Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) - Legal Services to Help Break the Cycle of Poverty and Homelessness in Philadelphia
HAP held its 25th Anniversary Benefit on April 9, 2015. The benefit raised over $300,000 from sponsorship, individual donations and silent auction contributions. All proceeds directly benefit HAP’s legal service programs. 350 guests were in attendance.
Photo: Marsha Cohen, HAP Executive Director and Carol Nelson Shepherd, HAP Board President
Marsha Cohen, HAP Executive Director and Carol Nelson Shepherd, HAP Board President

Annual Benefit

HAP would like to thank the following sponsors of its 25th Anniversary Benefit:

PRESENTERS

PEARL: Lexis Nexis, Anapol Schwartz, Buchanan Ingersoll, DLA Piper, Feldman Shepherd, Jack Foltz, Hangley Aronchick, Pepper Hamilton, Reliable Companies, Whole Foods

SILVER: Dilworth Paxson, Charles & Courtney Ercole, Christopher C. Fallon, Jr., Gibbons, Golomb & Honik, Hogan Lovells, Klehr Harrison, Lori Lasher, Margolis Edelstein, Montgomery McCracken, Reger Rizzo & Darnall, Reilly Janiczek, Nancy Rogers, Madeline Sherry & Frank Devine, Soloman Law, Tom & Julie Wamser

BRONZE: Akin Gump, Beneficial Bank, Jon Cochran, Cohen Seglias, Compliance Discovery Solutions, Duane Morris, Ethan Fogel, Steve Harvey Law, Independence Blue Cross, Independence Foundation, JAMS, Kline & Specter, Lawrence Kotler, Charisse Lillie, Michael LiPuma & Alexandra Morigi, Littler Mendelson, Marshall Dennehey, Martin Law, Gerald McHugh, Momjian Anderer, Margaret A. Morris, Obermayer Rebman, Jeffrey & Joy Palazzese, Panitch Schwarze, Pep Boys, Philadelphia Bar Association, PNC, Precise, Project Home, Karen Rooney, Schnader Harrison, Carol Nelson Shepherd, Nancy Smith, Blaine Stanley, Subaru

In-Kind Contributors: Ballard Spahr, Cozen O’Connor, Dechert, Feldman Shepherd, Fox Rothschild, Greg Kleiber, Lexis Nexis, Michael LiPuma, Jeff Palazzese, PECO/Exelon, Pepper Hamilton, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Philadelphia School District’s Fresh Artists, Pictures by Todd, Project Home, Reed Smith, Reliable Companies, Saul Ewing, Schnader Harrison

Other Supporters: Sara Brandes, James Broussard, Norman Cohen, Lynn Collins, Gay Chacker & Mittin, Levan Fishbein, Marks O’Neill, Tanya Rambert, Meredith Seigle, USI Affinity, Sam Warshawer

David Berg, Judith Bernstein-Baker, Stephen Blum, Claude Boni Real Estate, Paul Boni, Sherry Brutsch, Don Brown, Lisa Brown, Lynne Brown, Frank Cervone, Michele Cohen, Jason Conn, Leonora Cravotta, James & Sheila DeCrescenzo, Stacy Dutton, Bradley Fenton, Felicia Garnett, Natalie & Jay Goldberg, Jeffrey Jacobs, Harrison Lee, Geri Lincoln, Keith & Ann Martin, Mark McCabe, Eric Meyer, Pond Lehocky, Robin Quartin, Julie Reinhard, Eugene & Sherna Schloss, Robert Schwartz, Carroll Shepherd, Daniel & Judith Sherry, Soloff & Zervanos, Maggie Suender, John Suria, Andrew Topping, Sharon Webber & Hillel Hoffman, Joan & Murray Weingrad, Zimalong

Silent Auction Donors: 1812 Productions, 21M Salon, Academy of Vocal Arts, Ambler Theater, Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Arden Theater Company, Audrey Claire, Balance Health Spa, Joe Barker, Bella Turka, Bellevue Salon & Spa, Morgen Black- Smith, Blank Rome, Body Cycle, Brauhaus Schmitz, Dennis Brennan, Capital Grill, CBS3, Chaddsford Winery, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, CinCin, Jon Cochrane, Comcast Spectacor, Crowne Plaza of Cherry Hill, Dechert, Deliver Me Wellness, DLA Piper, Duane Morris, Thomas Duffy, Eastern State Penitentiary, Michael Eagles, Thomas Fallon Photography, Fante’s Kitchen Wares Shop, Brian Feeney, Alan Feldman, Jack Foltz, FORK, FOX29 News, Franklin Fountain, Fringe Arts, Garden State Discovery Museum, Kenneth Gibb, Laura Grossi-Tyson, Steve & Mimi Harvey, Dale Janssen, Matthew Janssen, Jon Katona, Joseph Kernen, Gregory Kleiber, Lawrence Kotler, Koresh Dance Company, Landmark Theatres, Lantern Theater Company, Lori Lasher, Michele Levy, Michael LiPuma, Lincoln Financial, Loew’s Hotel, Lolita Restaurants, Lucha  Cartel, Margot & Camille Optique, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Marshall Dennehey, Paula McCarthy, Brooke McGlinn, Susan Meier, Metropolitan Bakery, Montgomery McCracken, Misconduct Tavern, Morgan Lewis, Morris Arboretum, Margaret Morris, The Mud Room -Ardmore, National Constitution Center, National Jewish Museum, National Mechanics, Carol Nelson Shepherd, Brian North, Opera Philadelphia, Jeff Palazzese, Grant Palmer, Pangaea Juice, Wesley Payne, People’s Light Theater, Pep Boys, Philadelphia 76’ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Rock Gym, Philadelphia Theater Company, Project HOME, Pure Barre Philadelphia, Tanya Rambert, Meg Retz, Rescue Spa, Peter Rohr, Sea Glass Fine Art Photography, Sesame Place, Carol Nelson Shepherd, Madeline Sherry, Sheraton Hotel, She’s So Fine, Skin Deep, Nancy Smith, Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, Blaine Stanley, Min Suh, Scott Towers, Valley Forge Casino Resort, Thomas Wamser, WAWA, The Wilma Theater, Witmer Quilt Shop, Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, Xfinity Live, ZENTO

A special thanks to Bill Conkin and Marty Coleman for providing tonight's live music.


Benefit Photo Gallery

HAP Board Presidents

Twenty of HAPs twenty-four board presidents since HAP's founding in 1990

HAP 25th Anniversary Benefit Committee

HAP 25th Anniversary Benefit Committee: Front row from left to right: Ken Gibb of White & Williams; Nancy Rogers of Lincoln Financial; Sara Brandes of LexisNexis; Meredith Avakian-Hardaway of the Phila Bar Assoc; Brooke McGlinn of Morgan Lewis and Leonora Cravotta of HAP. Back row: Stephanie Shaul of HAP; Blaine Stanley of ACE; Larry Kotler of Duane Morris; Greg Kleiber of Fox Rothschild; Carol Nelson Shepherd of Feldman Shepherd; Marsha Cohen of HAP and Madeline Sherry of Gibbons.
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