THURSDAY | JUNE 5, 2014 | AT THE UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA HONORING STEPHEN J. HARMELIN WITH THE LASTING LEGACY AWARD ANNOUNCING THE STEPHEN AND JULIA HARMELIN FUND FOR THE ARTS AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION —2— LASTING LEGACY AWARD PROGRAM SPECIAL GUESTS Susan Corbett, Honorary Chair Alison Harmelin, Mistress of Ceremonies WELCOME Shirleen Allicot 6abc Action News Anchor THE GREEN TREE LEGACY Patricia D. Wellenbach CEO, Green Tree School & Services A KEYSTONE OF EDUCATION Susan Corbett First Lady of Pennsylvania DINNER SERVICE IN TRIBUTE Alison Harmelin Correspondent, CBS News and One of Steve Harmelin’s Legacies PRESENTATION OF LASTING LEGACY AWARD Patricia D. Wellenbach ACCEPTANCE Stephen J. Harmelin —3— DINNER CO-CHAIRS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS HONORARY CO-CHAIR Susan Corbett, First Lady of Pennsylvania CO-CHAIRS Jon and Joanne Harmelin Mrs. Thomas J. Holt, Sr. Lewis Katz Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joe Neubauer OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Lawrence Hall President William Smith Vice President Frances Martin Treasurer Jane Coralluzzo Secretary BOARD OF DIRECTORS Robert Bartow Susan Ellis Derek Green William Levy DeWitt Montgomery Gerald Segal Megan Smith Frederick Strober Craig Williams —4— A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO The Lasting Legacy Award honors individuals who have been champions for initiatives and issues that transform Philadelphia and have a lasting impact on its citizens. Green Tree School & Services sees this award as a visible way to recognize those in our community who have been at the forefront of bringing positive change to the Philadelphia region. our community individuals who are visionary leaders who are not distracted by the perceptions and misconceptions. They see a vision for what can be; they see the potential for change that when achieved, opens the door to amazing opportunities to improve the lives of the citizens of Philadelphia and ultimately have a lasting impact on our region. These individuals see how the impossible can and does become possible. Since 1957, this organization has dedicated itself to its mission of educating and supporting children who, in spite of their unique challenges, deserve the chance to realize their abilities. These children need a voice to advocate for them. They are stalwart in their determination to work towards a shared vision that brings diverse constituencies together to advocate for and create change. They are tireless workers in building consensus and what they achieve seems effortless but the reality is quite the opposite. They take on tough causes and as dedicated change agents create Lasting Legacies that will benefit our region and its citizens for generations to come. The road to helping these children is not an easy one; it is fraught with perceptions and misconceptions that individuals with special needs do not have talents and abilities and they can easily be ignored as their value as members of our community is not always readily apparent. However, through the dedication and determination of individuals who see the possibility and potential that lie deep inside these children, what many say is impossible, becomes possible. Congratulations to my friend, Steve Harmelin. I can think of no one more deserving of this award and we are thrilled to celebrate this occasion with you and those who love you. All the best, There are many issues or initiatives that are ignored; that are seen to be unsolvable or at times not recognized. However, there exists in Tricia —5— AWARD GREEN TREE SCHOOL & SERVICES’ MISSION is to discover, develop and deliver opportunities for children with unique challenges and abilities to achieve their full potential. Tonight, we celebrate the inaugural Lasting Legacy Award dinner at the Union League. This award honors individuals who have been champions for initiatives and issues that transform Philadelphia and have a lasting impact on its citizens. TONIGHT’S HONOREE IS STEPHEN J. HARMELIN, DILWORTH PAXSON, LLP. Also tonight, we celebrate the establishment of the STEPHEN AND JULIA HARMELIN FUND FOR THE ARTS AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION at Green Tree School & Services. According to Autism Asperger’s Digest, “For many with special needs, the arts are not merely enrichment. Rather, the arts are a staple, a means to develop more than cultural or appreciative values. The arts provide opportunities to develop language, cognition, fine and gross motor skills, social and life skills, self-esteem and self-expression, and even the opportunity to define potential career paths.” The Lasting Legacy Award dinner will help fund this important initiative. Julia and Stephen Harmelin —6— LASTING LEGACY AWARD STEPHEN J. HARMELIN The Lasting Legacy Award honors individuals who champion initiatives and issues that transform Philadelphia and have a lasting impact on its citizens. Stephen J. Harmelin embodies this award in so many ways. Public Library to release the document from its archives and arrange for its future display at the National Constitution Center. This was not the first time Steve worked tirelessly to return a historic document to its home state. In 2003, he worked with FBI agents to recover for North Carolina its Bill of Rights which had been missing for over 138 years. His undercover efforts in that recovery have been documented on the History Channel and in two recent best-selling books. Steve was awarded a Certificate of Distinguished Service from the Director of the FBI for his role in this recovery effort. While immersed in the daily responsibilities of lawyer/builder and law firm executive, he has won numerous awards including the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Replansky Award where peers recognize an individual who possesses extraordinary legal skills and integrity, as well as the prestigious HOBY Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award. The latter is bestowed upon individuals who serve as an inspiration to our nation’s youth; past recipients include President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Vice President and Mrs. Al Gore, and Ted Turner. As a supporter of the Arts, Steve was honored to be a part of the legal team that negotiated the $60 million necessary to keep Thomas Eakins’ The Gross Clinic in Philadelphia. He has served for more than a decade on the board that built the beautiful new Barnes Foundation gallery on the Parkway, as well as the boards that built both the National Constitution Center and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He personifies the lawyer/statesmen every region needs to prosper and is a most worthy recipient of the Lasting Legacy Award. In the spring of 2013, Steve saw his five-year effort to locate and restore to Pennsylvania its original copy of the Bill of Rights realized. The document had been presumed lost and missing from the Commonwealth for almost 200 years. With Steve leading the way, Pennsylvania was able to reach an agreement with the New York —7— SPONSORS TABLE SPONSORS PROGRAM BOOK ADS Presenting Sponsor Dilworth Paxson, LLP Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joe Neubauer Inside Front Cover The Honickman Family Platinum Sponsor Rob and Susan Bartow Harmelin Media Lewis Katz Gold Sponsor Mrs. Thomas J. Holt, Sr. National Penn Bank Patricia D. Wellenbach WHYY Silver Sponsor Aqua Brownstone Public Relations Suzanne and Norman Cohn The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation Thomas B. Hagen Larry and Nancy Hall Mrs. Carole Isen Bob Jones and Innovative Compensation & Benefits Concepts National Constitution Center Santander Saul Ewing LLP Constance Smukler Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP Brian Tierney, Brian Communications Barry and Elsa Waxman Inside Back Cover The Margaret G. Jacobs Charitable Trust Back Cover Mrs. Thomas J. Holt, Sr. Full Page Color Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll, Inc. Barnes Foundation Berger & Montague, P.C. Richard Berkman and Toni Seidl Carson Choice Retirement Solutions, Inc. Jane Coralluzzo, P.C. Cozen O'Connor EisnerAmper LLP Independence Blue Cross Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc. David and Colleen Leof Thomas A. Leonard, Chairman, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP Suzanne and Bruce Lindsay Nedra and Roger Richards Marcia and Ronald Rubin Full Page Black & White Suzanne and Norman Cohn Ambassador David and Connie Girard-diCarlo Arthur and Betty Hausman HEITS Building Services —8— Fran and Leon L. Levy Stephanie A. Middleton Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Mr. and Mrs. Reed J. Slogoff Stratton Management Company Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, P.C. Joseph S. Zuritsky – Parkway Corp. Honor Tributes Frank Binswanger, Jr. and Sue Binswanger Lynn and Joe Manko Jennifer Phan Steve and Sandy Sheller Gene Waldman In-Kind Pat Metheny (patmetheny.com) Valley Forge Flowers TV SPONSOR RADIO SPONSOR LASTING LEGACY AWARD SPONSORS PRESENTING PLATINUM GOLD —9— — 10 — — 11 — To Steve, — 12 — ...a Very Special Friend Some people have good looks, some have talent and some have a great personality. But, you, in addition to all these virtues have wisdom, kindness and compassion. We are honored to have your friendship. Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition! Chris Lerman Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joe Neubauer David Lerman and Shelley Wallock — 13 — Congratulations, Steve, on this richly deserved award. Green Tree School & Services is able to bring a brighter future to so many children and their families because of its friends and donors. To each of Green Tree’s many supporters, we offer our sincere respect and admiration. — Rob and Susan Bartow — 14 — — 15 — I am so lucky to be able to call Julia and Steve my dear friends. They represent the embodiment of what life is about — a kind caring responsible couple always willing to give. Lewis Katz — 16 — CONGRATULATIONS l Congratulations on being the first recipient of the Lasting Legacy Award, Steve! You are a true civic leader, hero and friend. MRS. THOMAS J. HOLT, SR. — 17 — National Penn proudly supports the 2014 Lasting Legacy Award dinner and the Green Tree School & Services. — 18 — From all of us to you, Steve. You inspire us to work harder... Congratulations on being the first Lasting Legacy Award Honoree! STEPHEN J. HARMELIN FROM THE STAFF OF GREEN TREE SCHOOL & SERVICES — 19 — — 20 — PROGRAM BOOK SPONSORS BACK COVER INSIDE FRONT COVER INSIDE BACK COVER FULL PAGE COLOR FULL PAGE BLACK AND WHITE HONOR TRIBUTES — 21 — — 22 — — 23 — T H E B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S A N D S TA F F O F T H E B A R N E S F O U N D AT I O N C O N G R AT U L AT E S T E P H E N J . H A R M E L I N O N T H E L A S T I N G L E G A C Y AWA R D . Steve and Julia are valued members of the Barnes family, and we celebrate their leadership. — 24 — 1622 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103-6305 Phone: 215/875-3000| Fax: 215/875-4604 www.bergermontague.com Congratulations Steve on the Lasting Legacy Award and for the establishment of the Stephen and Julia Harmelin Fund for the Arts and Creative Expression! Your Friends at Berger & Montague, P.C. — 25 — Catulatis Steve Harmelin and Green Tree School & Services on this wonderful event! — RICHARD BERKMAN AND TONI SEIDL — — 26 — — 27 — CONGRATULATIONS TO LASTING LEGACY AWARDEE STEVE HARMELIN! THANK YOU FOR ESTABLISHING THE STEPHEN AND JULIA HARMELIN FUND FOR THE ARTS AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION OUR STUDENTS THANK YOU! —JANE CORALLUZZO, P.C. — 28 — — 29 — — 30 — — 31 — — 32 — ARMELIN STEPHEN J. H preme Court the Su Chief Justice of School, 1955 h ig H Central Your exceptional legal career began when, as President, I appointed you CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT at Central High in 1955. For over 5 decades, your brilliant mind and great heart have shaped an extraordinary career of public service. Congratulations and MUCH LOVE, David and Colleen Leof — 33 — THOMAS A. LEONARD, CHAIRMAN OBERMAYER REBMANN MAXWELL & HIPPEL LLP CONGRATULATES STEPHEN J. HARMELIN UPON RECEIPT OF THE LASTING LEGACY AWARD 2014 AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE STEPHEN AND JULIA HARMELIN FUND FOR THE ARTS AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION — 34 — With respect and admiration for all you have done, and applause for all you will continue to do. Our best wishes and warmest regards, — Suzanne and Bruce Lindsay — — 35 — l congratulations to Julia and Steve. Your values and generosity enrich many lives. Grateful to be your friends, Nedra and Roger Richards — 36 — — 37 — — 38 — Dear Steve, Not only because you have shown exemplary leadership, or quietly supported countless worthy causes . . . but because you have done these, and everything you embrace, with dignity, compassion and a sense of total commitment, we salute you! You are among Philadelphia’s BEST and BRIGHTEST, and we are proud to claim you as our FRIEND. Suzanne and Norman Cohn — 39 — Steve and Julia, We are glad to honor you and support The Stephen and Julia Harmelin Fund for the Arts and Creative Expression at Green Tree School & Services. With great affection, Connie and David Girard-diCarlo — 40 — STEPHEN HARMELIN We are delighted to honor Stephen Harmelin as the first honoree for the “Lasting Legacy Award.” One couldn’t find a more worthy recipient. Arthur & Betty Hausman — 41 — HEITS unites professional cleaning expertise with corporate management experience. The HEITS formula provides customers with consistently extraordinary service. We also do construction cleanup and complete floor care. Call Jay Gelman at 484-532-7269 650 Sentry Parkway, Suite 208 | Blue Bell, PA 19422 | www.heitsmidatalantic.com — 42 — Congratulations My Friend Stephen J. Harmelin on this Lasting Legacy Award — LEON L. LEVY — 43 — Parkway Corporation 150 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-569-8400 www.parkwaycorp.com — 44 — Schnader is proud to support the Green Tree School & Services’ Lasting Legacy Award Dinner... and congratulates honoree Stephen J. Harmelin — 45 — Congratulations STEPHEN J. HARMELIN C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S O N Y O U R NUMEROUS AND L ASTING CONTRIBUTIONS TO PHIL ADELPHIA. YOUR RECORD FOR INTEGRITY AND PHIL ANTHROPY I S U N R I VA L E D . — MR. & MRS. REED J. SLOGOFF — — 46 — STRATTON M A N A G E M E N T C O M P A N Y Providing Personalized Supervision of Investment Portfolios for Individuals & Institutions Since 1972 Congratulations Steve Harmelin! We are pleased to support Steve, Green Tree School & Services, and all the dedicated individuals striving to provide education and therapeutic support programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). WALNUT HILL PLAZA 150 South Warner Road, Suite 460 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406 610-941-0888 www.strattonmgt.com — 47 — Proudly Supports Green Tree School & Services & Congratulates Lasting Legacy Award Honoree Stephen J. Harmelin ♦ Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, P.C. 1818 Market Street, 13th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-569-2800 www.zarwin.com ♦ Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, P. C. is dedicated to serving the community through charitable and philanthropic activities. For over 50 years, the firm and its members have contributed their time, energy and money to make the world a better place. Civic responsibility is a significant part of the culture at Zarwin, Baum. www.zarwin.com/community — 48 — HONOR TRIBUTES In honor of Steve Harmelin. Frank Binswanger, Jr. and Sue Binswanger Congratulations to our friend Steve Harmelin. Lynn and Joe Manko Congratulations, Mr. Harmelin! You are a daily inspiration! Jennifer Phan Honoring Julian Green and all the special children at GTSS. Steve and Sandy Sheller In honor of GTS former executive director Herman Axelrod. Gene Waldman — 49 — — 50 — — 51 — GREEN TREE SCHOOL & SERVICES MISSION To discover, develop and deliver opportunities for children with unique challenges and abilities to achieve their full potential. VISION Transforming Lives • Impacting Communities VALUES Integrity: We commit to hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and values in all that we undertake. Compassion: We commit to foster a community of inclusiveness and celebrate the unique differences of all individuals. Excellence: We commit to challenge ourselves to ongoing improvement in every aspect of our mission and work. Safety: We commit to create an environment that is safe physically, emotionally and intellectually to assure success for those we serve and employ. — 52 — THANK YOU Thanks to all GTSS employees. Their amazing dedication to working with children with unique challenges and abilities is a daily inspiration. Patricia Wellenbach CEO Julie Alleman COO Adam Kegley CFO Special thanks to the staff who volunteered their time this evening to help make it a success and are listed below: Olusoji Akinboro Brenda Austin Scott Bluebond Renee Brooks Tracy Brubaker Ashara Cashaw Liz Daly Bonnie Farley Karen Fisk Edith Gamble Stephanie Greco Meggie Hughes Deeandra Knight Robin Phillips Courtney Ridley Renee Roff Aleasa Walker Lisa Wood With gratitude to our student ambassadors and their families and guardians who have joined us this evening. We applaud your courage in meeting the challenges you face every day: Michele Ciafalo Dacia Clark-Nedd Sharon Clark-Nedd Justin Kaniper Kathy Myers Ora Myers John Nedd Corey Robinson McKinley and Helen Robinson Amir Taylor-Thomas Ivory Taylor Carl Webster Special thanks to Fred Stein, Karen Homer, and Simon Kaufman. Lists at time of printing. — 53 — STAY CONNECTED LIKE US ON FACEBOOK GREEN TREE SCHOOL & SERVICES FOLLOW US ON TWITTER GREEN TREE SERVICES @GTSDASHS — 54 — On behalf of the Richard L. Levy Family and The Margaret G. Jacobs Charitable Trust, we congratulate Stephen J. Harmelin on this Lasting Legacy Award. — 55 — Celebrating the Creation of the Stephen and Julia Harmelin Fund for the Arts and Creative Expression at Green Tree School & Services. May this initiative Transform Lives and Impact Communities for generations to come, creating a truly Lasting Legacy. MRS. THOMAS J. HOLT, SR.
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