May 23, 2018 marks the 33rd 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 tickets/ticket packages, please click the link below.


Meet the Honorees:

Anne D’Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence presented by Jefferson
Meryl Levitz, President & CEO, VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Jane Golden, Founder & Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia and

Joan Myers Brown, Founder & Executive Artistic Director, Philadanco!

Fred Dibona Jr Individual Leadership Award presented by Independence Blue Cross
Regina Canfield // PNC Arts Alive

The PNC Arts Alive Award for Innovation in Honor of Peggy Amsterdam presented by PNC
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Honoree Video 

Creative Economy Award for Distinction in a For-Profit Creative Field presented by J2

Printfresh Honoree Video

Designing Leadership Alumni Award presented by WebLinc
Ellen Owens, Director of Learning Programs, Penn Museum

Ellen Owens Honoree Video

Business + Arts Partnership Award: Large Business with an Arts Organization presented by SEI
Reed Smith LLP + The Village of Arts and Humanities

Reed Smith LLP + The Village of Arts and Humanities Honoree Video

Business on Board Volunteer Leader of the Year Award presented by Fisher Phillips
Jeffrey Holder, Owner, Jeffrey Holder Photography
For board service to InLiquid Art + Design

Volunteer Honorees Video

Technology Connectors Volunteer of the Year Award presented by Comcast NBCUniversal
Ashley Moran, Senior Director of User Experience & Product Management, Comcast NBCUniversal
For volunteer consulting work for The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Volunteer Honorees Video

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Volunteer of the Year Award presented by Saul Ewing LLP
Robert Louis, Managing Member, Saul Ewing LLP
For volunteer legal work for The Whitemarsh Art Center

Volunteer Honorees Video

Business Volunteers for the Arts Volunteer of the Year Award presented by PECO
William H. Haines, IV, Senior Vice President, Director of Client Services, Pennsylvania Trust
For volunteer consulting work with ArtWell

Volunteer Honorees Video

Click here to learn more about our Awards Celebration 2018 Winners.

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