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A Night Unplugged: Celebrating 20 Years

Steppingstone Scholars Celebrates 20 years of Commitment to Philadelphia Youth

Steppingstone offers educationally underserved students long-term, intense academic and enrichment support, through strategic partnerships and high-impact resourcing, which are unmatched in Philadelphia.

We will host our Annual Gala, A Night Unplugged: Celebrating 20 Years, on Saturday, October 19 from 6:00pm – 11:00pm at the Comcast Technology Center, 1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA with a special performance from Questlove.

The lead sponsors of the Gala are Hirtle, Callaghan& Co, Hess Foundation, Inc., and the Burke Family Foundation.

Since our founding, we have changed the lives of over 3,000 Philadelphia students and have had amazing support along the way. Funds raised through the Gala will help strengthen Steppingstone’s capacity to better meet the needs and dreams of our incredible Scholars and to build Philadelphia’s college and career pipeline.

The Gala will recognize three individuals who have been essential to our success with Impact Awards. We are recognizing Nina Weisbord, who served as President from 2006 to 2012, with the Leadership Award for her foundational work leading Steppingstone, which is still reflected in much of our success today.

Tim Spady will receive the Service Award for his leadership, commitment to others, and excellence in education as a member of the 1st class of Scholars and a Steppingstone summer faculty member for 8 years.

The first ever Founder’s Stone will be presented to Eddie Mensah, who served as Steppingstones’ Director of Program for 11 years, for his defining impact on the lives of our Scholars.

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