2020 Philadelphia World Heritage City Celebration



If you missed our 5th Annual World Heritage City Celebration, you can view it below. 



In light of the pandemic crisis and to ensure the safety of our donors and supporters,
Global Philadelphia Association hosted its World Heritage City Celebration virtually this past September 10th. 

This year’s World Heritage City Celebration commemorated 5 years of the World Heritage City Project and ten years as a non-profit for the Global Philadelphia Association. The Celebration was an occasion to invest in the implementation of the World Heritage City Strategic Plan, which is the driving funding source to keep the project moving forward. We highlighted the incredible work and partnerships that have helped to showcase Philadelphia's global impact:

  • Educating hundreds of kids through free and low-cost resources
  • Launched a first-of-its-kind Philadelphia National Historic Landmark map
  • Hosting the biennial GlobalPhillyTM Expo to showcase the international activity of our residents
  • Appointment of Mayor Kenney to the Board of the Organization of World Heritage Cities




The Global Philadelphia Association had the honor and pleasure of recognizing guest
world-class Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin from the Philadelphia Orchestra,
for his outstanding contributions to our global community.

Among the leaders that joined GPA for this special evening were: 



Celebration Co-Hosts

  • William R. Sasso, Chairman, Stradley Ronon
  • La-Toya Hackney, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Saint-Gobain North America

Tribute Committee

  • Nina Ahmad and Ahsan Nasratullah
  • Hilda Bacon, Temple Fox School of Business
  • Ann and David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania
  • Karin Copeland and Skip Massengill, CreateXChange
  • Hai-Lung Dai, Temple University
  • Alexandra M. and Michael L. Detweiler Esq.,
    Marshall Dennehey
  • Danielle DiLeo Kim, Philadelphia250
  • Father Peter Donohue, Villanova University
  • Diane Penneys Edelman, Villanova Univ.
    Charles Widger School of Law
  • Anne and Barry Eiswerth, Global Philadelphia Assoc.
  • Carol "Rollie" Flynn, Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • Tammie and Ken Fulmer, Urban Engineers
  • Susan and Edward Gerrity, Gerrity Insurance Agency
  • Councilman Derek Green, City of Philadelphia
  • Jonathan Grode, Green and Spiegel LLC
  • Anuj Gupta
  • Steve Highsmith, Cabrini University
  • David Hyman, Kleinbard LLC
  • Losenge and Osagie Imasogie, PIPV Capital
  • Dean Amid Ismail, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple
  • Alan Jacobson, J2 Design
  • Jabari Jones, W. Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative
  • Paul Kotrotsios, Hellenic News of America
  • Jazmin and David Kron, Wells Fargo
  • David Lipson, Philadelphia Magazine
  • Jonathan Lovitz and Steve Sosna,
    Natl. LGBT Chamber of Commerce 
  • Janice and Joseph Marini, Drexel University
  • Karen and Robert J. McNeill, Deloitte LLP
  • Abby Melone, Capital Analytics
  • Anne Bovaird Nevins, PIDC Philadelphia
  • Pat and David Nogar, Living with Pat Nogar
  • Diana Regan, Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie
  • Edward G. Rendell
  • Jennifer Lynn and Walter Robinson Jr.,
    Purposeful Networking
  • Marilyn Russell, 98.1 WOGL
  • Dianne Semingson, DLS International
  • Susan and John Smith, Global Philadelphia Assoc.
  • Blane Stoddart, BFW Group
  • Councilman Mark Squilla, City of Philadelphia
  • Matías Tarnolpolsky, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Evan Urbania, ChatterBlast
  • Daisy Van Hoof Mertens, Flemish in the World
  • Leslie Ann Miller and Richard B. Worley 
  • Chikezie Wood, MIAX Exchange Group
  • Linda and Harold Yaffe, Global Philadelphia Assoc.
  • Joe and Rob Zuritsky, Parkway Corporation














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