Grand Opening Gala of the Robert and Penny Fox Tower at The Wistar Institute

Grand Opening Gala of the Robert and Penny Fox Tower at The Wistar Institute

Grand Opening Gala of the Robert and Penny Fox Tower at The Wistar Institute

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Grand Opening Gala for the Robert and Penny Fox Tower at the Wistar Institute.

We are proud to report that the sold-out gala grossed more than $644,000, to support the Building Wistar, Changing the World capital campaign. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view a gallery of photos from the event.

 Friday, September 12, 2014

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Celebration Program with Master of Ceremonies Coach Dick Vermeil
8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment

Gala Steering Committee

Adele K. Schaeffer (Chair)
Ira Brind
Ronald L. Caplan
Eleanor L. Davis
Brian H. Dovey
Robert A. Fox
Richard M. Horowitz
Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.
H. Lewis Klein
Susan S. McDonald, Ph.D.
Maida R. Milone
Helen P. Pudlin, Esq.
Samuel V. Rhoads
Edward J. Ryan
Milton S. "Tony" Schneider
Lynsie Solomon
Fran Tobin
Daniel Wheeler

Gala Sponsors

Transformative Leaders

Ellen & Ronald Caplan
The Fox Family
Dick & Carol Vermeil

Global Leaders

Doug & Penny Briggs
Alan & Jill Miller
Tobin Family Foundation

Horizon Leaders

Perry Lerner & Lenni Steiner
Albert Ominsky & Paula Dresinin

Spruce Street Leaders

Lee Berg
Nancy & Robert S. Blank


Joe & Jane Goldblum
Donald & Ingrid Graham
Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg
Ruth & Richard Horowitz
Dr. Herbert Kean & Hon. Joyce Kean
The Musser Foundation


Helen & David Pudlin

Seymore Rubin
Adele & Harold Schaeffer


Pam & Tony Schneider
David & Judy Wachs

Gold Sponsors

Nina & Billy Albert
The Arthur Jackson Co.
Mr. & Mrs. John K. Binswanger
Ira Brind & Stacey Spector
Colonial Consulting, LLC
Sandy & Steve Cozen
John & Rosemary Diederich
Dougherty Electric
Eli Lilly and Company
Steven C. Graham, Graham Partners, Inc.
Peter & Janie Gross
Lynne & Harold Honickman
Russel & Jane Kaufman
Jane & Leonard Korman
Susanna Lachs & Dean Adler
Abraham & Andrea Morris
Mr. & Mrs. William Rhoads
Paul & Sharon Schmitt
Willis of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

Marta & Robert Adelson
John A. Fry & Mark L. Greenberg, Drexel University
Jennifer Mendel & Fred Fox
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
Miriam & Seymore Mandell
Susan & Graham McDonald
NAXION
Harriet & Larry Weiss

Collaborators

Liz & David Anderson
Mary Bak
Win & Ellen Churchill
David L. & Rhonda Cohen
Suzanne & Norman Cohn
Connelly Foundation
Joanne & Donnie Davidow
Hal & Eleanor Davis
Joe & Mary Fenkel
Firstrust Bank
Fisher Scientific
Linda Frankel
Lois & Dick Frieder
William & Sandra Friel
L. Patrick & Irina Gage
Stan & Arlene Ginsburg
Bruce & Judi Goodman
Eden Graber
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
John G. Harkins, Jr.
L. Harvey Hewit
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia
The Hon. Harris Hollin & Sande Hollin
Holt Logistics Corp.
Stephen & Dorothy Izzi
Stephen & Suzanne Jacobs
Janet Kardon
Leroy E. Kean
Susan & Leonard Klehr
Elaine Levitt
Robert & Rochelle Levy
Kathleen & Jim Lynch
Charles & Karyn Murray
Suzanne & Ronald Naples
Henry & Cathy Nassau
Zoe & Dean Pappas
Karen & Art Pappas
Mr. & Mrs. Seymore Preston
Vincent & Annette Price
Louise & Alan Reed
Claire Reichlin & Walter Cohen
William J. Reulbach
Elsa Rhoads
Bob & Caro Rock
Dr. Harry Rosenthal
Irene & Fred Shabel
Elaine Shapiro & Family
Mrs. Edward Sickles
Marjorie & Howard Silverman
Evan & Lynsie Solomon
Judith Soltz & Richard Belas
Doris Taxin & Jack Stievelman
Timothy Turnham, Ph.D.
University City Science Center
University of the Sciences
Joanne & Raymond Welsh
James Wistar & Patty Smith