The funding will be used to support training to improve staff effectiveness
Philadelphia, PA, 05/29/2018 – Bethesda Project has received a $30,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation to provide training that will improve staff effectiveness at shelter and housing sites. These trainings will include professional development opportunities along with workshops to keep staff up to date in their knowledge of best practices within their respective fields. This funding will allow Bethesda Project to continue its critical work in the city of Philadelphia by enhancing the services it provides to thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness in our community. Bethesda Project takes pride in its services and, thanks to the generosity of funders like Lincoln Financial Foundation, this work will not only continue, but will grow exponentially.
Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.
About the Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.
With the support of Bethesda Project family members like YOU, and the dedication of our friends at J.J. White Inc. and OUTFRONT Media, our 21st Annual Party & Auction raised over $168,000 in funding for our shelter guests and housing residents.
We are a smashing success!
Click through the gallery of photos courtesy of Bryan K. Lathrop Photography below to spot yourselves at this party with a purpose. We can't wait to see you again next year!
This event will also feature a Champion of Change Award presentation to OUTFRONT Media.
Philadelphia, PA, 04/18/2017 – Bethesda Project, a Philadelphia nonprofit providing services for homeless individuals since 1979, announced Jim White, President & CEO of J.J. White Inc., has been selected as Honorary Chair of the organization’s 21st Annual Party & Auction. This event will take place on Thursday, May 3, in The Philadelphia Phillies’ exclusive Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park.
“Jim White was an obvious choice for Honorary Chair of our 21st Annual Party & Auction,” remarked Bethesda Project CEO Tina Pagotto. “This is the perfect way to celebrate J.J. White Inc.'s longstanding support of Bethesda Project, which started in 2003 and continues on today. We are so honored to have him join in our efforts to raise funds that directly support the life-changing work we do at Bethesda Project.” J.J. White Inc. has a Philadelphia-wide reputation for philanthropic involvement.
In addition to honoring Mr. White, Bethesda Project will be presenting its 2nd annual Champion of Change Award to OUTFRONT Media for providing the organization with pro bono advertising services that inspired a multitude of new donors and friends to its mission in the last year. Brad Falk, General Manager of OUTFRONT Media's Pennsylvania operations, will be accepting the award on behalf of the company and a special ticket rate is being extended to all OUTFRONT Media employees.
Bethesda Project’s 21st Annual Party & Auction is hosted by Fox29 News Anchor Lucy Noland who will lead us through a night filled with delicious food and drinks, exciting live & silent auctions, live music by the Alexandra Day Trio, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities with the 2008 World Series Trophy, and special guest appearances. Visit bethesdaproject.org/party2018 for tickets and a full listing of event sponsors.
About Bethesda Project
Bethesda Project provides emergency shelter, housing and supportive services for thousands of homeless individuals in Philadelphia. By providing a home and safe environments in each of its 14 sites throughout Philadelphia, homeless men and women can stabilize and regain their dignity & self-worth. From street outreach and shelters to permanent housing residences with supportive services, its locations create a Housing First “continuum of care” for Philadelphia’s chronically homeless. Bethesda Project meets men and women where they are, providing case management to help them achieve their highest personal potential. Now, 38 years since its beginning, Bethesda Project remains committed to its initial calling — to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none. www.bethesdaproject.org or find us on Twitter @Bethesda_Proj
About Jim White
Jim White is CEO of J. J. White Incorporated with offices in PA, DE, IN, MN and MA. He is the fourth generation to be involved with his family’s Construction Company which serves clients in nineteen states. Since 2004, J.J. White, Inc. has been a supporter of the Bethesda Project mission and vision, and is also known throughout Philadelphia for its philanthropic involvement. Over four generations, a succeeding generation of the White family has presided over the company. J. J. White Incorporated is now the largest contracting employer in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Jim is a graduate of Notre Dame University. He is married to Megan White and they are the parents of five children. Together, Megan and Jim are actively involved in the support of organizations which foster their values in religion, education, and community outreach.
About OUTFRONT Media
OUTFRONT Media connects brands with consumers outside of their homes through one of the largest and most diverse sets of billboard, transit, and mobile assets in North America. Through its ON Smart Media platform, OUTFRONT Media is implementing digital technology that will fundamentally change the ways advertisers engage people on-the-go. www.outfrontmedia.com
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