Young Friends Winter Gala The Cause: The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art—an organization that supports acquisitions, education, conservation, and special projects at the museum—hosts a black-tie affair for the opening of “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910.” The Details: Saturday, March 1, at 8 pm at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-235-7469
Phillies Charities 5K The Cause: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents its annual gala, which raises money for CF research and patient care while honoring the recipients of the Philadelphia BreNow in its fourth year, the Philadelphia Phillies’ annual five-kilometer run raises money for the many organizations throughout the area that are supported by Phillies Charities, the team’s philanthropic arm. The Details: Saturday, March 22, at 9 am at Citizens Bank Park. 1 Citizens Bank Way
Donors Are Heroes The Party The Cause: Donors Are Heroes holds its annual evening of dinner and dancing to raise funds for The Gift of Life Donor Program. The event also helps to increase public awareness about the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor and to dispel the myths surrounding the process. The Details: Friday, April 4, at 8 pm at the Four Seasons Hotel. One Logan Square, 215-557-8090
Hot Chocolate 15/5K The Cause: RAM Racing presents these entertaining runs each year to raise money to support its charities. This year the beneficiary is Philadelphia’s Ronald McDonald House, which provides a comforting community for families of seriously ill children. The Details: Sunday, April 6, at 7:15 am at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner The Cause: This annual black-tie event celebrates the outstanding achievements of individuals working in science and technology. All proceeds benefit The Franklin Institute, whose mission includes making science accessible and engaging for the nearly 250,000 school children who visit each year. The Details: Thursday, April 24, at 6 pm at The Franklin Institute. 222 N. 20th St., 215-448-1200