Thank you to all who supported our 2020 Non-Event!

It’s not too late to contribute!

Confirmed sponsors

Leadership Partner ($20,000)

Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Resilience Booster ($10,000)

The Philadelphia Trust Company

Mentor Champion ($5,000)

Stephanie “Sam” Fleetman

Dream Developer ($2,500)

Bank of America

Margaret Dalesandro, PhD and Palmer Dalesandro

The Swarthmore Group

Skill Builder ($1,000)


Barbara DeConcini, PhD and Walt Lowe, PhD

Madeline Sherry, Esq.

Judy Torres-Lynch & Jack Lynch

Dr. Mariellen Whelan

Peace Promoter ($500)

Yvette Bright

Otis Bullock, Esq.

Contemporary Staffing Solutions

Esperanza, Inc

Ofelia Garcia, PhD

Peter & Patty Greenhalgh

Margaret Healy, PhD

Mary Popit, SHCJ

Donors who bought tickets or made a donation up to $499

David Barrett
Daryl Black
Mary Broderick, SHCJ
Mary Bryan, SHCJ
Bushnell/Pelkey Fund
Ping Cao
Ruth Capuzzi
Gwen Carr
David Chiles
Marguerite Connell
Ches Crognale
Ann Donovan
Thomas DiPaolo
Christina Drea
General Floor Industries
Barbara Haenn
Nancy Hagenbach, SHCJ
Julie Haymaker
Ann Healy-Ayella
Christine Jakowski
Ina Lipman
Elizabeth Loomis, SHCJ
Juan Lopez, Jr.
Juan Lopez, Sr.
Shannon McGill
Nelson Morgan
Constance O’Connor
Steven Odell
Jean O’Meara, SHCJ
Jenna Perez
Wendella Ricker
Christina Rigterink
Tim Schlegel
Mary Jane Stahler
Madonna Sutter
Judith Talvacchia
Dian-Taylor Pringle
Rebecca Tone
Carmen Torres, SHCJ
Suzanne Toton
Ethel Trotter
Hunter Scott Trotter
Theresa A. Watton
France White, SHCJ
Mary Ellen Wiber

Special thank you to:

Molly Ryan of Kramer Drive, for designing our non-event invitation

Gretchen Spencer, for live-streaming our non-event

Carolann Torres, for keeping track of donations and sponsorships

Join Us in Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary!

Come and help us celebrate 25 years of being a love full of action in North Philadelphia. Enjoy food, drink, and fellowship while meeting some of our inspiring students and learning about how they are transforming their lives and community. We can’t wait to share the hope and joy of Providence Center with you!

Complimentary valet parking. Business attire.

Thursday May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Overbrook Golf Club, Villanova, PA

To purchase tickets, click here

Special thank you to our event sponsors:



Leadership Partner ($25,000)

Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Future Fueler ($15,000) 

Mariellen Whelan, PhD

Resilience Booster ($10,000) 

Mentor Champion ($5,000) 

Emerald Asset Management

Dream Developer ($2,500)

American Heritage Federal Credit Union

Bank of America

Margaret Dalesandro, PhD and Palmer Dalesandro

Barbara DeConcini, PhD and Walt Lowe, PhD

The Swarthmore Group, Inc.


Skill Builder ($1,000) 


Independence Blue Cross

Bill MacMillan and Donna Wood

Mustang Expediting

James Nevels

Nottingham, Walsh, Goodman and Associates, Merrill Lynch

Peace Promoter ($500) 


Ofelia Garcia

General Floor Industries

Arlene and Pat Gillespie

Patricia and Peter Greenhalgh

The Haverford Trust Company

Margaret Healy, PhD

Mary P. McPherson, PhD

Mary Popit, SHCJ

Margaret Reher, PhD

Rosemont College

Madonna Sutter

St. Denis Church

Hunter Scott Trotter

Registration for English Classes – Las Inscripciones para Clases de Inglés

Registration on April 30th 10am -11:30am & 6pm-7:30pm,                                May 1st 6pm-7:30pm, May 2nd 10am-11:30am,                                                  May 7th 10am-11:30am & 6pm-7:30pm,                                                                May 9th 10am-11:30am & 6pm-7:30pm

Cost of registration: $30

Las Inscripciones: 30 de Abril 10am -11:30am & 6pm-7:30pm,                               1 de Mayo 6pm-7:30pm, 2 de Mayo 10am-11:30am,                                                  7 de Mayo 10am-11:30am & 6pm-7:30pm,                                                                 9 de Mayo 10am-11:30am & 6pm-7:30pm

Costo de inscripciones: $30


Classes 2 days each week, 50 hours total
10:00am-12:05pm or 6:00pm-8:05pm
Cost: Free
Classes begin the week of January 21, 2019.
Clases dos veces cada semana, 50 horas en total
10:00am-12:05pm or 6:00pm-8:05pm
Costo: Gratis
Clases empiezan la semana de Enero 21, 2019.

For more information, please call (215) 739-7465.
Para más información, llame (215) 739-7465.

Let’s Celebrate! Save the Date:

Providence Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM—8:30 PM

Overbrook Golf Club, Villanova, PA

Join us for an evening of celebration as we reflect on 25 years as a love full of action in Fairhill and look forward to many more years providing joy, hope and education in our community.

We will post information on how to purchase tickets here and will send invitations to our friends and supporters in several months. To support our celebration as a sponsor, contact David Chiles at [email protected] or 215-739-7465.

Providence Center Open HousesClick here to RSVP!

We invite you to our new home!

2557 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133

Sunday, April 15 from 2:00 to 4:00

Celebrate with our fellow supporters and learn about our new buildings and programs from our children and teens.

* On Sunday, a complimentary bus will depart from The Holy Child Center, 1341 Montgomery Avenue, to Providence Center at 1:45 pm. It will return after the program. *

Thursday, April 19 from 4:30 to 6:30

See our programs in action and join our students, families and neighbors in celebrating our new building! There will be a short program at 5:15 pm.

Questions? Contact [email protected] or 215-739-7465.

Become a Sponsor for our Open Houses!

Help us fill our building with life, joy, and opportunity!

Support two children with a week of academic and emotional support in our safe haven.
Provide 50 hours of English classes for an adult, helping her to gain the skills and confidence to build a better life for herself and her family.
Support a fun community fair and send the children on a field trip to explore a museum or college in Philadelphia.
Help a child learn to manage stress, make positive choices, and build resilience in the face of difficult circumstances through a semester in our program.
Enable a teenager to develop the skills for academic success and the ability to mentor and inspire younger children.
Support ten middle school students for ten weeks as they develop their leadership abilities, self-confidence, and academic skills.
Give ten students a full year of social and emotional learning, mentoring, and academic support in our nurturing and joyful community.

Click here to RSVP and to sign up for sponsorship opportunities.

Providence Center Happy Hour!

Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bru Craft & Wurst, 1316 Chestnut St.

Join us for an evening of food, drinks, fellowship, and fun! Come on out to support Providence Center, try tasty beers and snacks with friends, and meet new people too! Connect with like-minded young professionals, who are interested in working towards positive change and social justice in Fairhill and around Philadelphia!

Purchase a $10 fundraiser wristband at the door to receive extended Happy Hour food and drink specials until 9:00. Be sure to bring your friends!

Questions? Email Julie McIntyre, Providence Center Development Director, at [email protected].

Sunday, April 30 from 12:30 – 3:00
The Holy Child School at Rosemont
Tickets:  $25 per adult, $10 per teen, children 12 and under free


Please join Providence Center and our children and youth for an afternoon of BBQ, games, and fellowship.  There will be fun activities for kids and opportunities to learn more about the ways we are a “love full of action” community.  Funds raised will support our services to families in the Fairhill community of North Philadelphia.


With you, every day’s a picnic, so we hope to see you there!


Contact [email protected] or 215-739-7465 for more info!



Please become a sponsor of our annual celebration. Money from sponsorships will help our children to have a safe and empowering place to go after school, our teens to become leaders and prepare for college, and adults in the community to learn in English classes and to have a chance for a quiet retreat.

The following sponsorship levels are derived from the Providence Pledge, a statement of our program values that is recited by the children.

Providence Pledge

I am a winner of Providence praise,
Developing my strengths in so many ways.
I’m bright and caring, with a great imagination;
I honor my community, and all of creation.
I have personal power; I’ve got my own voice.
I can solve any problem and make the best choice.
I have a future filled with possibilities,
And I can do anything through developing my abilities!


$7,500  Future Fueler

Listing as presenting sponsor with logo on program cover.

Sign displayed at the event.

Twelve free tickets.


$5,000  Strengths Developer

Listing on program cover without logo.

Sign displayed at the event.

Ten free tickets.


$2,500   Imagination Advocate

  Sign displayed at the event.

Eight free tickets.


$1,000   Power Promoter

Six free tickets


$   500    Problem Solver

Four free tickets


$   250    Ability Believer

Two free tickets


$   100    Providence Praiser

   One free ticket

 * All sponsorships received before April 15 will be listed in the event program.


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