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Around the Square Winter Review 2017


SOCIAL Table of Contents President’s Welcome ...................................................................................... 1 Welcome to New Board Members ............................................................ 2


Furry Friends Spotlignt: Meet Cassidy Israel ........................................ 5


Winter Tips for Pets .......................................................................................... 7

Friends of Rittenhouse Square Little Friends of Rittenhouse Square Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square

Holiday Tree Lighting ........................................................................................ 8 Young Friends Happy Hour ..........................................................................12 Menorah Lighting..............................................................................................13 2017 Membership Listings ...........................................................................14 Upcoming Events...............................................................................................19

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Donate Your Time The friends are always looking for volunteers who can donate their time to help Rittenhouse Square. Throughout the year there are a bevy of different projects that we could use extra help with in the office. From general administrative work like invitation mailings to more crafty antler and holiday give-away assembly - a few hours of your time could make a huge difference. We are also always looking for extra event staff! Please contact 267-586-5675 or

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President’s Welcome As we have welcomed in 2017, I want to wish all of our Friends of Rittenhouse Square members and your families a wonderful New Year. Looking back on 2016, we have so much to be thankful for and I am continuously surprised by your support of The Friends. As an organization we are so excited for the year to come and our efforts FRIENDS RITTENHOUSE to support our beloved Square. SQUARE of

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Our focus of 2017 is to continue to maintain the beauty and integrity of Rittenhouse Square Park. To accomplish this, The Friends are in constant contact with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, various city officials, and Philadelphia ) to the Friends of Rittenhouse Square in 2016. Your support makes our mission to ensure that we are keeping eautifying ThePolice Square possible. We truly appreciate your continued dedication Rittenhouse Square a safe and enjoyable place for all of its patrons. We pe to accomplish great things for the park. Below is a breakdown of the appreciate contributions from the Rittenhouse Square community and encourage residents and o our organization. Please feelthe free feedback to contact us and at 267-586-5675 or with any questions. businesses in the area to continue to keep in touch with The Friends of Rittenhouse Square and show their support tribution: $2,500.00 in helping us maintain this beautiful green space.


As the winter months progress and we move towards spring, we hope that you enjoy viewing the newly renovated formal gardens, as this will be their first full season in bloom. We look forward to seeing many of our dedicated onations: $0.00 $0.00 members around The Square in the weeks to come. We always enjoy celebrating the beauty of Rittenhouse Square $0.00 plan to continue these traditions this year. The endless efforts of The Friends have been aided immensely by g Friends Balland ticket non-deductible for goods or services) $0.00 the help of the annual membership campaign and our annual events and for that we are grateful.

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I thank you all again for your continued support of and commitment to The Friends of Rittenhouse Square. Regards,

Betsy Hummel President, Friends of Rittenhouse Square


Our Mission

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The mission of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square is to preserve, protect and beautify Rittenhouse Square.

Don’t forget to renew your 2017 Friends of Rittenhouse Square Membership! Membership funds are used for the care and maintenance of Rittenhouse Square on an annual basis.

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Welcome New Board Members Amanda R. Burden, MD is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. She has been an invited speaker at national and international anesthesiology meetings as well as at the United States Department of Education, White House Office of Science and Technology, and at the United States Congress and Senate to speak about patient safety strategies and simulation education. Dr. Burden currently practices anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology. Her clinical focus is critically ill adults and children. Working with a diverse team, she built and directs a successful multidisciplinary interprofessional simulation program and laboratory. She also conducts clinical research on simulation, healthcare quality and physician performance improvement issues. Dr. Burden also has a background of advocacy for the important role of patient safety and quality in healthcare. She serves on several Editorial Boards for Patient Safety and Medical Education.

Amanda R. Burden, MD

Amanda is active in the community and also serves on the Alumni Board Executive Committee for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Amanda has served on the Executive Committee for The Friends of Rittenhouse Square for six years and has previously served as the organization’s Secretary for several years. Amanda and her husband Guy Co-Chaired the Ball on the Square in 2007 and again in 2008.

Drew Brown - I live in the Parc Rittenhouse building with my wife, Susanna, and two children, Cole (6) and Grant (2). As Philadelphia residents for 16 years, my wife and I are actively involved and work to improve our community. Currently, Susanna helps organize the Little Friends of Rittenhouse Square Festival and I serve on the Board of our condominium.

Drew Brown

I completed my undergraduate degree from Wharton in 2002. After college, I worked for a Philadelphia real estate investment firm and over the last 12 years I have worked for Goldman Sachs. I have a strong understanding of financial statements, investments, and business operations. Combining a strong financial background with an appreciation of the community will allow me to serve with the capability and interest of keeping the Square one of the best parts of our city.

Nicole Cashman, a Philadelphia native, began her career at Drexel University where she earned a B.S in Design and Merchandising with a minor in Marketing, along with completing a Co-Op internship with the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York City. Her success in retail continued with her role as Public Relations Director for Bloomingdale’s in New York City, where she managed communication and event initiatives for the New York metro region and Boston. She was then recruited as Director of Public Relations & Special Events for 28 Strawbridge’s stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Her prowess and desire to work with multiple brands, led her to strike out on her own and establish what is now one of the most respected and prestigious agencies; where along with her team, she has been responsible for the success of many media programs and high-profile events. The agency is known for working with a roster of major brands including the Center City District, Stephen Starr Restaurants, Visit Philadelphia (formerly the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation), City of Philadelphia, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Scannapieco Development Corporation, Comcast, Live Nation, Niche Media Publications, and more. Nicole’s dedication to the community is a value she’s instilled into the core of her company where giving her time as a volunteer is paramount, as well as dedicating a robust corporate giving policy. Nicole’s presence has been seen on the board of organizations including the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Greater Philadelphia Film

Office, City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and The Power Shift; as well as leading committees for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Friends of Rittenhouse Square and Gift of Life. Nicole has received the CCPA REAL Small Business Award, Drexel University’s Rankin-Epstein Distinguished Alumni Award, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction Award, the Special Achievement Award in Business from the National Italian American Political Action Committee, PRSA’s DeAnn White Award for Individual Achievement, and most recently, the Gift of Life Donor Program’s Hero of the Year Award.

Nicole Cashman

Renée Dubyk moved to Rittenhouse Square after graduating from Philadelphia University. Renée studied Fashion Industry Management and Organizational Dynamics and is now President of a distribution & manufacturing company in Philadelphia. Even when living overseas for a couple of years, she was unable to part with the apartment and neighborhood that always felt like home, no matter how long she had been away. Renée has enjoyed working with the Friends organization and loves to see our beautiful Square continue to thrive.

Renée Dubyk

New Board Members (continued) Adam E. Laver is a partner at Blank Rome LLP, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate development, zoning and land use, and real property tax. He works closely with elected officials and municipal agencies such as the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Philadelphia Historical Commission, the Department of Licenses & Inspections, the City Planning Commission, and other municipal agencies in various jurisdictions, to obtain zoning, use, building, and related permits for both regional and national developers of real estate. Mr. Laver also represents owners and developers in connection with real estate tax exemption, abatement, and market value assessment appeals before the Board of Revision of Taxes and other boards of assessment appeals. Adam E. Laver

In the civic and charitable arena, Adam Laver currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia. He is a past chancellor of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, and serves of the boards of directors of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society & Foundation, the Committee of Seventy, and the State of Israel Bonds, as well as the board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. He is also an elected 8th Ward committeeman. Adam Laver grew up in Center City and is now raising his children in the neighborhood. He, along with his wife, Sara, and children, Alana (age 9) and Noah (age 6), live at the Rittenhouse Plaza.

Linda Lightman, a former labor and employment attorney, is the founder and CEO of Linda’s Stuff. Linda presides over a company that has grown to become the largest, most successful consignment seller of designer fashion on eBay in the world. Linda employs over 100 people in a 100,000 square foot office in Hatboro. Linda has become a go-to resource for business and fashion media as an authority on topics ranging from luxury products to consignment, and eBay. She has appeared on Nightline, The Today Show, Bloomberg TV and been interviewed by the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Fast Company and the Los Angeles Times, among other outlets. In July of 2016, Linda added TV show host to her resume with the launch of her show “I Can Find $3000 In Your Home” on ABCd. Linda also is an active philanthropist, serving on the Philanthropy Board for Federation and has worked with celebrities such as New York housewife Jill Zariin, Shark Tank’s Daymond John, and even Paula Abdul, auctioning items on Linda’s Stuff to benefit various charities. Linda has two grown sons and her and husband Fred moved to 1820 Rittenhouse Square five years ago.

Linda Lightman

Furry Friends Spotlight:

Meet Cassidy Israel Nickname: Cassie Aspirational Nickname: Belle of Rittenhouse Breed: Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Age: 4 years old Personal Attendants: Ann Sue & David Israel First Home in Philadelphia: AKA Rittenhouse Hotel Current Home in Philadelphia: Cypress Street – close enough to The Square to take multiple daily trips with my personal escorts! Moving from suburban Long Island to urban Philadelphia, I am adjusting to my surroundings and love that The Square is so dog-friendly allowing me to play with all of my fellow canine pals! Favorite Places to Eat: I loved getting to dine with my personal staff at A. Kitchen, Devon, Parc and Rouge; always great to people watch! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming! Favorite Toy: Singing Mouse Arch-Enemies: Squirrels Cassie Around the Square: If you see me sporting my green Furry Friends tag, please come say “hello”! Be prepared for a friendly greeting, I will probably jump on you and even try to kiss you if you get close!

About Furry Friends The Furry Friends of Rittenhouse Square are the pet members of The Friends. Your pet can join at or by calling 267-586-5675. In each edition of the newsletter, one of our Furry Friend members will be featured. If you would like to have your pet considered for inclusion join today or if they are already a Furry Friend, email us at



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Avoid icy walkways, as animals can slip and pull muscles and ligaments. Slips and falls also can aggravate existing conditions like hip dysplasia.

When snow is deep, clear an area where your dog can relieve itself. Many dogs, particularly small ones, will not relieve themselves in deep snow.

After a walk, wash and dry your dog’s paws. Salt and other material spread on sidewalks cause irritation to the feet.

Do not leave dogs outside for extended periods of time. Water in bowls can freeze when left outside, preventing your pet’s access to water.





When shoveling snow, keep dogs away. Many dogs like to jump at snow as it flies from the shovel. They may run into the sharp edge of the shovel and get cut.

Antifreeze has a sweet odor and taste that seems to lure animals. A very small amount of the liquid can be lethal to cats and dogs. If an animal has had contact with contaminated surfaces, seek veterinary attention immediately.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Penn Vet’s Emergency Service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 215-746-8911 or visit Ryan Hospital at 3900 Spruce Street.

Because cats like to hide under the hoods of cars during cold weather, thump the hood a few times before entering a vehicle and turning the key.

Short-coated and smallbreed dogs should wear a sweater or coat to keep warm outside.

Rittenhouse Square

Holiday Tree Lighting December 1, 2016

The 2016 Annual Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting took place

on Thursday, December 1st, 2016. Families and Friends from all over the Philadelphia area joined together in the center of Rittenhouse Square to ring in the holiday season with song and cheer. Santa Claus made a special visit to Rittenhouse Square to help our attendees count down to the lighting of the Christmas tree. The Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting program included musical performances from the MacGuffin Theatre & Film Company’s Singin’ Bohemians, In The Mix A Cappella Group, the Greater Overbrook String Band, and the Philly POPS. Holiday speeches at the event were heard from Friends of Rittenhouse Square President, Betsy Hummel, Rittenhouse Row Founder, Corie Moscow, and our presenting sponsors from TD Bank. A special thank you to IBEW Local 98, John Dougherty, and MJK Electric for donating the tree and lights that make The Square look so inviting during the winter season. Attendees enjoyed the program while sipping on deliciously warm apple cider and hot cocoa as well as treats from local eateries. The cherries on top of the holiday sundae were the festive accessories of elf hats and reindeer antlers handed out to over 600 attendees during the event. Rittenhouse Square was truly one big community of happy holiday goers at this event and we look forward to wonderful 2017 in Rittenhouse Square Park!

A big thank you to our event participants:

In The Mix A Cappella Group

Young Friends Happy Hour On Tuesday, November 29th, our Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square kicked off the holiday season with their Holiday Happy Hour at Scarpetta Rittenhouse. Over 60 Young Friends were in attendance to mix and mingle with other young professionals from the Rittenhouse area while helping to raise fnds to support the daily care of Rittenhouse Square Park. The Young Friends were thrilled to host their happy hour at the newly opened Scarpetta Rittenhouse in The Rittenhouse hotel and residence and enjoyed the evening with delicious cocktails and light bites. The Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square will be holding various events throughout the year including the Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square Ball on The Square on Thursday, June 15, 2017. For more information on our Young Friends or to get involved, please e-mail

Menorah Lighting On December 27, 2016, the Rittenhouse Square community came together to celebrate the festival of lights with the lighting of the Menorah. Led by Rabbi Goldman from Center City Chabad, the community sang, lit the candles and rejoiced in the Hanukkah festivities. Among the crowd were city officials Councilman Allan Domb and the city representative for Mayor Kenney, Sheila Hess who both address the crowd with holiday spirit. Members of the community were encouraged to donate new and gently used outerwear to support the homeless this winter. The evening was uplifting and a beautiful way to come together as a community.

2017 Membership Listings *As of February 15, 2017 Thank you to our membership for helping The Friends preserve, protect, and beautify The Square!

Rittenhouse Circle Joanne Berwind Mr. & Mrs. Sid Brown Richard & Flo Celender James & Cheryl Dexter Dorchester Owners Association Mr. & Mrs. Louis Eni Mr. and Mrs.Joseph Field Mr. & Mrs. Bill Green Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Honickman Mr. Dennis Hummel Mr. & Mrs. Seth Lehr Mr. & Mrs. Sonny Mandell Mr. & Mrs. David Pallett Ms. Laurie Phillips & Mr. Barry A. Milberg Joseph Rively Parc Rittenhouse Condominium Association Jana Foundation Inc Mr. & Mrs. Fred Shabel Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Shanis Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stutman Mike Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Steve Thorne Marian & Norman Wolgin Mr. & Mrs. Joe Zuritsky

Benefactor Mr. & Mrs. Theodore R. Aronson Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Birenbaum Mr. & Mrs. Drew Brown Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Davidow Ms. Lisa Detwiler & Mr. Don Mahoney Ms. Pam Estadt Drs. Peter & Pamela Freyd Herrin Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Leon L. Levy Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Lindsay Joanna McNeil Lewis Dr. & Mrs. James Meyer Pearl Properties Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Ms. Lisa B. Popowich & Mr. Jonathan Stein Mr. John Sanabor Mr. Robert Schwartz & Ms. Judith Creed Mr. & Mrs. James Shacklett Eric & Lorraine Stanhope Hirschberg Ms. Deborah Tye

Patron Mr. Elgart Aster & Mr. Paul Swerdlove Drs. Claudia & Richard Balderston Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Block Mr. Tom Callan Comcast Spectacor Charities Mr. & Mrs. Win Churchill Mr. John DePaul and Ms. Kathleen Donato Mr. Joseph Dimaio, Jr. Ms. Margaret C. Dolan Dr. Alexander and Andrea Ehrlich Mr. David Fineman Donald Fox & Allison Vulgamore Mr. & Mrs. Barry Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Jon Goodman Ms. B. Anne Hanko Mr. & Mrs. Harold Honickman Mr. & Mrs. Holden Hummel Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Steven Kessler Holly Kinser Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kleinschmidt Mr. & Mrs. Torsten Kreider Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kyle Rittenhouse Markets Mr. John J. Medveckis Anna & Michael Minkovich Dr. & Mrs. Michael Naidoff David Neff Bridget Newell Mr. & Mrs. Russell Palmer Ms. Sharon Pinkenson & Mr. Joseph H. Weiss Dr. Joseph Roberts & Dr. Kathryn Ames Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Rose Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Rosen Mr. Stephen Sader Ms. Patricia Salmon Chris Sanchirico & Hilary Alger Peter Shihadeh & Randy Dobin Mr. & Mrs. Harris Sklar Mrs. Constance Smukler Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Assn., Inc. Mr. Paul Swerdlove Mr. Charles Toll & Diane Apfelbaum Toll Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Unruh, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Wachs John A. Westrum Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Wolfson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Woosnam Dr. & Mrs. Harold Yaffe Mr. Benjamin Zuckerman & Ms. Marian Robinson

Friend Dr. Sylvia Beck & Dr. Jay Federman Sharyn Berman Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Black Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Block Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Bonovitz Christopher & Wendy Born Mr. Ira Brind & Ms. Stacey Spector William Brinkman & Sybille Zeldin Mr. Paul Brown Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Burke Mr. Benito Cachinero & Ms. Deborah Gorman Ms. Stacie Chen & Mr. Michael Buroojy The David Ciervo Family Mr. Miles Cohen Ms. Polly Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colvin Mr. David Conner Mr. David J. Cooper Mr. Dan Coyle Mr. Luis De Velasco Mrs. Isaac Djerassi Renée Dubyk David & Meredith Dunn Mr. William Eisen Mrs. Alexandra M. Estey Mr. & Mrs. Jack Farber Mr. S. David Fineman & Joy Sardinsky Mr. Bruce A. Finlayson Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Foster Dr. & Mrs. Fred Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Freed Donna & David Gerson Lisa Glassner Dr. & Mrs. John Glick Mr. Bruce Godfrey Drs. Vivian & Mark Greenberg Ms. Donna Marie Gregor A. Alan Gross Rob & Pam Gundlach Ms. Carole Haas Gravagno Gregory Hanson Pamela Hoelsken Mr. & Mrs. Richard Jaffe Mr. & Mrs. Ed Kabala Mr. & Mrs. Warren Kantor Eddie Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Kimmel Mr. Charles Kopp Mr. & Mrs. Eric Kraeutler Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Kramer Robert D. Lane, Jr. & Randi Zemsky Mr. & Mrs. Adam Laver Mr. William L. Leonard Mr. & Mrs. Richard Levy Gayle Lewis Ms. Robyn Lewison

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Lieberman Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Lundy Sally & Tod MacKenzie Mr. & Mrs. Alan Mandeloff Mr. Eugene L. Marks Ms. Rosalie C. Matzkin Mr. & Mrs. Christopher McElwee Mr. Lawrence G. McMichael, Esq. Bob & Jeanne Melchionni Ms. Norma Michaels Mr. Damon Michels George & Keiko Miller Mr. Ron Miller Dr. Karen Miura Mr. Edward Montgomery, Jr. Mr. David Skolnick & Ms. Marilee Morris Thomas & Ann Morris Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Neducsin Mr. & Mrs. Howard Needleman Mr. & Mrs. Barry Neff Ms. Barbara I. O’Neill Nicole Onesti Mr. Jeffrey Orleans Dr. Mary Parenti & Mr. Richard Castor Mrs. John Pelino Ms. Merle Raab Ms. Roberta Richard Mrs. Linda Richardson Mr.& Mrs. Richard Rosenberg Mr. Hugh Rouse & Mr. Leonard Olds Mr. & Mrs. Mark E. Rubenstein Mr. & Mrs. David Russell Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sacher Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Salandria Dr. Alan R. Sandman & John Pcsolar Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Scott Ellen & Bob Seltzer Ms. Judith Shadden Torrance Mr. & Mrs. Steve Shapiro Ms. Elaine L. Sherman & Mr. Robert Cohan Dr. Susan Shively Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Sidewater Mr. & Mrs. Corey Smith Sobol & Sobol Mr. & Mrs. Harmon Spolan Ms. Maxine Stotland Mr.& Mrs. Martin Sussman Mr. & Mrs. Randolph Swartz Ms. Michelle Taglialetela Ms. Sandra Taub Carolyn Temin Ms. Romona Vosbikian Judith Wagner Ms. Constance Webber Dr. & Mrs. Alan Wein Mr. Garth Weldon Dr. & Mr. Rob Wells Susan West Lisa Witomski & James Scott

Family Jody Abrams Mr. & Mrs. William Albert Ms. Judith Axler Michael and Susan Axler Mrs. Betsy Balin Ms. Penny Balkin Bach David L. Barquist & Douglas Schaller Dr. & Mrs. Horace Barsh Cindy & Mark Baum Baicker Jody & Ken Baxter Mr. David R. Beck and Ms. Marsha N. Dorman Prof. & Mrs. Michael Bedford Mr. & Mrs. Dave Beik Mr. Eric Berg & Ms. Claudia Mills Dr. Eric Berger & Dr. Melissa Lerman Tempa Berish Rita Bernstein & Alan Zuckerman Mark & Maryellen Blass Mr. & Mrs. James Bodine Ms. Patricia Lang Boyer & Mr. John Rorer, III Stanton & Jill Braid Mr. Michael Carey & Mr. Phillip Mendelsohn Isela Castillo & Annette Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Edward Chacker Denise Cohen & Matthew Conklin Mr. & Mrs. Russell Crockett, Sr. Peggy & Mark Curchack Sandra & Michael Dean Dr. and Mrs. Alan Decherney Mr. Francis P. Devine III & Ms. Madeline M. Sherry Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Diamond Mr. & Mrs. Leendert Drukker Ms. Barbara Eberlein Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm Ecker Ms. Gloria G. Einbender Dr. Gary Emmett & Dr. Marianne Ruby Dr. and Mrs. Jack Ende Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Epstein Ms. Evelyn Eskin & Dr. David Major Mr. Joseph Evancich & Ms. Linda Gattinella Gilbert Feinberg and Nadeen Van Tuyle Mr. & Mrs. David Felderman Joseph, Donna & Gabrielle Ms. Janet R. Fox Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Stan Freed Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Freedman Mr. James Fulton Jr. & Mr. Eric Rymshaw Mr. & Mrs. R. Jeffrey Galli Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Glennon Ms. Melissa Grimm Mr. & Mrs. Rick Grodin, Jack, Max & Ike Dr. & Mrs. Paul Gross Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hannon Mr. & Mrs. Ben Heinzen Hon. & Mrs. Harris Hollin Mrs. Robert A. Horen

Mr. Sam Howe & Ms. Dodi Fordham Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hullings Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Hymowitz David Israel & Ann Sue Israel Ms. Gina R. Keck Toba & Larry Kerson Dr. David Kietrys & Mr. Jack Edler Mr. Kevin Kinkade Mr. Michael Kinslow Mr. & Mrs. Jack Kirshner Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Klehr Dr. Lorraine Kligman Mr. & Mrs. Jim Korsh Mr. & Mrs. Ed Kung Ms. Laura LaRosa Mr. William Lederer Dr. Charles W. Lentz & Mr. Matthew Malinowski Honorable Benjamin Lerner & Ms. Mimi Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Richard Levine Dr. & Mrs. Murry E. Levyn Mr. Howard & Dr. Carol Lidz Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loewy Ms. Rachele Loffer Judith Losben Mr. & Mrs. Jay Ludwig The Cipriani Family Mr. & Mrs. Michael McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. Philip McMunigal Ms. Peg Mertz & Mr. Michael Lynagh Ms. Nancy Middlebrook & Mr. Tom Sherman Mr. Konstantinos Mikropoulos Henry J. & Nicolette E. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Mark Mishkin John Morris Ms. Kathleen Mulhern Ms. Alana Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Michael Neuman Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Pomerantz Mr. & Mrs. Graham Quinn Abe & Sherri Reich Mr. & Mrs. David Richman Mr. Charles Robin Lee A. Rosengard & Andrea R. Kramer Ms. Sally Rosenthol Aileen & Mel Rothbard Dr. & Mrs. Martin Rubel Ms. Carol Saline & Mr. Paul Rathblott Patsy & Val Sauri Ms. Karen Schermerhorn & Mr. Evan Seymour Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schneider Kenneth Schoenholz Mr. & Mrs. Louis W. Schwartz William & Valerie Schwartz Mr. Gregory Segall Ms. Nina Segre & Mr. Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. Amit & Anita Shah Sarah Shannon Mr. Thomas Sharbaugh Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Sheller Ms. Susan Sherman

Mr. & Mrs. Doug Simon Mr. & Mrs. Angus Smith Mr. & Mrs. William Stamps Andrew Terhune & Janice McMillen Mr. Alan Wechsler & Dr. Laura Wechsler Ms. Judith Weeks Mr. & Mrs. Robert Weiss David & Betsy Wice Mr. Justin B. Wineburgh, Esq. Ilene & David Winikur

Individual Jennifer Abrevaya Ms. Christine Adair Ms. Brigitte Addimando Asima Ahmad Ms. Ellen Alesker Mr. Kunal Amrute Ms. Linda Amsterdam Irene Levy Baker & David Baker Ms. Nancy Balbus Dr. Aaron D. Bannett Mr. Lawrence I. Bass Victoria Bayle Mr. Joel D. Beaver Mr. & Mrs. Peter Benoliel Ms. Sondra Taylor Bergey Catherine Berryman Mr. William C. Bertolet Sheel Bhuta Richard Bitner Mr. Cullen Blake & Ms. Katherine Milkman Mr. Louis Bluver Claire Boasi David Bond Richard Branton Ms. Marie Bridy Penninah Brodie Ms. Christina Brus Mr. Robert Burg Ms. Sandra Bush Kuby Mr. John Calabro Ms. Janet Campbell-Taylor Mr. Richard Cohen Ms. Marilyn S. Conway Jacob Cooper Mr. R. James Cromwell Rev. Msgr. Louis A. D’Addezio Toby Davidov Terri Davitch Mr. Robert S. Diamond Ms. Carol Domb Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dominguez Ms. Suzanne Eagleson Mr. & Mrs. George Economou Barbara Edelstein Mr. Bernard L. Edelstein Ms. Bonnie Eisenfeld

Gerald M. Eisenstat Mr. & Mrs. Rich Feldman Ms. Betty Fitzgerald Donald M. Friedman Sonal Gambhir Ms. Janice Gault & Mr. James Vander Patrick Gault Ms. Tammy L. Gavitt Mr. Michael Gilbertson Ms. Scheryl Glanton Mr. Steven Goldblatt Ms. Marilyn Gray Ms. Arlene R. Grenald Mr. Bob Groves & Ms. LaVonne France Ms. Janet Hagan Mr. David Harbater Ms. Sandra Hart Ms. Lora Hemphill Mrs. Deena R. Hessler Ms. Teresa Hixon Mr. Robert W. Hull Martin Ihrig Mr. Neil Izenberg Ms. Miriam Kanev Ms. Linda Katz Ellen Killen & Thomas Goodman Constance Kirker Dr. Sandra Koffler Jorge Kostianovsky Mr. & Mrs. Larry Kramer Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Krasnoff Margaret Kruza Lance Lacheen Ms. Virginia E. Lampson Mr. John Lane Judge & Mrs. Samuel Lehrer Ms. Dorie Lenz Mr. & Mrs. Howard Levinson Ms. Dolores Lubin Mr. Nicholas Maiale Ms. Glenda C. Marshall Ms. Lynn Martosella Ms. Madelyn Mignatti Mr. Karl F. Miller & Professor Roberta Tarbell Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mimnaugh Aryam Modesto Mr. Stan Monson & Ms. Elaine Breslow Ms. Barbara Murphy Ms. Iris Newman Charles O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Pang Mr. Mark Pecorini Ms. Valerie Pedicone Mr. Philip Petri Katherine Puccio William Quinn A. Elliott Rittenhouse, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Roberts Mrs. Rosane Rocher Ms. Dana Rosen

Ms. Joan Rosenfeld Ms. Elaine H. Rosomoff Mr. Edward Roth Dr. & Mrs. Bernard Rothman Beverly Rubin Roger Rubin Ms. Linda Saad Harvey C. Sacks Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Sanjenis Stuart Sarson Mr. Harry Carl Schaub & Mrs. Kathryn Deans-Schaub Mr. Frederick Scheuren Mr. James Schultz Michelle Schultz Carmen E. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Ron Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Michael Scullin Dr. Kathy J. Segal Mrs. Segal Mrs. Hedvah Shuchman Dr. & Mrs. Robert Siegle Ms. Leslye Silver Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sitner Mrs. Matthew Slap Mr. & Mrs. Brian Smith Robert Smith Mr. Leo Solomon William Spang Laurence & Wendy Steinberg Dr. Robert Stern & Ms. Mary Ellen Weber Brooke Stewart Mr. John Taima William Torchia, Esq. Ms. Caroline Turek-Antonelli Ms. Ellen S. Varenhorst Ms. Audrey Walters Mr. & Mrs. Dane Wells Meredith West Jackie Whyte Joan P. Wohl Mr. & Mrs. Steven Wolfgang Leslie Zahler Amin Zaman Ms. Barbara Zarsky

Young Friend Meghan Bachman Ms. Jackie Bean Kathryn Burke Mr. & Mrs. Nick Campbell Celine Elefson Zachary Frankel Gabrielle Gorin Elizabeth Grutzmacher Victoria Johnston Courtney Katz Elizabeth Mathew Stevko

Kelly Mericle Michael Moore Emily Newton Tori O’Malley Ashley Orleans

Ms. Marquita Robinson Whitney Roller Andrew Rosner Andrew Sciolla Dr. Taylor Sewell Cory Siegfried Dr. Rajan Singla Evan Solomon John Ventura Alison Whitehill Eva Yuen Dr. Rajan Singla Evan Solomon John Ventura Alison Whitehill

Corporate Patron PNC BANK

Furry Friend Alfie Cassidy Israel Daxby & Eddie Spaghetti Raylan

A Special Thank You The Friends of Rittenhouse Square would like to thank Kate Kosarek for her dedication to the organization. Kate served as the Friends of Rittenhouse Square’s Executive Director for over six years and her passion and tireless efforts in helping this organization grow is greatly appreciated by its Board of Directors, committees, and members. We wish Kate the best of luck in her future endeavors and thank her for her great work with The Friends! The Friends would like to welcome Jackie Whyte as she joins us as the new Executive Director of the organization. Jackie has worked for over 30 years right on Rittenhouse Square and is very familiar with the ongoing efforts of The Friends.

Upcoming Events: Spring 2017 May 12 - 14 Fine Craft Show at Rittenhouse Square May 13

Love Your Park Day

May 20

Rittenhouse Row

May 24

Membership Meeting

June 2 - 4

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

June 14

Little Friends Festival

June 15

Ball on The Square

LOVE Your Park Day Volunteers are needed for the 2017 Spring Love Your Park Day on Saturday, May 13, to help plant daffodil and tulip bulbs in the park. Work starts at 9:00am by the Gardener’s Cottage and continues until 12:00pm (or when work is complete). Groups are welcome; please make sure children arrive with adequate supervision. If you would like to help, please contact to sign-up. This event is weather permitting and may be cancelled due to rain or extreme temperatures.

Sponsorship Opportunities The Friends of Rittenhouse Square are always looking for neighborhood residents and businesses to help us in our fundraising efforts. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our summer events please contact to learn more about sponsorship benefits for The Ball on The Square, The Young Friends Ball on The Square and our Little Friends Festival. *Please be sure to renew your membership by April 1, as invitations to our upcoming events will go out to our current members this spring!

For more information about Friends of Rittenhouse, please visit

Friends of Rittenhouse - Winter Review 2017  

The Friends of Rittenhouse Square was created in 1976 to address the increasing gap between available city funding and the maintenance needs...

Friends of Rittenhouse - Winter Review 2017  

The Friends of Rittenhouse Square was created in 1976 to address the increasing gap between available city funding and the maintenance needs...