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Always Bet on Youth

Benefit helps fund shelter and counseling for area youth

On May 4, at the Crystal Tea Room, Valley Youth House hosted its 7th Annual “Always Bet on Youth” casino night to benefit homeless and foster youth in Pennsylvania. VYH honored Christopher Heard as their 2017 Young Achiever, Harold Epps as their 2017 Individual Achiever and FS Investments as their 2017 Corporate Achiever. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner and casino games. Winnings were converted to...

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Style Makers Raise Funds for YouthBuild

Saxby’s CEO Nick Bayer, 76ers shooting guard Nik Stauskas, Managing Principal of MSC Retail Douglas Green, along with Shinola president Jacques Panis hosted “Shop With A Purpose” to benefit YouthBuild Philadelphia at the Saxbys headquarters in Center City. Guests enjoyed complimentary drinks and food, as they networked and perused rapidly growing lifestyle brand Shinola’s hand-crafted, luxury products.

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Ultra-Luxury in Historic District

On March 23, Scannapieco Development Corporation celebrated the symbolic completion of its new residential building, 500 Walnut, with a “Topping-Off Ceremony.” Two-thirds of the 26-story building’s 35 units have already sold, including the penthouse for a record $17 million. Mayor Kenney stopped by the event and thanked the new residents for choosing to live in Philadelphia. He went on to explain that although the building has tax abatement status, at the outset, each...

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Sophisticated Madness

Zarwin Baum fundraiser at Crystal Tea Room grows ever more popular

On Thursday, March 16, the 15th annual “Zarwin Baum March Madness” fundraiser took place at the Crystal Tea Room. As teams like Yale, Wichita State and Villanova advanced in this year’s NCAA Tournament, the Philadelphia law firm and more than 2,000 guests watched the first day of the tourney while raising over $35,000 for Philabundance. Guests dined on Philly pretzels, cheese steaks...

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Following C.J. Walker’s Example

Women’s group focuses on empowerment

On Saturday, March 11, at the Sheraton Downtown, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women presented their annual “Madam C.J. Walker Luncheon and Economic Empowerment Seminar.” Women gathered to network, shop and enjoy a luncheon in order to promote their mission of scholarship, advocacy and leadership for black women and girls in the community.

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