DeSean Jackson celebrated his 27th birthday on Sunday by notching his first 1,000-yard receiving season since 2010 in the Eagles’ 24-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Then he hit the town to celebrate with his mom, his friends, some crazy birthday cakes… and Ashanti. Check the photos from his and his friends’ Instagrams.
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The 134th Philadelphia Charity Ball (PCB) took place at the Bellevue at the Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia on Friday, November 29th. The Charity Ball’s mission is to raise funds for non-profit organizations focused on youth in Philadelphia (this year it raised money for the Gesu School) and to inspire the young people of Philadelphia to make philanthropy a central part of their lives.
2013 Philadelphia Charity Ball
The evening began with a cocktail reception in the Red & Clover Room, then dinner was served in the Grand Ballroom. The Ball began at 9:30 p.m.
This year there were four young ladies making their formal presentation at the Charity Ball, Miss Paige Alexandra Fox (center) is here with, from left, Lydia D. Butcher, director of the PCB, Chloë Fox, Christina Fox and Michael J. Tierney, president of the PCB.
Bridget Devine and Jay Devine, PCB vice-president.
There were also several young men and women on the PCB committee. From left, Patrice Aitken is here with her daughter Schuyler Inglis Aitken and George Ortlieb, Garrett Walling, Lyndsey Reder and Carol Tintle. Schuyler and Lyndsey served on the Young Ladies' Committee.
From left: Kate Alden, Bonn Allen, Enna Allen, Jeff Allen and Laura Allen.
From left: Stephen Lee, Paige Susskind and William Susskind
From left: Mario Maggio, Dr. Margrit Maggio, Michael Maggio and Michael Maggio, Jr.
Lydia Butcher, managing director of PCB, and daughter Nancy Taylor.
Juliapa, Anil and Kiran Jagtiani. Kiran served on the Young Men’s Committee.
From left: Joanne Fitzgerald, Amanda Simpson, Taylor Fitzgerald and Michael Fitzgerald.
Young Ladies’ Committee member Emily Faught adjusts Matt Robinson's boutonniere.
Debutante Rebekka Suzaanne Rueda and her mother, Zoe Rueda, greet guests as they enter the Grand Ballroom.
From left: Annabel Lewis, Nolan Wein, Sarah Dowies and John Moran III.
Delores Mills (center) receives the Jimmy Medal. The Jimmy Medal is an award given to a deserving individual who makes a positive difference in the lives of others and embodies the spirit of: resiliency, loyalty, humility and empathy. Since 2004, Mills has provided a loving home for more than 20 teenage girls, adopted one and sheltered two teen mothers. Her passion is to advocate for “her girls.”
At 9:30 the ball begins. First the Young Ladies' Committee is introduced escorted by a Young Men’s Committee member. Then The four debutantes and their escorts are introduced officially.
The greeting line of the debutantes with their fathers. They are "officially" meeting the Philadelphia Charity Ball directors.
After which the debutantes dance with their fathers as the committee members look on.
Then the debutantes, their escorts and all the committee members dance. When they're done, the floor is open for all guests, who then danced to Jellyroll until breakfast was served near midnight.
From left: Kathy Maguire, Edward Barnes, corps de ballet for the Pennsylvania Ballet, Sharon Bozentka and Linda Dooney.
Last week the Cancer Support Community (CSC) hosted the 11th Annual “In Fashion!” Luncheon & Fashion Show at Saks Fifth Avenue on City Avenue. Nearly 100 ladies lunched, mingled and checked out fashions featuring special guest designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine.
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On Saturday, November 16th, more than 600 leaders and members of the Philadelphia LGBT community gathered at the Crystal Tea Room for The Attic Youth Center (AYC) 20th Anniversary Gala. The AYC was founded by Dr. Carrie Jacobs (right) 20 years ago to create programming and a safe environment for youths experiencing issues regarding sense of self. The center’s services provide kids with a sense of community and access to programing aimed at reducing feelings of isolation, prejudice and oppression.
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Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes the region as a world-class business and leisure destination for corporate, cultural and professional groups, honored Dr. Keith Leaphart, owner of Replica Creative (a Philadelphia-based graphic design + print firm) and chairman of the Lenfest Foundation, with its prestigious 2013 Vision for Philadelphia Award. The award, which was presented at Philadelphia Hospitality’s Annual Gala on November 18th at the Union League, paid tribute to Dr. Leaphart’s exceptional achievements in building the city’s economy and mentoring the next generation of leaders.
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The 2013 Marian Anderson Award was held last night at the Kimmel Center. Motown founder Berry Gordy was this year’s recipient. Major performers such as Smokey Robinson, Boyz II Men, Kool & The Gang, Chris Tucker, Cody Wise, Brandon Victor Dixon (who portrays Gordy in Motown the Musical on Broadway) Philly producers/songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon A. Huff, as well as musical director Bill Jolly, paid tribute to the iconic philanthropist and music legend.
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The Philadelphia Zoo hosted its fourth annual Global Conservation Gala honoring individuals, families and organizations for extraordinary contributions to wildlife and the natural world, on Thursday, November 14th, at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Since its inception in 2010, the Gala has been an important component of the Zoo’s mission to connect people with wildlife, create joyful discovery and inspire action for animals. This year’s gala was a platform to spotlight the issues facing big cats with an emphasis on one key threat — loss of habitat due to deforestation caused by expansion of non-sustainable palm oil plantations.
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From left: Mike Griffiths of Fork, Kevin Sbraga of Sbraga, chef Jon Cichon of Lacroix, and Ed Konrad and chef Nicholas Elmi of Laurel.
Wednesday night, the March of Dimes at the Please Touch Museum Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park held its 17th annual Signature Chefs Auction with delicious cuisine, fine wine, friends and supporters. 30 of Philadelphia’s top chefs including Mike Griffiths of Fork, Kevin Sbraga of Sbraga, chef Jon Cichon of Lacroix, and Ed Konrad and chef Nicholas Elmi of Laurel were on hand serving delicious dishes for the nearly 300 guests at a cocktail reception before the ceremony honoring several people this year. Chichon and Elmi were co-chair chefs. Honorary chair was Carolyn Jackson, CEO, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
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Thursday night the PSPCA hosted its first annual Bark & Whine Gala at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center in Philadelphia. More than 300 people came out to advocate for animals. The generous support helps thousands of animals. In 2012, the PSPCA handled more than 10,000 reports of cruelty, found homes for more than 7,000 animals, treated more than 30,000 animals, and performed more than 12,000 spay/neuter surgeries.
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The 37th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show opened yesterday, but held its preview party on November 6th. The show runs through Sunday, November 10th. The craft show is the largest single fundraiser for the Philadelphia Museum of art and has donated nearly $11 million dollars to the Museum. These funds provide financial support for educational programs, special exhibits, conservation projects, the acquisition of craft objects for exhibitions and many more programs. Nearly 700 exhibitors are taking part in this year’s show, including 25 visiting artists from the Baltic nation of Lithuania.
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