Please join us as we celebrate the 2017 Solas Awards, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5:30-8 PM. The Solas Awards are a hallmark of our organization and the primary fundraising event to recognize key community organizations and business leaders for their work supporting immigrant integration in Philadelphia. At the event, you will meet a remarkable array of business, civic and community leaders who, like you, are tapping into diverse talent to enhance their ability to compete in today's economy. It is a terrific opportunity to demonstrate support for Philadelphia's growing global population. |
Solas means 'light' in Irish. Each year at the Solas Awards, the Welcoming Center honors individuals and businesses that illuminate the positive impact that immigrants make to the regional economy.
Realizing the American Dream Award:
Michael & Diane Chow
Michael and Diane Chow, Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs and owners of Sang Kee Restaurant who have used their talents and hard work to build a successful business, will receive the Realizing the American Dream Award for creating economic opportunities for foreign-born and American-born workers alike.
Atlas Award for Advancing Opportunity:
10,000 Small Businesses
Nicole Ross will accept the Atlas Award for Advancing Opportunity on behalf of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses for creating opportunities for immigrant entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region.
Dennis Clark Solas Award:
Alberto Ibargüen, President & CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will receive the Dennis Clark Solas Award for his leadership at the Knight Foundation and his unwavering commitment to social, cultural, economic and civic engagement of immigrants which has inspired and supported the growth of the Welcoming Center.
Networking Reception 5:30-6:45
Cocktail Hour & Heavy hors d'oeuvres
Awards Program 6:45 to 8:00
Coffee & Dessert
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel (View)
201 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|