Science Center and Cambridge Innovation Center Opening

Science Center and Cambridge Innovation Center Opening

November 9th, CIC at 3675 Market Street officially open its doors to the public celebrating the momentous occassion with a VIP party, and then an open house in the evening where over 2000 people clamored to see the newest innovating building in University City. The 14-story building broke ground 2 years earlier with representatives from the Science Center, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), Wexford Science and Technology, BioLabs and Ventas on hand promoting that the 345,000 square foot mixed-use property housing lab, clinical, office, educational, event and co-working space would be the first of its kind in the Philadelphia area, a hub of discovery fueled by collaboration.

Tim Rowe, founder and CEO, CIC, Sen. Vincent Hughes, Mayor Jim Kenney, Tracy S. Brala, Science Center, Steve Zarrilli, CEO and President Science Center, Joe Reagan, Vice President, Development at Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty Company, Craig R. Carnaroli, Board Chairman of Science Center and Saul Behar, Vice President and General Counsel of Science Center were on hand for the official kick off at 5PM

This launch marks the entrance of CIC—the company that helped transform Cambridge’s Kendall Square into the country’s leading cluster of tech and life sciences startups—to Philadelphia. CIC will occupy 138,000 sq. ft. of shared work and social space on six floors, for scientists and other innovators.

Abu Kamara, Grovara, Meri Wanjek and Colin Strapp

Ernest Owens, CEO Ernest Media Empire, Senator Vincent Hughes, Tiffanie Stanard, CEO of Stimulus and Osagie Imasogie, PIPV Capital

Kara laFleur, Jeff Friedman, Katie Dickerson and Megan Tumolo

Joyce Chen, Venture Cafe and Jane Shab,

Matt Sharayxo and Vivek Biloliko TJH Team Soriya with one of their inventions which applies medicine to a patients head.

CIC Philadelphia: month to month terms across a wide range of workspaces – including hot desks,
private offices, shared lab benches, and private labs – accommodating teams of 1 to 50+.

CIC Passport Programs allows clients to work in any CIC location at no additional cost

13 Private Labs
82 Shared Benches
Labs are BSL2 certified, and equipped with Biosafety
Cabinets, Fume Hoods, Cold Storage, as well as
Check out the FACT SHEET HERE

Tim Gillespie, Dean Solis, EisnerAmper, Jimmy Mo, Lori Reiner, chief people officer at EisnerAmper, Lorraine Lopresti, University City Science Center and Rob Stiles

Rosa and Ricardo Torres with their Varieti Concept

Guests dance to the West Philadelphia Orchestra


Philadelphia Fund Alliance Gala Benefited Take A Breather Foundation

More than 200 Philadelphia-area asset management industry professionals gathered on Nov. 1 at The Logan Philadelphia to raise money for Take A Breather Foundation and to celebrate Philadelphia’s deep roots in national financial markets and services.

The Philadelphia Fund Alliance is a group of Philadelphia-based asset management industry professionals formed to hold an annual fundraiser to benefit one or more charities in the greater Philadelphia area. The annual fundraiser not only supports a great cause, but it also will highlight Philadelphia’s deep roots and influence in national financial markets and services, including traditional mutual funds and alternative asset vehicles. Through our annual event, we will raise money for a local charity and, as an ancillary benefit, we will raise awareness about our collective accomplishments and milestones in the asset management industry.

Soumya Stanley and Jenelle Lewis (Ernst & Young)

Speaker Matthew McCloskey
(Take A Breather Foundation)

Take A Breather Foundation Check Presentation for $80, 000

The Take A Breather Foundation Team:
Andy McBryan, Tony McCloskey, Matthew
McCloskey, Christine McCloskey and Molly McBryan

Tom Frank and Chris Krumenacker (Bryn Mawr Trust)


The University of the Arts Musician

Alena Bolbas and Kristen Kafel (Grant Thornton)

Chris Rebman, Mike Beattie and
John Alshefski (SEI Investments)

Colleen Surace and John Quine (PwC)

David Connor (Macquarie) and Bruce Leto (Stradley Ronon)

Erin McClafferty (BBD) and Linda Kauffman (Tait Weller)

Gloria Melunis and Ryan Frampton (PNC)

Lori Wayne and Kim Togno (SEI Investments)

Matt DiClemente (Stradley Ronon) and Frank Maresca (Broadridge Financial)

Michael Smerconish signs his book Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns for Bruce Leto (Stradley Ronon)

Reese Blair (Deloitte), Kevin Boyle (Stradley Ronon), Kelly Fisherkeller and Nate Bomberger (Deloitte)

Rob Hagelin (Aberdeen Standard Investments) and Jason Ferreira (Ernst & Young)


There was a silent auction with popular items which generated additional fund for Take A Breather Foundation

Sally Wirts, Melissa Hinmon and Kim Osborne ( Glenmede Investment Management)


Thanks Mike Hirata for shooting the Philadelphia Fund Alliance Gala


Photos: Devereux Pennsylvania’s 19th annual Hope Gala “Secret Garden”

Devereux Pennsylvania’s 19th annual Hope Gala raises more than $180,000 for children and adults with special needs

Nearly 350 guests entered the enchanted “Secret Garden” at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania’s 19th annual Hope Gala to raise critical funds for children and adults with special needs.

The November 10 black-tie event at Philadelphia’s Moulin at Sherman Mills raised more than $180,000 to benefit the 3,500 individuals with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences Devereux serves in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Catherine Hobbs and Cameron Kelly of jewelry sponsor Lisi Lerch.

Lindsey Clark, Mackenzie Clark, Sue Clark, and Devereux CEO Carl E Clark

“Every year at the Hope Gala, we are overwhelmed by the generosity and enthusiasm of our attendees who give so willingly to help Devereux continue to advance its mission, which is to unlock and nurture human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences,” said Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II. “The Gala offers a fantastic opportunity to thank our donors, friends and supporters with an extraordinary event, and to share with them the incredibly positive impact their support is making in our communities.”

Living Statue with Amy Susann and Theresa Russell

Gina Powers, Carla Gilbert, Kendra Griffith, Lauren Baseline, and Erin Thurston.

The magic of the “Secret Garden”

This year’s “Secret Garden” theme, which was brought to life with thoughtful décor and specially crafted food and drinks, transported guests to an elegant and serene garden setting. The theme evoked the uniqueness, beauty and potential of the individuals we serve every day.

Leah Yaw and Steve Bollinger

Lisa Scolari, Steve Scolari, Tom Keiser and Debora Keiser

Alex Dole, Renee Dole, Laura Martin, and Aonghus Martin

Alec Clark, Pattie Hillis-Clark, Rhea Fernandes, Yolanda Graham, Lisa Thomas, and Brian Thomas

Joins us for our 2019 Hope Gala on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. To learn more about Devereux Pennsylvania’s programs and services, click here. To learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, click here.  Thanks to Mike Hirata for shooting this for Philly Chit Chat.