2022 Philadelphia World Heritage City Celebration




If you were unable to attend the World Heritage City Celebration,

please take a look at the highlight video below. 


GPA celebrated Philadelphia's World Heritage City designation at 6 pm on September 8th

with cocktails and dinner at the Crystal Tea Room with our 2022 honoree, Ali Velshi. 

To view photos from the celebration, please visit Global Philadelphia's Flickr



Ali Velshi

MSNBC anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC


Funds raised help Global Philadelphia Association continue its work on the World Heritage City Project and
its four critical initiatives of the GPA mission: education, preservation, building awareness and extending our global reach.



 This year, the Global Philadelphia Association supported our World Heritage Partners in Ukraine, home to seven World Heritage Sites. We pledged to support the World Heritage City of Lviv by donating 10% of net proceeds from the 2022 World Heritage City Celebration.


To watch a video from the Mayor of Lviv, Andriy Ivanovych Sadovyi, please click here



Tiffany Tavarez, SVP, Technology Diverse Segments, Representation & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

Osagie Imasogie, Senior Managing Partner, PIPV Capital


Toyin Ogunfolaju, Infrastructure and Social-Economic Inclusion (SEI) Leader, Jacobs

Samar Jha, Government Affairs Director, AARP




  • Sapna Bhatla, 2nd Spark Consulting
  • Ann and David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania
  • Neel Daphtary and Heather Meluskey, ChemTech
  • Anne and Barry Eiswerth
  • Tammie and Ken Fulmer, Urban Engineers
  • Brian Gould, vybe urgent care
  • Josh Greenberg, Capital Analytics
  • Florence Torson-Hart, US Ghana Chamber of Commerce
  • Mrs. George I. Jablokov
  • Jabari Jones, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative
  • Jazmin and David Kron, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors
  • Kelly Lee, City of Philadelphia
  • Richard Lee and Jeffrey Plourde, Media Copy/Goody-Guru







  • Jonathan Lovitz and Steve Sosna
  • Matthew McGovern, University Lodge No. 51 F. & A.M. of Pennsylvania
  • Karen and Rob McNeill, Deloitte
  • Rogelio Miñana, Drexel University
  • Eliz Nestorov, President, US Bulgarian Chamber in America
  • Michael Newmuis, Visit Philadelphia
  • Christine Pfister, Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Philadelphia
  • Yuriy Porytko, VETMOTO.org
  • Emily Qing Hui Wang, Century 21
  • John and Susan Smith
  • Evan Urbania, ChatterBlast
  • Harold and Linda Yaffe