Bethesda Project names J.J. White Inc. President & CEO Jim White as Honorary Chair of 21st Annual Party & Auction

This event will also feature a Champion of Change Award presentation to OUTFRONT Media.

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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 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.  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.