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March 10, 1992 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
The departure of Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin from the Democratic presidential race leaves one of Philadelphia's most potent political fund-raisers at liberty - and in no hurry to land. "I feel these candidates have to show me something, and they're not," said Bill Batoff, the insurance executive who served as Harkin's Middle Atlantic finance chairman. Harkin, who failed to win a primary and drew 6 percent or less in most contests, finally tossed in the towel yesterday, leaving three survivors for Democratic nomination.
NEWS
March 28, 2008 | By John Shiffman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For years, Robert M. Feldman was something of a political kingmaker in Philadelphia. He raised more than $1 million for Democrats, dazzling veteran politicos with the ability to raise from $25,000 to $50,000 in a single day. Feldman, 60, was the second most proficient fund-raiser for former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, and he became a leading force behind Sen. Bob Casey Jr.'s rise in Pennsylvania. He raised $230,000 for Gov. Rendell and $546,000 for Mayor John F. Street. The bald and courtly insurance consultant was a dashing persona on the city's political scene.
SPORTS
July 10, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A high school baseball player who has provided much inspiration will now see others step to the plate in his behalf. A benefit beef and beer for John Fuscellaro, who will be a junior at Highland, will be held tomorrow from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Brooklawn American Legion hall, Railroad Avenue and Lake Drive. Fuscellaro soon will undergo a kidney transplant. The kidney will be donated by his half brother Anthony, a 29-year-old Gloucester Township resident. When Fuscellaro was an infant, a disease attacked his system, destroying one kidney and leaving the other functioning at just 50 percent.
NEWS
December 24, 1990 | By Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Services were held yesterday for Marilyn Klein, who took a leading role in numerous charity fund-raisers during the past 25 years. Klein, who died Thursday, was 54 and lived in Center City. For the past three years, Klein was chairwoman of the Friends of the Library and recently organized the first Antiquarian Book Fair. The largest event she organized was the Scheie Odyssey, bringing out more than 800 people to the fund-raiser for the Sheie Eye Institute 10 years ago at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel.
NEWS
December 15, 1999 | By Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
S. Harrison Dogole, 77, a former security-firm head who was also a major fund-raiser for Jewish philanthropies and Democratic politicians, died Monday in Wellington, Fla. Mr. Dogole, who was widely known by his nickname, "Sonny," held senior positions at Globe Security Systems, one of the country's largest detective and security firms, for 46 years. He was chairman and chief executive of the firm when he retired in 1989. Mr. Dogole's prowess as a fund-raiser for Jewish causes earned him repeated honors from the State of Israel Bond drive and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and his skill as a Democratic Party fund-raiser earned him a place on President Nixon's enemies list.
NEWS
December 17, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
The president of the conservative National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty yesterday denied reports that his organization had received money diverted from Iranian arms sales. The president, Carl Russell "Spitz" Channell, 41, issued a statement calling the allegations, reported Sunday in the Lowell (Mass.) Sun, "outrageous, libelous lies. " "Neither I nor any of the organizations I have founded and managed received any funds other than those we solicited from patriotic American citizens who ardently support the policies of President Reagan," Channell said.
NEWS
May 11, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Patricia Sweet Clutz, 80, of Radnor, a volunteer who headed fund-raisers for several organizations, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Tuesday, May 3, at home. Mrs. Clutz served on the women's committees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Academy of Natural Sciences. In the 1980s, she was a volunteer publicist for Super Sunday on the Parkway, a fund-raiser sponsored by the academy and Art Museum. In 1983, she was chairwoman for the annual holiday Fairmount Park Houses tour, sponsored by the Art Museum.
FOOD
March 4, 1998 | by John McCalla, For the Daily News
Next week, activism and eating out truly enjoy a marriage of huge proportions as diners all over the country take part in Dining Out for Life, a fund-raiser created seven years ago by Philadelphia's ActionAIDS. In Philadelphia this year, more than 160 local restaurants and 25,000 patrons are expected to raise more than $100,000 for AIDS service agencies. Sponsoring restaurants donate 33 percent of their food income for the entire day. Since it started as a local event, Dining Out for Life has grown to include other organizations sponsoring similar events in 30 cities in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1990 | By Gilbert M. Gaul, Inquirer Staff Writer
Attorney Francis X. Meehan has served as chairman of the board of Northeastern Hospital for the last decade. Now, Meehan, a self-described neighborhood kind of guy, is taking on an additional role. After a reorganization at the hospital this fall, Meehan was hired by the board he chairs to be fund-raiser for Northeastern's parent: the Northeastern Hospital Foundation. Meehan said he did not take part in the board vote and did not view his new position as a conflict. He said he already had been helping the fund-raising company hired by the hospital.
NEWS
June 4, 2009 | By Joseph Tanfani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once-prominent Philadelphia fund-raiser Robert M. Feldman has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor campaign violation, in a federal case that ensnared the governor of Puerto Rico but yielded convictions only of some of his associates. Feldman admitted in court papers that he helped conceal the source of $6,000 in campaign funds for the unsuccessful 2008 reelection campaign of Gov. An?bal Acevedo Vil?. Feldman was reimbursed by C?ndido Negr?n Mella, a Delaware County dentist who had reached the limit on contributions to the campaign.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
Bill Cosby's chief criminal defense lawyer hosted a campaign fund-raiser and donated $2,500 to a former Montgomery County district attorney months before calling him as a primary witness in a bid to derail the entertainer's sexual-assault trial. Details emerged Thursday as attorney Brian J. McMonagle sought to quash a subpoena from Cosby accuser Andrea Constand seeking details of any other political contributions that he, Cosby, or their employees may have made to Bruce L. Castor Jr. as he ran to try to reclaim his previous office months before testifying on the entertainer's behalf.
NEWS
December 12, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - One of the lawyers at the firm hired by Gov. Christie to conduct an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal is now cohosting a fund-raising event for his presidential campaign. The firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, continues to represent the governor's office and had billed nearly $8 million through May. That's being funded by taxpayers. Attorney Debra Wong Yang, a partner at Gibson Dunn's Los Angeles office, is cohosting a reception for the governor at the Los Angeles home of the hedge-fund executive Steven A. Cohen, according to an invitation obtained by the Hollywood Reporter.
NEWS
August 23, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey ordered Friday that a uniformed officer be taken off street patrol and that the officer's gun be taken from him after Facebook videos surfaced showing the officer pressuring a motorist to buy tickets for a police union fund-raiser. In the videos, Officer Matthew Zagursky tells a driver that if he buys tickets to the fund-raiser, Zagursky will not tow his vehicle. The officer also uses a homophobic slur while apparently joking with the man at another point.
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Once a Democratic fund-raising wheeler-dealer who counted mayors and congressmen as friends, Samuel G. Kuttab took a hit to his reputation when a 2002 tax-evasion case sent him to federal prison for two years. His political fortunes appeared poised to sink further Tuesday as he pleaded guilty to charges involving the use of his influence to sway a civil lawsuit in his favor. In a hearing before U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez Jr., Kuttab, 55, said that in 2011, he enlisted the aid of then-Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. to fix the case.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernard Borine, 92, a Cheltenham Township commissioner and a fund-raiser for Jewish causes, died of heart failure Monday, Feb. 23, at his home in Cheltenham. Mr. Borine was the owner of Capital Brokerage Co., a food brokerage in Philadelphia. He retired in 1988, leaving the business to his son. He was most widely known, however, for the volunteer work he did over the years on behalf of Jewish agencies and causes at the local and national levels. Mr. Borine served as a campaign chairman for the Philadelphia Allied Jewish Appeal and as an officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
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