May 23, 2017 marks the 32nd annual Arts + Business Council Awards Celebration, a major moment for milestones. Together with you, our “Partners in Imagination,” we’ll be honoring the exceptional leaders, innovators, partnerships and volunteers below, who work to make our region culturally vibrant and economically strong. To purchase ticket packages and individual tickets, please click here.

So, without further ado, here are the 2017 Awards Celebration Winners:

Anne D’Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence
Kevin Hart, American actor, comedian, writer and producer

G. Fred Dibona Jr Individual Leadership Award
Keith L. + Katherine Sachs

The PNC Arts Alive Award for Innovation in Honor of Peggy Amsterdam
Mural Arts Philadelphia’s 47 Stories

Creative Economy Award for Distinction in a For-Profit Creative Field
Bluecadet’s Josh Goldblum

Designing Leadership Alumni Award
John Orr, Executive Director, Art-Reach

Business + Arts Partnership Award: Large Business with an Arts Organization
Taller Puertorriqueno + PECO

Business on Board Volunteer Leader of the Year Award
Edmond Ghisu, Associate General Counsel and Chief Investment Counsel, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For board service to Rock to the Future

Technology Connectors Volunteer of the Year Award
Brendan McGeehan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Business Intelligence, Comcast + Jacob Field, Procurement Operations Associate, Accenture
For volunteer consulting work for Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Volunteer of the Year Award
Sekou Campbell, Managing Member, Law Offices of Sekou Campbell, PLLC
For work with Individual Artist Rashida Holmes

Business Volunteers for the Arts Volunteer of the Year Award
Christine Ostrowski, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, School District of Philadelphia
For volunteer consulting work with Rock to the Future

Stay tuned for more information on our incredible honorees, and make sure you join us on May 23rd for a night dedicated to the wonders of creativity, collaboration, and community! Come for the awards, and stay to mix with fellow business, legal, technology, and creative professionals. We can’t wait to honor this year’s winners!

Get excited for this year’s Awards Celebration by taking a look back at last year’s winners:

Title Sponsor:

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Award Sponsors:

Comcast Logo   Fisher Phillips Logo    Independence Blue Cross Logo

Thomas Jefferson University Logo    KPMG Logo    PECO Logo

    PNC Arts Alive Logo    PwC Logo    Safeguard Scientifics Logo

Saul Ewing Logo

Print Sponsor:

CRW Graphics Logo

Award Art Sponsor:

Bank of America Logo

Bar Sponsor:

Design Sponsor:


Arts Education Sponsor:

EY Logo

Corporate Engagement Sponsor:


Visionary Sponsors:


Leadership Sponsors:


Arts + Culture Partners:


A Council of:

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Logo