2021 Philadelphia World Heritage City Celebration




6th Annual World Heritage City Celebration

September 9, 2021


 GPA celebrated Philadelphia’s World Heritage City designation with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres
and an an exclusive virtual fireside chat with our 2021 honoree, Andrea Mitchell this past September. 


World Heritage Celebration Highlight Reel



If you missed the event, you can view it below.

View Event Photos

Virtual Fireside Chat Photos





Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
and Chief Washington Correspondent; Host, MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”


Kristen Welker, co-anchor of “Weekend Today” co-anchor of “Weekend TODAY,”
NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and virtual fireside chat moderator



World Heritage City Celebration Co-Chairs

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake
President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Vice President of Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross 

Alan Greenberger
Department Head and Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism Westphal College, Drexel University


 Future Generation Co-Chairs

Layla El Tannir
Director of Business Development, Reading Terminal Market

Divy Agnihotri
J.D., Class of 2021
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law


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.



Celebration Committee Members

David Boardman, Klein School at Temple University
Ann and David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania
Neel Daphtary and Heather Meluskey
Rafael A. Porrata-Doria, Jr. and Christie Porrata-Doria
Anne and Barry Eiswerth
Tammie and Ken Fulmer, Urban Engineers
Josh Greenberg, Capital Analytics
John L. Jackson Jr., Annenberg School for Communication, UPenn
Jabari Jones, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative
Janet Klein
Jazmin and David Kron, Wells Fargo Financial Associates
Kelly Lee, City of Philadelphia
Richard Lee and Jeffrey Plourde, Media Copy/Goody-Guru
Jonathan Lovitz and Steve Sosna
Karen and Rob McNeill, Deloitte
Michael Newmuis, Visit Philadelphia
Pat and David Nogar, Living Well with Pat Nogar
Ira and Leslie Richards, SEPTA
Trudy Rubin, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jim Scherrer, Compuseum, Inc.
John and Susan Smith
Evan Urbania, ChatterBlast
Daisy Van den Hooff, Flemish in the World
Wendy Verna, Octo Design Group
Harold and Linda Yaffe 



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World Heritage Sponsors


 Heritage Sponsors

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