in the ceremony were National Constitution Center President and CEO David Eisner, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, and ABC News’ Bob Woodruff. The event was broadcast live on WPVI-TV/6abc. Photography by Jeff Fusco.
 
On Saturday, September 10, 2011, guests flocked to JAM out for a great cause at Popi's Italian Restaurant. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dinner and raffles. DJ Benja Styles of Noche and Sumo Lounge in Center City provided the entertainment for the cocktail party which benefited the American Cancer Society. JAM is a Philadelphia philanthropic organization consisting of individuals whose mission is to assist in funding nonprofit organizations that directly improve the health and well being of patients battling cancer. Photography by Jessi Melcer.
 
On Friday, September 9, 2011, Philadelphia magazine, Waverly Custom Homes, LLC and the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House welcomed sponsors and friends to Philadelphia magazine’s Tenth Annual Design Home® in Haverford. The preview party and ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off a month of tours and special events. Guests enjoyed food by Carlino’s Specialty Foods and Catering, Finlandia, Gentleman Jack, and Chambord cocktails, Korbel California Champagne, and Bonterra Vineyards wines while exploring the renovated 1928 Main Line manor home. Design Home is open for public tours through October 9. Tickets can be purchased at phillymag.com/designhome. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Photography by Jessica Vermeer Hawkes.
 
On Thursday, September 8, 2011, Wills Eye Institute held its 23rd Annual Form in Art Exhibition. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception while viewing the showcases of artwork created by visually impaired artists of the Form in Art class at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Following the exhibition was the dedication of the William Tasman, MD, Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology and the Investiture of its Inaugural Recipient, Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Wills. Both doctors were honored for their distinguished careers and continuing contributions to the field of Ophthalmology. Photography by Roger Barone and Jack Scully (Wills Eye Institute).
 
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