95.7 BEN-FM ADOPT A FAMILY RADITOHON BRINGS HOLIDAY HOPE & HAPPINESS TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES
Bala Cynwyd, PA — November 29, 2016 — 95.7 BEN-FM is pleased to announce the return of their annual ‘Adopt A Family Radiothon’. The BEN-FM airstaff will be joined by celebrity guests as they broadcast live from a festive, holiday tent in front of The Comcast Center (17th and JFK Blvd) on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 6am to 6pm.
Throughout the broadcast, they’ll be encouraging listeners and passersby to make a donation to assist Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s ‘Adopt a Family Program.’ The ‘Adopt a Family Program’ purchases gifts and holiday meals for hundreds of less fortunate families in their shelters and in the surrounding community. Last year’s Radiothon assisted hundreds of needy families by raising over $60,000. The station is anticipating raising even more money for Volunteers of America this year.
HOW TO DONATE
Listeners can make a donation in a variety of ways:
When making a donation, you can do a ‘Direct Adoption’ where you choose a family from Volunteers of America’s list of families in need or you can make a ‘Cash Donation’. Your cash donation will be combined with others making your gift go further.
All listeners that make an online, on-site or phone donation will be registered to a trip for four to LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. The trip includes tickets to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and air transportation courtesy of VisitFlorida.com.
95.7 WBEN-FM is owned and operated by Beasley Media Group, Inc.
About Beasley Media Group:
Beasley Media Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 69 stations (50 FM and 19 AM) in 16 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 20.1 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email. For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.
The Philadelphia Fund Alliance (PFA) hosted more than 200 asset-management industry professionals at its Inaugural Gala at The Logan Philadelphia, which raised more than $40,000 for the heroic health professionals at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ronan Ryan, one of the founding members of IEX, the Investor’s Exchange, who worked to restore trust in the stock market after the high-frequency trading controversy, as chronicled in Michael Lewis’ latest best-seller, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, delivered the keynote address.
Tony Godonis (Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.) Ronan Ryan (IEX) and Stuart George (Delaware Investment)
Antoinette Robbins (Delaware Investments) and Greg DiMeglio (Stradley Ronon)
Philadelphia Fund Alliance Inaugural Gala cocktail reception and silent auction
Settlement Music School’s Gabriel Braverman String Quartet
Marie Lostocco, Sabrina Hincapie, Val Azu and Kseniya Suslava (Tait Weller)
Anna Cavalieri, Nate Bomberger & Erik Ringoen (Deloitte LLP) along with Cindy Lewis (Aberdeen)
Philadelphia-themed sports memorabilia for silent auction benefiting CHOP
Philadelphia Fund Alliance Steering Committee Members Stephen Sypherd (FS Investment Corporation), Jennifer Nichols
(Aberdeen) and Bruce Leto (Stradley Ronon) present Peter Grollman from CHOP with $40,000 donation.
A Well Crafted First Friday
Good Monday Morning. Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving, and holiday weekend. So many events to kick off the holiday. I’ve placed lots of photos which will pop up in the Philly Biz Journal, Philly Mag, Philly Metro and here at Philly Chit Chat later in the week. Let’s dive into an event that Mike Hirata shot for Philly Chit Chat earlier this month – A Well Crafted First Friday
Susan Strasberg, Brenda Levin, and Janet Street.
Hyunsoo Woo, Mi-Kyoung Lee and Gallery Owner Rick Snyderman.
Scott Mcpheeters and Peter Mcpheeters.
David Michaud and Nancy Dye were visiting from the Carolinas.
Halie Peveto, Erin Scheckenbach, and Juliana Chapman.
Dominique Ellis with Laser Print Transfer works.
Guests at Snyderman Works Gallery.
Guests at the Center for Art in Wood.
Good Sunday day to you. It’s been awhile since I posted PhillyGossip/Tidbits. The end of the Social Season was rip roaring busy and I’m still trying to wrap up client photos and positioning pictures in the press. Some of what you’re going to read today is a tad old, but just as relevant. Let’s get started….
Congrats to my buddy Drew Bergman, who you may recall spoke at the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention gala last year where I was honored. This year he was nominated as one of Philly Mag’s Health Hero’s of 2016. He did get the top spot but he was one of the top 3 and awarded Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars for the organization where he works – Minding Your Mind. On January 7, 2017 he will be honored by the AFSP for the work he’s done in sharing his story and saving lives.
Congrats to Jason Matthew’s hair stylist Josh DeMarco who was honored with the People’s Choice Award at The What’s Next Awards in Orlando earlier this month.
Congrats to Natalie Egenolf who’s landed at the 97.5 Fanatic next to Mike Missanelli 2PM – 6PM. Listen and enjoy,
no one is more real, honest and down to earth than Natalie. She’s a breath of fresh air.
Congrats to Jenny DeHuff is heading to the Philly Voice to be their managing editor of Culture for PhillyVoice.
On Friday I caught an engagement at the Love Statue at Dilworth Park. Last week someone caught Zach Elinich popping the question to Jen Williams at the Bellevue after she ran in the Philadelphia Marathon.
Debbie Harry has moved to Cape May Point. Actually I found out she bought a place there last year. It’s a popular seaside hangout for celebrities both Tina Fey and Anne Hathaway stay there every summer, and Oprah Winfrey has been know to hang her hat at Congress Hall.
Fresh from her Marian Anderson Award, Patti LaBelle hosted 150 of her closest friends and family at her home in Wynnewood, Pa. I was invited, really I was, but my invite came after I already accepted my sister’s invite and she lives near Lancaster. The party was 3 to 9, and I tried to get back in time but the tryptophan was hard to fight. Hopefully I get invited again next year. In the meantime check out Dyana Williams Instagram for more photos and a clip of Patti singing.
Garrett Ching was on Gotham last week. On Thursday one of his creative ice sculptures was on a Dunkin Donuts’ 6ABC Thanksgiving Day float.
Ken Dunek, PhillyMan Magazine, posted this fun photo on his FB Page.
1980 Philadelphia Eagles for Coach Vermeil’s 80th birthday party! — with Wilbert Montgomery, Kevin Reilly, John Spagnola, Frank LeMaster, Dick Vermeil, Bill Bergey, Vince Papale, Harold Carmichael, Ron Jaworski, Randy Logan and John Bunting.
Sorry I don’t leave you much time for this…
Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Eagles Partner to Inspire Domestic Violence Survivors and Raise Funds for Area Shelters Eagles Wide Receiver Jordan Matthews Kicks Off “Pass Along Hope” Campaign Running Through Month of November .
(L to R) Julie Hirshey, Philadelphia Eagles Community Relations Director; Beth Sturman, Laurel House Executive Director; Betsy Kilkenny, Laurel House Director of Funds Development; Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver; Deianna Tyree, CHILD, Inc. Director of Domestic Violence Services; Jeannine L. Lisitski, Women Against Abuse Executive Director; John O’Malley, Verizon Wireless Corporate Media Relations, kick off the third annual Pass Along Hope campaign. The initiative will raise money to support area domestic violence organizations through the HopeLine from Verizon program. The campaign launch was celebrated with help from Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Eagles and community members.