Arts & Business Council Awards Celebration

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

We're celebrating our 32nd year of honoring exceptional volunteerism, leadership and innovation within the arts and cultural community, distinction in the for-profit creative sector, and unique partnerships formed between the business and arts communities.

Arts + Business Council events attract a diverse community of attendees; Awards Celebration 2016 is expected to attract over 600 attendees from the business, legal, technology and creative communities. Purchase tickets below or learn more about the event and honorees at:


Visionary Level Sponsor**
8 Individual Business Tickets
2 Corporate-Sponsored Arts Tickets
1/2 page ad in Program Book
Company logo will appear on the ‘Event
Sponsors’ page in the Awards section of ABC website:

Company name will appear as a Visionary Sponsor in the following places:
Program Book
Printed Invitation
Prominently on day-of Signage

Leadership Level Sponsor**
4 Individual Business Tickets
1 Corporate-Sponsored Arts Ticket
1/4 page ad in Program Book
Company logo will appear on the ‘Event
Sponsors’ page in the Awards section of ABC website:

Company name will appear as a Leadership Sponsor in the following places:
Program Book
Printed Invitation
Day-of Signage

Arts + Culture Partner Package
Table space for marketing materials at entrance to Award Celebration (1 to 2 brochure sized marketing pieces)
Half-page ad in Award Celebration program book
Logo Recognition as Arts + Culture Partner in program book
Logo recognition on the Arts & Business Council website as an Arts + Culture Partner
2 individual arts tickets

**Confirm Visionary or Leadership Package by March 10 and have your company name printed on the invitation.

Questions? Contact Ari Kushner at 215.790.3606 or


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

Business + Arts Partnership Award
Taller Puertorriqueno + PECO

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

Creative Economy Award for Distinction in a For-Profit Creative Field
Bluecadet Interactive

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

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

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

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

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

This Event is Closed


The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs/events are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises or virtual program/event without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Anti-Harassment Policy:
Chamber is committed to providing a harassment-free and inclusive experience for everyone at our events, and all events hosted in The Chamber’s facilities. We will not tolerate harassment of participants or Chamber staff in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.

Health & Safety Policy:
The Chamber will take precautions to ensure the health & safety of our guests, abiding guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local laws. By attending, guests assume the risk related to possible exposure. Those who are sick, suspect they have or had COVID, should not attend.

Program Link:
For virtual programs, links are sent to pre-registered guests 24 hours prior to program/event via an Outlook calendar invitation.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary and payment is required upon registration. Walk-ins are not guaranteed entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made with at least 24-hour notice.

Ticket/Seating Policy:
Tickets are held at the door under company name. Reserved seating for tables purchases only.


Contact Antonia Quagliariello Timberg at


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