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Millenial Retention through Quality Public Schools

To help Philadelphia retain talented 25-34 year-olds who may leave the city due to a perceived lack of quality public schools by supporting The Fund's rebranding efforts, which includes promoting stories of excellence in public school education.


To engage Philadelphia audiences with 'INVISIBLE RIVER 2015' - a site-specific interactive dance performance held on and along the banks of the Schuylkill River.

The Wilma Hothouse

To support talent development in Philadelphia's theatre community with 'The Wilma Hothouse' - a series of master classes and workshops led by internationally renowned theatre instructors.

Reimagining the Civic Commons in Philadelphia

To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.

Welcoming America

To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.

Stage Three of Andy: A Popera

To support Opera Philadelphia and The Bearded Ladies Cabaret in their production of the third installment of Andy: A Popera - an innovative cabaret opera inspired by the legacy, artistic process and fame of Andy Warhol.

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

To support a program that will help Philadelphia harness and retain high-skilled immigrant talent by helping them establish their professional credentials in the U.S.

Katharina Grosse - Mural Arts Project

To support a site-specific installation by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse, which will transform a five-mile stretch of the Northeast Corridor Rail Line in Philadelphia.

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