The event raised more than $550,000 to support Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.,
a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that develops and implements programs that prepare underserved school children for educational opportunities that lead to college.
Approximately 500 guests gathered to salute the work of the Steppingstone Scholars
and to honor one of the organization’s most committed and passionate supporters,
Senator Constance H. Williams. Guests included Ed Rendell and Mayor Nutter.
The event began with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner,
live auction and a live performance by John Legend.
Pictured from left to right: Senator Constance H. Williams, Kendra Kirk – Director of Development Stepping Stones Scholars, Dawn Timeny, and Nina Weisbord.
Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. is dedicated to helping educationally underserved students in the Greater Philadelphia Region achieve academic success. Students with the potential and a community of support are prepared for admission to and success at the best public,
non-public and independent college preparatory schools through a program of academics, mentoring and support. Pictured above are some of the Stepping Stones Scholars.
“I have been honored to work with Steppingstone Scholars’ devoted board of directors
and loyal and dedicated staff,” said Williams. “The Step Into Spring gala was a very special evening that I will never forget – from the presence of our remarkably confident and inspiring students, to the amazing performance by John Legend.”
Steppingstone Scholars works with partner schols to create opportunities that lead to college. For more information about Steppingstone Scholars, please visit www.steppingstonescholars.org or follow Steppingstone Scholars on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/steppingstonescholars).
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