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.
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