Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

5:30 pm:  Registration and light refreshments
6:00 pm:  Awards Program and Keynote
7:00 pm:  Networking Reception to follow Awards Program
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Cassandra Romanowski 
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania 

The 20th Annual Commonwealth Awards

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks,

Bethlehem, PA

December 6, 2018


$5000     Platinum Sponsor
$2500     Gold Sponsor
$1500     Silver Sponsor
$1000     Bronze Sponsor
$500       Friend of Pennsylvania
$250       Patron
$50         Event Ticket


Sponsorships and gifts of $250 and above will be recognized
in the event program if received by November 29, 2018. 

Join our Sponsors and sponsor our event.

10,000 Friends will celebrate the transformational impact of visionary individuals and organizations working collaboratively and courageously to employ long term investment strategies for redevelopment. The Bethlehem story sends a message of inspiration to other Pennsylvania cities that public / private partnerships can drive sustainable change. 

Bethlehem has benefited from the foresight of many civic and business leaders, dating back to the historic 1959 six-month steel strike. There is a spirit of grit and resilience underlying the city’s redevelopment.  Growth and revitalization are apparent throughout the City, but none more so than in the soaring glory of the SteelStacks campus.

We are honored to present the 2018 Commonwealth Awards to these stellar individuals and catalytic projects that led the way to change in the City of Bethlehem:

Jeff Parks, Founder of ArtsQuest
Joanne Denworth Founder’s Award

Mike Perrucci, Cofounder and Partner of Peron Development
Louis J. Appell Leadership Award

Tony Hanna, Director of Redevelopment Authority for the City of Bethlehem
Public Sector Excellence Award

John Callahan, Former Mayor of Bethlehem
Mark Schneider Friend of PA Award

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors


10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is a registered 501(c)3 organization. The official registration and financial information of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.