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Apr 06, 2016
5:30 PM




The most talked about and exciting black-tie gala in our region is about to stage a return!

PIFA 2016 Gala is Chaired by
Alfred P. West, Founder, Chairman and CEO of SEI
Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair of Morgan Lewis and Bockius 

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening featuring Grammy Award-winning singer Rhiannon Giddens live in Verizon Hall! For her final number, Giddens will be joined by French performance troupe Compagnie des Quidams, who will perform their unique show FierS à Cheval, or “Proud Horse” – an interactive show with a fantastical group of inflatable horse puppets! After the performance, enjoy dessert and dancing in the Plaza with Antibalas, the 12-piece ensemble credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

5:30 pm – Cocktail Reception, generously hosted by M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust
6:30 pm – Dinner & Installation Unveiling of Kinetic Tree, the PIFA Plaza Installation
8:00 pm – Concert Performance Rhiannon Giddens
9:00 pm – Dessert and Dancing

Rhinannon Giddens


Compagnie des Quidams (FierS à Cheval)

Elegant dinner followed by an amazing concert, premiere performance and unveiling of the PIFA Plaza Installation, and other surprises.

Sponsorship Options

$50,000 + Sponsor | Diamond
$25,000 Sponsor | Emerald
$10,000 Table | Sapphire
$5,000 Package | Ruby
$1,000 Single | Topaz

For more information contact Hannah Lermitte at

Special thank you to our generous PIFA 2016 Gala Sponsors:

Cocktail Reception Sponsor



 Diamond Sponsors



 Emerald Sponsors

Sapphire Sponsors
Deloitte LLP
Carl and Roberta Dranoff
George Family Foundation
Graham Company
David Haas
Honickman Charitable Foundation
The Mazurek Law Firm
ML Women
Public Financial Management
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
Universal Health Services, Inc.
Wells Fargo
Janine and Jeffery Yass

Ruby Sponsors
Bill Avery
Judith Broudy
Context Capital Partners
Cozen O’Connor
Cross Properties
Crystal & Company
Emilio Gravagno and Carol Haas Gravagno
Hess Foundation, Inc.
Kieran Timberlake
Sandra and David Marshall
Louise and Alan Reed
Marjorie O. Rendell
Lyn Ross

List complete as of March 14, 2016. Additional Gala sponsorship opportunities exist. For more information, call 215.670.2386

Gala Co-Chairs

Alfred P. West, Jr. & Jami Wintz McKeon

PIFA Gala Co-Chairs:

Jami Wintz McKeon
Alfred P. West, Jr.


Click here to read a message from Gala Co-Chairs, Jami Wintz McKeon and Al West. Co-Chair Letter

PIFA Gala Committee:

Emmeline P. Abella, MD
Michael E. Adler, Esq.
Marc Brownstein
Amanda M. Bruno
Nicole Cashman
Christina M. Kerrigan
Caryn Taylor-Lucia
Patricia Thomas LaRoche
Angela Parsons
Julia Rafferty
Gregory S. Redden
Matt Weko
Christina Wong

Honorary Gala Committee:

Toni Garrison
Sandra Marshall
Despina Page
Louise Reed
Carole Shanis

PIFA Committee Co-Chairs:

Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell
Ron Biscardi

PIFA Committee:

Katherine Crothall
Michael DiPiano
Frances Graham
Jane Hollingsworth
Melanie Johnson
Brook J. Lenfest
Carole Shanis
Matt Weko

Past PIFA Galas:

Artwork commissioned for PIFA 2011 included the 80-foot tall Eiffel Tower and hot air balloon centerpieces for the Gala, celebrating the theme of Paris, France 1900 – 1910.


 “Time Travel Clocks” depict the 2013 PIFA theme of Time Travel.  

Audiences were completely mesmerized by the highly entertaining performance: “Earth Harp” PIFA 2013. 



Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


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