Charity Register: May/June 2013
Opportunities to give this spring.
April 30, 2013
All-star animals casino night.
SIXTH ANNUAL UTLEY 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
FIFTH ANNUAL EVENING IN FRANKLIN SQUARE
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
40TH ANNIVERSARY CHILDREN’S CRISIS TREATMENT CENTER’S BLACK TIE MASQUERADE GALA
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 GREAT CHEFS EVENT
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
11TH ANNUAL GARY PAPA RUN
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.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA GRIFFIN
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.
Charity Register - March/April
Six opportunities to give.
March 04, 2013
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.
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.
First-Class Fête: Virgin America Launch
Virgin America Airlines rolled out the red carpet for its Philadelphia launch.
June 19, 2012
Along with Virgin America’s first cross-country flight to Philadelphia came a slew of A-list talent that had Philadelphia buzzing all evening long. Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson hosted a red-carpet event on April 4 to celebrate the first flight by the hightech domestic airline Virgin America to the Philadelphia International Airport. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia cast member Glenn Howerton hosted a tailgate at the site of the airplane’s touchdown before guests headed to the launch party at the Hotel Palomar. And part-time Pennsylvania resident and actress-singer Amber Rose posed with Philadelphia resident and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard.
Tory Story at the Philadelphia International Flower Show
Fashion designer Tory Burch returns to her hometown for the Philadelphia Flower Show.
April 23, 2012
Steven Bessellieu, Tory Burch, and Drew Becher
The Philadelphia International Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is a worldwide attraction that pulls in droves of attendees each spring, but one of its most famous visitors this year was Main Line-born fashion designer and philanthropist Tory Burch. In town for the Flower Show Preview Night Black Tie Gala on March 3, Burch met with Philadelphia Style’s VIP guests during a cocktail hour before the official dinner. Here, she poses in a Christian Dior dress with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president Drew Becher and Flower Show chair Steven Bessellieu, who both played an influential role in the planning of this year’s event.
Cover Party: Melania Trump
Craig and BJ Spencer welcome Melania Trump into the posh Center City Hotel.
February 27, 2012
Craig Spencer, Melania Trump, and BJ Spencer
It isn’t every day that you see the flashing smile of a Trump in the City of Brotherly Love, so it is no surprise that Melania Trump was a huge hit at Philadelphia Style magazine’s holiday soiree and cover party this December. Decked out in holiday sparkle, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia welcomed the courteous host into its chic lounge area filled with some of the city’s most recognized faces. With grace and style, Melania made her rounds through the guests, happily shaking hands and posing for pictures. Among those Philadelphians on whom she made an impression? Socialites and philanthropists Craig and BJ Spencer. Spencer Philadelphia Style celebrated its Holiday 2011 issue with cover star Melania Trump on December 13. The soiree was hosted by The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, which served up a breathtaking spread of fine cheeses and charcuterie followed by to-die-for Parisian macarons and other sweets. Guests sipped on champagne provided by Perrier-Jouët, while Philly’s most recognizable media personalities made the rounds: John Clark, Jennaphr Frederick, Sheinelle Jones, and Howard Eskin were all present. DJ Inga D’Angelo provided music.