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July 22, 2011 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com
Assistant U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid will be suspended for 100 days without pay for accepting political contributions from her staff for two Republican candidates, according to an agreement reached with the U.S. Justice Department and Office of Special Counsel. Magid admitted to violating the federal Hatch Act, which limits the political activities of government employees, by receiving contributions from her subordinates for then-U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and now-U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan in 2008 and 2009.
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January 4, 2016
Super shopping, sensational skirts, sumptuous treats, and supportive friends all awaited the 60-plus attendees at a fund-raiser at Skirt in Bryn Mawr on Nov. 18. The event was held to raise funds and show support for the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization. The $3,000 raised will be used to provide those in need with breast-cancer information and education through conferences, community meetings, online webinars, a toll-free help line, printed publications and newsletters, and a comprehensive website.
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June 22, 2012
A FUNDRAISER for injured firefighter Pat Nally and the families of the two firefighters who were killed in the April 9 Kensington warehouse blaze will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Maggie's Waterfront Cafe on Delaware Avenue, near Linden, inTorresdale. Most of the proceeds will go to Nally, 26, who was seriously injured in the fire, said Bill Gault, president of Local 22, the firefighters union, which is sponsoring the Honoring Heroes fundraiser along with the police union.
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May 1, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
THE PHILADELPHIA Board of Ethics yesterday fined Deborah Watson-Stokes, who's running for judge, $300 for sending out a fundraising flier and planning her retirement party as a fundraiser before she'd officially quit working for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Watson-Stokes worked for the D.A.'s office from September 1990 until Feb. 6, according to the ethics board. In January, she told her colleagues there that she planned to resign and run for judge in Municipal Court and Common Pleas Court - and that her retirement party would be a fundraiser, according to the ethics board.
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June 22, 2012 | Julie Shaw
A fundraiser for injured firefighter Pat Nally and the families of the two firefighters who were killed in the April 9 Kensington warehouse blaze will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Maggie's Waterfront Cafe on Delaware Avenue, near Linden, in the Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia. Most of the proceeds will go to Nally, 26, who was seriously injured in the fire, said Bill Gault, president of Local 22, the firefighters union, which is sponsoring the Honoring Heroes fundraiser, in collaboration with the police union.
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June 9, 2012 | By Sam Wood and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The White House today announced that President Obama will come to Philadelphia next week to attend a campaign event. The President is slated to arrive on Air Force One at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday during the evening rushhour. He will be whisked north Center City where he will hold a fundraiser at the Franklin Institute, according to organizers. Commuters may want to avoid I-95 south of the city during the evening rush. Contact Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.com, or @inqwriter on Twitter.
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May 24, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
STATE SEN. Dominic Pileggi 's campaign committee held a fundraiser last week in Philadelphia with nearly 200 people packed into a hotel conference room. One of them stood out. Developer Bart Blatstein roamed the event, held at the Hyatt at the Bellevue on South Broad Street, with well-connected local attorney Bill Sasso . Blatstein, one of six bidders for the city's remaining casino license, is prohibited by law from making campaign contributions. Sasso, who was listed in the "Leader's Circle" hosting the Pileggi fundraiser, is also registered with the state Gaming Control Board as a representative of Blatstein's casino application.
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October 14, 2012 | BY MICHAEL HINKELMAN, Daily News Staff Writer
THAT BENEFIT PARTY the Fraternal Order of Police is throwing for fired Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey on Oct. 28 apparently isn't going over too well. Josey, 40, is the cop who was caught on a viral video punching Aida Guzman last month during the Puerto Rican Day Parade, prompting Commissioner Charles Ramsey to fire him. But the police union plans to fete Josey with a $30-a-person fundraiser at the FOP hall on Spring Garden Street near Broad. FOP President John McNesby told the Daily News for a story published Friday that the FOP doesn't consider Josey's action a "fireable offense" and supports the fundraiser.
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September 22, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
ALLENTOWN Mayor Ed Pawlowski was forced yesterday to dial back his claim of support in the 2014 Democratic primary election from former Gov. Ed Rendell. That came after Rendell made clear last week that he will not endorse a candidate in that race. The Pawlowski campaign sent an email to reporters early yesterday morning with a headline that claimed Rendell hosted a party for him Thursday evening at the Ballard Spahr law firm in Center City, raising more than $50,000. The email said the fundraiser was for Pawlowski's 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
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August 1, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
The 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education have separate nonprofit foundations that act on their behalf to raise money from donors. But that relationship at Mansfield University in north-central Pennsylvania - the second-smallest school in the system - has soured in a big way. The dispute between the Mansfield University Foundation and university leaders became so acrimonious earlier this year that the foundation's three-person staff was forced out of its campus office with just four days' notice.
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July 16, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The Democratic National Convention's host committee went to court Thursday to stop the release of any fund-raising records pending the outcome of an appeal the committee filed at the same time. The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee is fighting the release of the quarterly fund-raising reports it is required to file with the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID), the public agency that guaranteed it a $15 million line of credit. Last month, the state Office of Open Records ordered those reports released to the public.
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July 8, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania SPCA will be holding a fund-raising event in the memory of George Bengal, the shelter's director of Humane Law who died last month. "A Night for George" will be held July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 732 Saint Andrew Road, in Philadelphia. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will go to the George Bengal Fund to End Animal Cruelty, which was created shortly before Bengal died from cancer. The event will include food from Revolution Taco, beverages from Tito's Handmade Vodka and Unibroue, a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets.
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June 5, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
The preschool teacher found dead and chained to a cinder block in a Chester County pond this week had started a new job in April. Ryan Stevyn Benjamin especially enjoyed working with children who struggled. She was fluent in Spanish and sign language, and as a child and young adult, she traveled to China, Brazil, and Argentina with her mother. Her friends and family said she was humble and caring. Christine Dragan, executive director of Warwick Child Care Center Inc., said Benjamin was an intelligent woman who "found her passion working with young children.
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June 3, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
For weeks, defense lawyers have portrayed U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and wealthy political fund-raiser Herbert Vederman as the best of friends - a "political odd couple" who forged a personal bond despite backgrounds that could not be more different. On Wednesday, prosecutors in the two men's federal corruption trial sought to show that the friendship came with privileges. Witnesses ranging from Vederman's girlfriend to the man who ran President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign testified that Fattah had on several occasions extended his influence to benefit Vederman, his loved ones, and his ambitions.
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May 30, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Fund-raising for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has been a tougher slog this year than in the past, but convention host committee chair Ed Rendell says he expects to meet the party's financial targets by the time the convention opens two months from now. The party plans to raise some $64 million for the conclave, which will run July 25-28. Rendell said Saturday the party was $9 million to $10 million short of that goal now. Rendell attributed the difficulty to congressional budget cuts - lawmakers once appropriated $18 million each to the Republican and Democratic conventions, but no more - and a drop in corporate giving.
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May 1, 2016
On April 13, the Support Center for Child Advocates hosted its annual benefit and auction, celebrating 39 years of pro bono legal and social-service advocacy for abused and neglected children. More than 800 people gathered in the Crystal Tea Room at Wanamaker. Guests enjoyed an open bar, hor d'oeuvres, a silent auction, an awards program, and an exciting live auction. This year's 2016 Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award winners were Penny and Robert Fox, philanthropists and founders of the James Fox Foundation and Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, which supports education for hundreds of youth and teaches the importance of community service and civic involvement.
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April 17, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Dickinson College is preparing to launch a major fund-raising campaign, but its current president, Nancy A. Roseman, won't be raising the funds. Roseman, who arrived at Dickinson in 2013 as the first female leader in the college's long history, said she would resign, effective June 30. "It's an eight-year marathon," Roseman, 57, said of the upcoming campaign. "You have to have a consuming appetite to take that on. I just recognize in myself that I didn't have the appetite for that eight-year marathon.
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April 3, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, CULTURE WRITER
When the third version of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, or PIFA, breaks out around town beginning April 8, it will represent a more modest version of the arts extravaganza that ended with 200,000 people thronging a Broad Street fair in April 2011. The festival will be shorter - two weeks instead of the four weeks of 2011 and 2013. There will be fewer events - 60 this year versus 145 in 2011. And the budget for the festival, organized and presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, is noticeably smaller - $4.5 million this year, down from 2013's $5.6 million, and $10 million in 2011.
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LONGTIME VILLANOVA football coach Andy Talley, who will be retiring after this season, has been involved with the national bone-marrow donation program since the early 1990s. For the last eight years his "Get in the Game, Save a Life" initiative, run in joint partnership with Be The Match, has registered more than 60,000 new donors from more than 65 schools. And in that time 278 of those registrants have been identified as a patient's perfect match and donated their stem cells or marrow to help save someone's life.
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