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On December 7, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) will hold a ceremony presenting a $12,238 donation to the World Heritage City of Lviv. Ten percent of proceeds collected to date from GPA’s annual World Heritage City Celebration (WHCC) make up the donation.
December 8, 2022
By Zola Mennis On November 17, Global Philadelphia Association unveiled their mural for Sustainable Development Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation created by artist Miriam Singer. Sponsored by the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, the mural has been placed outside of the Academy on the 19th Street Wall for public viewing over the next three years. 
December 2, 2022
Global Philadelphia had the opportunity to speak with Judith von Seldeneck, who is being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Globy Awards. She is the Founder and Chair of Diversified Search Group, one of the top ten executive search firms in the nation.
November 28, 2022
By Andrew Beers The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, or GPHCC, has focused on supporting Hispanic businesses and professionals in the greater Philadelphia region since its establishment in 1990. GPHCC provides Latinx entrepreneurs resources, education, and opportunities that allow their businesses to grow and thrive. In 2016, Jennifer Rodriguez was instated as the new President and CEO of GPHCC, and she has been continuing the Chamber’s mission through her efforts with the organization. 
November 22, 2022
PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today announced that Philadelphia’s Director of the Office of Sustainability Christine Knapp will leave City government at the end of August. Knapp has served as Director since January 2016, leading the City’s sustainability and climate action work. She previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Philadelphia Water Department beginning in September 2012. 
November 21, 2022
By Peter Crimmins The ceremonial groundbreaking for a new museum dedicated to the work of Alexander Calder was thwarted on Tuesday by the Philadelphia Water Department, which dominated the lot at 21st and the Parkway with an enormous blue water main pipe waiting to go into the ground. The Water Department has to reroute the water main to make way for the new museum, which will be largely underground.
November 21, 2022
David Seltzer is the Heritage Leadership award recipient for this year's Globy Awards!
November 16, 2022
By Andrew Beers Opened in 1874, the Philadelphia Zoo has been an industry leader in conservation and innovation for zoos around the world. For over 160 years, the Zoo has provided visitors with memorable experiences through their groundbreaking exhibits and inventive programming.
November 14, 2022