2012 Parties
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Walnut Street Theatre celebrated multiple honorees this year with the 2012 Edwin Forrest Award at its landmark 203rd Anniversary Gala – Let the Good Times Roll!, on May 11, 2012. This year’s award recipients were Broadway star and Walnut performer Hugh Panaro and Martin W. Spector, Walnut Trustee and retired Executive Vice President, General Counsel, ARAMARK. Following a pre-concert champagne reception, the rockin’ evening included a spectacular 90-minute concert featuring some of Philadelphia’s favorite Walnut performers including Rachel Camp, Sarah Gliko, Scott Greer, Danielle Herbert, Ben Lipitz, Hugh Panaro, Michael Philip O’Brien, Lyn Philistine, Christopher Sutton, Denise Whelan and the Walnut casts of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing. Guests then mingled with the performers and the honorees at a VIP After-Party will be held on the Thomas Jefferson University Campus that included a silent auction. All proceeds from the Gala benefited the Walnut Street Theatre’s Education and Outreach programming, which reaches over 110,000 children annually in the Delaware Valley. Photography by Mark Garvin
 
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman, Chase Utley, and his wife, Jennifer Utley, hosted the 5th Anniversary Utley All-Star Animals Casino Night at the Electric Factory on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Animal lovers, sponsors, and supporters joined the Utleys for a night full of cocktails, heavy hors doeuvres, live and silent auctions, and casino fun, as guests played table games alongside local celebrities and players from the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies. The event raised approximately $400,000 for the Pennsylvanias PSCAs Etana Fund to Stop Cruelty Against Animals, which helps prevent and protect against abuse and neglect through their Humane Law Enforcement department. Photography by Paul Loftland
 
The Women Against MS Luncheon took place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Proceeds from the luncheon, hosted by Kathy Orr of CBS3, benefitted the Greater delaware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society. The luncheon raised an estimated $150,000—the most in its 10-year history. University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann was honored with the 2012 Woman of Spirit Award and a keynote was delivered by Zoe Koploqitz, a marathon runner and motivational speaker who excels despite her diagnoses of MS and diabetes. Photography by LuzSelenia Loeb
 
On Saturday, May 5, 2012, Philadelphia magazine and PA Wines & Spirits Stores partnered to present the Eleventh Annual Philadelphia Wine Festival, at an all new venueLincoln Financial Field, in the SCA Club. Guests sampled a wide selection of wines from around the world and culinary creations from some of Philadelphias top restaurants. Throughout the evening guests were able to explore a fleet of Lexus vehicles and relax in luxury lounges hosted by Lexus and RBC Wealth Management. The Festival also featured an on-site PA Wine & Spirits Store where guests purchased their favorite wines, as well as a fantastic silent auction. All proceeds benefited The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Photography by Jeff Fusco and Josh Pelta-Heller.
 
To celebrate its 160 years of impact on the Greater Philadelphia Area, Elwyn presented “A Philadelphia Story” for the 32nd Friends of Elwyn Ball on May 4, 2012. The gala itinerary included a 500 person dinner with a menu featuring Philadelphia-centric delicacies, a sampling of fine cheeses provided by International Food Distributors, musical entertainment by Chico’s Vibe, and a visit by a well-known Mummer string band. Following the Ball, attendees headed over to the Red and Clover Room for the Elwyn Bounce, a club-like gala after-party organized by Elwyn’s Young Professionals Bounce Committee.
 
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