Inaugural Honoree

Joanne Denworth Founders Award


Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Jack Machek 
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania 


The Commonwealth Awards 

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Please join 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for the 2016 Commonwealth Awards. This year we celebrate three Philadelphia institutions and the dynamic impact they – and their many development partners – are having on the region.   This year’s event showcases the transformational impact institutions can have through creative public-private partnerships and strategic investment in placemaking projects that exemplify land use excellence.

10,000 Friends is pleased to present its highest honors, including the inaugural Joanne Denworth Founders Award for Institutional Excellence to Drexel University. Accepting on behalf of Drexel and giving the Keynote address will be President John A. Fry.  SEPTA will receive the 10,000 Friends Community Transportation Excellence Award and the Philadelphia Water Department will receive the 10,000 Friends Public Infrastructure Excellence Award.


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BLT Architects                                             Cushman & Wakefield
Inter-Mission LLC                                        Portfolio Associates
Reed Smith                                                   Urban Engineers
Wesex Corporation
L. Bert Cossaboon                                      Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Drogaris Company                                      JMT Architects
Kenneth L. & Eve Biskind Klothen            Looney Ricks Kiss
Jack Machek                                                Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
 McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC                 PA Housing Finance Agency
PenTrans                                                     Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Comm.
Port Authority of Alleg. County                 Larry Segal                                                  
David Thun                                                  Traffic Planning & Design
White & Williams LLP                                  
Arcadia Land Company                              Caren Glotfelty
Gail & Peter Hearn                                       Jacobson Strategic Communications
Tri-State Capital Bank                                 Turner Construction
Thomas B. Hagen

About 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Board of Directors
Caroline E. Boyce, CAE, Board Chair, Inter-Mission LLC
L. Bert Cossaboon, Board Vice Chair, McCormick Taylor
Christophe Terlizzi, Board Treasurer,  KeyCorp
Honorable C. Kim Bracey, Mayor, City of York
John Callahan, Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader LLC
Charles Courtney, Esq., McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Leslie Gromis Baker, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Edward LeClear, Borough of State College
Tim McNulty, Carnegie Mellon University
Larry Segal, Impact Pennsylvania Strategies, LLC
David Thun, Groundswell

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide and regional voice for creating great places to live and work. Founded in 1998, we advocate for policies and investments that build and sustain walkable, healthy communities for all Pennsylvanians. As a recognized authority on responsible land use, we partner with and provide technical assistance to government officials, non-profit organizations and the private sector on development and policy solutions that protect the natural and built environments, strengthen local economies, provide access to economic opportunity for all, and improve community health and quality of life in our state’s diverse cities, towns, older suburbs, and rural communities.