Events / Insights

Charity Register: September 2013

Six opportunities to give this fall.

August 19, 2013

BOMF Goes to The Ballpark
BOMF goes to the ballpark. 

9/11 Heroes Run
The Cause: The Travis Manion Foundation, which assists veterans and the families of fallen soldiers, raises funds with its annual five-kilometer run and one-mile fun run/walk.
The Details: Sunday, September 8, at 8:30 a.m. at the Please Touch Museum. 4231 Ave. of the Republic

BOMF Goes to The Ballpark
The Cause: Cheer on the Phillies and help Back on My Feet improve the lives of Philadelphia’s homeless through running.
The Details: Wednesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. 1 Citizens Bank Way, 215-772-1080

The Cause: Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and Audrey Claire Taichman host this culinary festival benefiting FringeArts.
The Details: Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m. at Pier 9 on the Delaware River. 267-443-1886

Philadelphia Undy 5000
The Cause: The Colon Cancer Alliance presents a five-kilometer run/walk to raise awareness of the disease and support colon cancer services.
The Details: Saturday, September 14, at 9 a.m. (registration starts at 7:30 a.m.), next to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Martin Luther King Dr., 202-628-0123

Hunger Symposium 2013
The Cause: Philabundance presents its annual symposium offering ideas and perspectives on ending world hunger.
The Details: Tuesday, September 17, at 7:30 a.m. at The Hub at Cira Centre. 2929 Arch St., 215-339-0900

Magic Beyond the Gardens
The Cause: The annual gala of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens funds its core educational programs, including school outreach workshops and professional art exhibitions.
The Details: Saturday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. 1020 South St., 215-733-0390


Charity Register: July-August

Six opportunities to give this summer.

July 01, 2013

Shot of three cyclists for the American Cancer Society
Biking for a cure with the American Cancer Society's 41st annual Bike-a-Thon. 

The Cause: Four different starting points offer seven length options in this bikeathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s efforts to improve the lives of cancer patients and find a cure.
The Details: July 14 at 7 am at the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Fifth and Race Sts., 215-985-5309 

The Cause: Volvo sponsors this cycling event—with course lengths ranging from four to 63 miles—to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in its battle against childhood cancer.
The Details: July 21 at 8:30 am at Central Bucks High School West. 375 W. Court St., Doylestown

The Cause: Caesars Entertainment presents four days of fabulous food, sophisticated wine, and celebrity chefs to benefit Architecture for Humanity’s quest to build a more sustainable future.
The Details: July 25 to 28 at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat, and Bally’s. Atlantic City, 609-343-4077

The Cause: Put on your denim and bling and join celebrities for cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment to raise funds for the Hamels Foundation, dedicated to enriching the lives of children through education.
The Details: August 15 at 6:30 pm at Vie. 600 N. Broad St., 610-551-8800 

The Cause: Enjoy a night of gluten-free concessions and raffles for Phillies memorabilia, with proceeds benefiting the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, which drives diagnosis of the disease and improves the lives of those on a lifelong gluten-free diet.
The Details: August 16 at 7:05 pm at Citizens Bank Park. 1 Citizens Bank Way, 215-325-1306

The Cause: This annual cycling and running event, for athletes of all levels, raises funds for the Livestrong Foundation, which has been working since 1997 to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The Details: August 17 and 18 at 8 am at Montgomery County Community College. 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, 877-236-8820

photography by steve goldblatt


Leonard A. Lauder Celebrated at the ICA

The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art honored the philanthropist.

July 01, 2013

leonard lauder
Leonard A. Lauder with a Campbell’s soup can signed by Andy Warhol.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art marked the 50th anniversary of its annual benefit on April 10 by paying tribute to Leonard A. Lauder. Chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies and a trustee emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania, Lauder boasts an enviable record of business achievements and a lifelong dedication to the arts. In attendance at the event—which also celebrated the Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellows Program—were Katherine and Keith Sachs and Penn’s president, Dr. Amy Gutmann.

—Alexandra Leshner
photography by Sunny Miller


Charity Register: May/June 2013

Opportunities to give this spring.

April 30, 2013

Chase and Jennifer Utley at All-Stars Animal Casino Night.
All-star animals casino night.

The Host: Chase and Jennifer Utley
The Cause: Helping the Pennsylvania SPCA in its mission to raise awareness about animal cruelty
The Details: Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 pm, at Electric Factory. 421 N. 7th St., 215-627-1060

The Host: Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
The Cause: Strengthening Greater Philadelphia’s role as the destination for experiencing American history through interpretation, interaction, and education
The Details: Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 pm, at Franklin Square. 6th and Race Streets, 215-629-5801

The Host: The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
The Cause: Uniting artists and communities by transforming public spaces and individual lives
The Details: Thursday, May 23, at 5:30 pm, at Vie. 600 N. Broad St., 215-685-0750

The Host: Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
The Cause: Providing high-quality mental and behavioral health services to Philadelphia’s children and their families
The Details: Friday, June 7, at 7 pm, at the Hyatt at The Bellevue. 200 S. Broad St., 215-496-0707, ext. 1137

The Host: Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin, Jeff Michaud, and the Vetri Foundation for Children
The Cause: Raising money and awareness of healthy eating and childhood cancer causes, benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Vetri Foundation for Children
The Details: Tuesday, June 11, at 6 pm, at Urban Outfitters Headquarters in the Navy Yard. 5000 S. Broad St., 215-735-0200

The Host: Prostate Health International
The Cause: Raising awareness of prostate cancer and promoting research and education about prostate cancer
The Details: Sunday, June 16, at 8 am, at Eakins Oval, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 267-273-1706



Hugh Jackman at The Academy of Music's Anniversary Concert and Ball

Hugh Jackman puts on the charm at the Academy of Music’s Anniversary Concert and Ball.

April 29, 2013

Hugh Jackman entertains the crowd alongside Yannick Nézet-Séguin

In celebration of the Academy of Music’s 156th Anniversary Concert and Ball on January 26, the multitalented Hugh Jackman took the stage with The Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for an evening of song, dance, and a lot of laughs.

The charismatic Australian actor kept the audience intrigued with his soaring vocals, unmistakable wit, and playful interaction with Nézet-Séguin and the ensemble. In addition to sharing a brief dance with First Lady of Pennsylvania Susan Corbett, who was seated next to Lisa Nutter, Jackman also thanked each member of the orchestra in alphabetical order.

—alexandra leshner


Josie Maran Cover Party

Josie Maran celebrates her holiday cover with a red-carpet event at Hotel Monaco.

March 11, 2013

The spirit of the holiday season arrived in full force as Philadelphia Style hosted a glamorous fête in celebration of beauty maven and cover model Josie Maran in the Lafayette Ballroom at Hotel Monaco on December 11. The Audi-sponsored party was abuzz with famous faces among the likes of Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, Vince Papale, Sharon Pinkenson, Jillian Mele, and Maria Papadakis. Guests enjoyed food from Red Owl Tavern while being treated to cocktails galore courtesy of DonQ and Caliche rums, as well as SKYY and Pearl vodkas.

The festivities continued high atop Center City at the rooftop bar Stratus, where Maran kicked off her sky-high heels and chatted up partygoers. Guests also had the opportunity to win a luxurious weekend getaway, including a stay at Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, an Audi to drive for the weekend, and a gift certificate to a local restaurant. DJ Eddie Tully provided entertainment for the night.

—alexandra leshner


Charity Register - March/April

Six opportunities to give.

March 04, 2013

Race for Traditions, 5K and 1 Mile.
Race for Traditions, 5K and 1 Mile.

The Red Ball
The Host: The Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania
The Cause: Aiding local families with disaster relief
The Details: Saturday, March 9, 8 pm, at the Please Touch Museum. 4231 Avenue of the Republic, 215-405-8530

Let Them Eat Cake
The Host: City of Hope
The Cause: Researching breakthrough treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases
The Details: Monday, April 15, 6 pm, at The Merion. 1301 Route 130 S., Cinnaminson, NJ, 800-344-8169

Flavors of Philadelphia
The Host: The American Liver Foundation
The Cause: Promoting education, support, and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease
The Details: Tuesday, April 23, 6 pm, at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia. 1200 Market St., 215-425-8080

Possibilities in the Park 5K Run, Walk, Roll
The Host: SPIN
The Cause: Providing services and support to children and adults with disabilities and their families
The Details: Sunday, April 14, 8 am, at the Industrial Park of Northeast Philadelphia. 10501 Drummond Road, 215-612-7506

Donors are Heroes 11TH Anniversary The Party
The Host: Gift of Life Donor Program
The Cause: Raising awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation
The Details: Friday, April 26, 8 pm, at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. 1 Logan Sq., 215-557-8090

Race for Traditions, 5K and 1 Mile
The Host: Mommy’s Light
The Cause: Providing comfort for children who have lost a parent
The Details: Saturday, April 27, 9 am, at the Eagleview Town Center. 540 Wellington Sq., Exton, 610-458-1690


Carson Kressley Cover Party

Allentown native Carson Kressley shines on the red carpet during the closing party of The Philadelphia Collection.

December 10, 2012

In September Philadelphia Style hosted an exclusive party for Fall Fashion cover star and Allentown native Carson Kressley, at Center City’s Hotel Sofitel. After walking the red carpet, guests enjoyed Russian Standard Vodka specialty cocktails and snacked on delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Liberté Lounge. Newscasters Cecily Tynan, Adam Joseph, and Alicia Vitarelli were among the star-studded crowd, which also included Howard Eskin, Dawn Timmeney, and many more.

Carson Kressley, with his discerning eye, was on the lookout throughout the evening for the “Best Dressed Guest,” and attendees were ready for him in their most stylish and chic attire. The lucky winner received a luxurious weekend stay at the Sofitel.

—kelly lawler


Will Smith and Philadelphians Honor Chris Mack

Will Smith and other stars honor Philadelphia native Charlie Mack.

October 15, 2012


Wanda Sykes Cocktail Party

Sykes celebrates Summer 2012 cover at Seablue.

August 27, 2012



Comedian and actress Wanda Sykes is no stranger to Philadelphia: The Media resident can often be found at some of the City of Brotherly Love’s most popular restaurants and hotels. But she’s also known to take to the tables in Atlantic City once in awhile for a quick getaway. While on her latest US tour, Sykes played to a hometown crowd for two nights at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in June.

Philadelphia Style hosted a VIP reception for the Summer issue cover star after her June 16 show at Seablue, where she posed for pictures with local notables like real estate developer Carl Dranoff and wife Roberta, New Jersey Nets general manager Billy King and wife Melanie, and DJ Samantha Ronson. Also at the exclusive VIP reception were Joe Lupo, Borgata senior vice president of operations; Harvey and Maddy Rovinsky; BJ and Craig Spencer; Matt West; and Christine Taylor.


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