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Black and Gold Gala

Please join the Community College of Philadelphia Foundation and
Honorary Chair, Mayor James F. Kenney for the

Black and Gold Gala

6 to 10 p.m.
Crystal Tea Room
100 Penn Square East | Philadelphia, PA 19107



Darryl Irizarry, Jr.



The purpose of the Black & Gold Gala is to recognize outstanding service of individuals and/or organizations that demonstrate involvement in community growth in the areas of education, business, social services and health. This recognition is awarded to those who exemplify leadership and are active in community initiatives in Philadelphia.


Event proceeds will benefit the 50th Anniversary Promise Scholarship, which provides Philadelphia high school graduates the opportunity to pursue an associate degree at Community College of Philadelphia with no cost for tuition and fees.

Cocktail Attire Preferred

Cocktail attire is requested. We look forward to seeing you in your suits and cocktail dresses.


Crystal Tea Room


Honorary Chair

The Honorable Mayor James F. Kenney


Rasheia Johnson
Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co.

Joan N. Stern, Esq.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot

Committee Members

Michael W. Banks
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Ronald Williams
Fox Rothschild LLP

Ronald Davis
Parx Casino

Romulo L. Diaz
PECO Energy

Matthew Freimuth

Napoleon Garcia
Impacto Newspaper

Lisette Gonzalez
Heart Beet Kitchen, Cherry Hill

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake
Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Joanne McFall
Keystone First

Sulaiman Rahman

Bill Ryan
Einstein Health Network

William R. Sasso
Stradley Ronon

Javier Suarez
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Joe Tucker, Esq.
Tucker Law Group

Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed.D.
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Check Out Exciting Scenes from 2019

The 2019 Black & Gold Gala was a success, more than 600 people attended and $310,000 was raised for Community College of Philadelphia scholarship programs. The Gala recognized the outstanding service of notable Philadelphians who exemplify leadership and community activism, as well as the outstanding achievements of the College’s students and alumni. Below are event photos and videos:



Malcolm Jenkins

Julie Coker Graham

Hayward Bell


2019 Photo Gallery

See All Photos Here

Check out some of our guests in action at the Foto Fete photo booth.

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