Arts + Business Council Awards Celebration

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Registration is now closed.  Walk-ins will be accepted at the event and payment can be made by cash, credit card, or check.  Thank you.

Join over 600 attendees from the business, legal, technology and creative communities at the 33rd Arts + Business Council Awards Celebration. Each year, the Arts + Business Council honors exceptional volunteerism, leadership and innovation within the creative community, distinction in the for-profit creative sector, and unique partnerships formed between the business and arts communities. Purchase tickets below or learn more about the event and honorees at:


Anne d'Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence
Joan Myers Brown, Founder & Executive Artistic Director, Philadanco!
Jane Golden, Founder & Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia
Meryl Levitz, President & CEO, Visit Philadelphia

G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Individual Leadership Award
PNC Arts Alive + Regina Canfield

Business + Arts Partnership Award
Reed Smith LLP + The Village of Arts and Humanities

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

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

Designing Leadership Award
Ellen Owens, Director of Learning Programs, Penn Museum

Business On Board Volunteer Leader of the Year
Jeffrey Holder, Jeffrey Holder Photography
For board service with InLiquid Art + Design

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

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Volunteers of the Year
Robert Louis, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
For work with The Whitemarsh Art Center

Technology Connectors Volunteer of the Year
Ashley Moran, Senior Director of Product and Experience Design, Comcast
For volunteer consulting work for The Kimmel Center

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