Donors from All Walks of Life Who Support Community College of Philadelphia's Students Will Be Recognized, Celebrated at the Museum of the American Revolution

Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082,
Rhonda L. Lipschutz, 215-751-8021,

WHO & WHAT: Influential people from diverse walks of life are coming together to support the city's College at the Mint Society Celebration on Sept. 15, presented by the College’s Foundation, which serves as the College’s fundraising arm.

The celebration marks a milestone for the Foundation, which is bringing in leading executives and personalities from business, professional sports, education and entertainment, including Malcolm Jenkins, a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles and Michael D. Soileau, vice president for Planning and Strategy at Comcast Cable.

Earlier this year, members of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, led by Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller and Enon’s first lady, Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, raised $100,000 during a single Sunday service to support the College's groundbreaking 50thAnniversary Scholars Program, which provides tuition-free scholarships to eligible high school graduates from across the city. Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller became chair of the Foundation Board this summer.

"We are celebrating Philadelphians who recognize that the College is an important asset for moving people out of poverty, and who believe that public education provides a competitive workforce advantage and a public good," said Gregory Murphy, the College's vice president for Institutional Advancement.

Guests will enjoy a presentation, a special surprise and an exhibit featuring one of the most iconic surviving artifacts of the revolution: George Washington’s War Tent. This private event is open to the media. Gregory Murphy, VP of Institutional Advancement; Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president; and various directors and donors will be available will be available for interviews. 

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017,  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

VISUALS: Museum exhibits