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May 31, 2018
6:00 PM

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2018 PIFA Gala tickets are no longer available for online purchase.

If you would like to purchase PIFA Gala tickets, please call 215.670.2386.


The most talked about and exciting black-tie gala in our region is about to stage a return.

2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Gala is Co-Chaired by
David L. Cohen - Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell - Former Governor of Pennsylvania

The biennial Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) begins with a spectacular Gala, which has become a must-attend staple on Philadelphia’s social calendar. This fundraising Gala allows the Kimmel Center to continue the tradition of celebrating artists in our region and bringing unprecedented international artistry to Philadelphia. Proceeds from the PIFA Gala support PIFA, as well as the Kimmel Center’s vital, year-round, free arts education programs for k-12 youth and free community programming to a broad and diverse audience in our city. We hope you’ll join us for a memorable evening, unique performances, and the opportunity to connect with community and business leaders.


Thursday, May 31, 2018
6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception, Hosted by M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust
7:00 pm – Dinner and Dessert, Catered by Garces Events
9:00 pm – Concert Performance, An irresistible musical event featuring Toshi Reagon & special guests  

Sponsorship and Ticket Options
$50,000 + Sponsor | Diamond
$25,000 Sponsor | Emerald
$10,000 Table | Sapphire
$5,000 Package | Ruby
$1,000 Single | Topaz

Attire: Creative Black Tie

For event information and to reserve tickets, please contact Hannah Lermitte at 215.670.2386.

For sponsorship and corporate leadership opportunities, please contact Joan Roebuck-Carter at 215.790.5829. 

With great appreciation for our generous 2018 PIFA Gala Sponsors:

Cocktail Reception sponsored by


Gala Sponsors:

Bank of America
CRW Graphics, PIFA Gala Print Sponsor
Morgan Lewis
The Snider Foundation, in honor of the late Ed Snider

Sapphire Sponsors
Canada Dry Delaware Valley Bottling Company
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dr. Robert Corrato and Mrs. Donna Corrato
Dranoff Properties
Duane Morris LLP
Garces Events
The Graham Company
The Honickman Family
Independence Blue Cross
Maguire Foundation
Jason Morgan and Jessie Gatof
Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages, LTD. 
PFM Group
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
The Honorable Marjorie Rendell
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
Marcia and Ron Rubin
Stradley Ronon
TD Wealth Management
World Wide Technology
Janine and Jeffrey Yass

Ruby Sponsors
Madeline and Ed Apollo
Teresa and Lenny Bazemore
Joanne M. Berwind
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Judith Broudy and Eli Packman
Cashman & Associates
Cozen O’Connor
The George Family Foundation
Carole Haas Gravagno
David Haas
The Harman Group
Debbie and Kurt Hilzinger
David and Patricia Holveck
Keystone Property Group
H.F. “Gerry” and Marguerite Lenfest
Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation
Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Philadelphia Style Magazine
Louise and Alan Reed
Sabre Systems, Inc.
Anne Faulkner Schoemaker
Carole P. Shanis
Stevens & Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Thorne
Laura and Richard Vague
Laurie Wagman
Rev. Dr. Alyn and Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller
Penelope and Thomas Watkins
Wojdak Government Relations
Zisman Family Foundation

2018 PIFA Gala Co-Chairs
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell and David L. Cohen, Esq.

2018 PIFA Gala Committee

Teresa Bryce Bazemore
Joanne Berwind
Arthur and Janice Block
Mariska Bogle
Amanda M. Bruno
Robin Casale Meterchick
Brian and Sherry Effron
Marjorie Honickman
Leon and Fran Levy
Jason Morgan and Jessie Gatof
Patrick Oates and Evelyn Sample-Oates
Louise H. Reed
Beka Rendell
Marcy Rost
Carole P. Shanis
Caryn Taylor-Lucia
Laurie Wagman
Ellyn Waller
Tony G. Werner

Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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