Celebrating the Pillars of the Community! Save $25 on Early Bird tickets now through May 15th!
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GU CDC is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Pillar of the Community award. With this award Germantown United acknowledges those among us who have significantly contributed to the betterment of our community.  As dedicated and steadfast champions for Germantown the award recipients embody the values of Germantown United.
Betty Turner has been a fixture in Germantown for many decades.  Betty’s commitment to the betterment of her community is impressive. Her service includes: Co-Founder and President of Germantown Community Connection (GCC), a 501(c)3 macro civic organization in Germantown, that serves as the local representative for Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia (Germantown) a Registered Community Organization (RCO) on the registry of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (2012); Commissioner on the Philadelphia Historical Commission (February 2012): Citizen Planner Certificate (Fall 2010) PCPC Citizen Planning Institute: Daily News People's Editorial Board (2011): Urban Resource Development Corporation Board member/Secretary (2008). Betty is the Owner and President of Turner Consulting and Community Services LLC (2008) and she has severs Greene Street Friends School, Board member on the School Committee (2015).
Ruth Seeley hails from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom. After studying drama and teaching at Rose Buford College near London, Ruth taught for 18 months at Kaimosi Girls High School, a Quaker-run school in Kenya.  Ruth met her future husband, Bob Seeley, on a Quaker project in the Soviet Union in 1968. They were married in December 1968 and settled in Germantown in 1970. Before retiring in 2009, Ruth worked as administrator at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; as Assistant to the Director of the Friends Council on Education, and as Assistant to the Director of the American Friends Service Committee. Ruth’s involvement with Friends of Vernon Park (FOVP) began when she volunteered for a gardening project shortly after she retired. When the Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership proposed a rain garden for Vernon Park, she represented FOVP at stakeholders meetings and at workdays during construction. The rain garden project was a turning point for the park. It led indirectly to the revival of FOVP. As FOVP president, Ruth has helped transform a small group of dedicated supporters into a major force for positive change in the park.

For â€‹the â€‹Love â€‹of â€‹Germantown! â€‹is â€‹an â€‹annual â€‹fundraiser â€‹held â€‹by â€‹Germantown United CDC â€‹â€‹to â€‹support â€‹its â€‹important â€‹work â€‹to â€‹revitalize â€‹Germantown. â€‹Due to the extraordinary success of the 2nd annual For the Love of Germantown held in 2015 we've moved to accommodate our booming numbers! We are happy to announce that this year’s event will be held at Rittenhouse SoundWorks. Rittenhouse SoundWorks, located at 219 W Rittenhouse St, is a stunning new arts complex housed in a building originally built by Chrysler. Not only is this a gorgeous space for the event, it is a state of the art recording studio and performance space. Rittenhouse SoundWorks has already hosted several extraordinary performances and is quickly becoming a destination for the jazz community.

Event Registration is $100 and tickets are on sale now! Early Bird Registration is $75.00 and available now through May 15thBuy tickets early and save $25.00! 
Germantown United CDC is proud to have a dedicated and enthusiastic Host Committee:

Irv Ackelsberg & Pat Urevick
Julie Stapleton Carroll & Keith Carroll
Michael & Colleen Carroll
Kevin & Kim Dow
Shareeka Mack
Kent Matthies
Guthrie & Kellie Ramsey
Luke & Rama Smith
Howard Tucker
Betty Turner
Tom & Loretta Witt

Sponsorship of the annual fundraiser helps a growing community organization, and provides visibility to diverse and engaged audiences throughout 2016. Click here for more information on sponsorship.
Scenes from For the Love of Germantown 2015
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