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Globy Awards

What is a Globy? The Globy Award is a way to recognize outstanding individuals making a difference in Greater Philadelphia and beyond. It is an annual award recognizing Philadelphians who make significant contributions to education, journalism, heritage, culture, commerce, and other areas.  It’s called a Globy for two reasons. One, it’s from the Global Philadelphia Association, and two, it recognizes the kind of accomplishments that attract people from across the globe to our city.

Recognizing and celebrating our influential citizens builds Philadelphia’s status as a global leader. Since their introduction in 2015, Globy Awards now grace the mantles of leaders in local politics, business, education, arts, nonprofits, heritage, and journalism.

The annual Globy Awards is a night to celebrate, get inspired, and forge new bonds across communities. Proceeds from the event help support the work of the Global Philadelphia Association to raise the international profile of Greater Philadelphia.


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Event Details

The 2023 Globy Awards will be held

Monday, December 11, 2023 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. 


The Westin Center

 99 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Our 2023 MC - Alicia Vitarelli

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Alicia Vitarelli joined the Action News team in October 2010. She is the co-anchor of Action News at 5 and 5:30 P.M. and Action News at 10 A.M. Just a few of the highlights of her vast and varied work here include traveling to cover the Royal Wedding, the beatification of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, the Oscars, the CMA Awards and Dancing with the Stars. She has also interviewed many Hollywood A-listers for her daily segments on Action News. 

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Purchase a Ticket

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket for the Globy Awards, please click the link below. If you do not have a PayPal account, please click "pay with a debit or credit card" and follow the instructions on the screen. 

Member tickets are $105. If you are a GPA member in good standing and would like to purchase a ticket, please contact:

Sylta Cubranich / [email protected]

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Become a Sponsor

Help us celebrate our honorees and GPA's mission by becoming a sponsor of the 2023 Globy Awards!

Sponsors will honor these six extraordinary individuals, support Global Philadelphia Association's work, and recognize the Globy Awards as an important occasion in our global city. Sponsors will be recognized in all pre-event publicity and on GPAʼs web site.

Introducing Our 2023 Globy Awardees

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Michael Gary - Educational Leadership

Head of Friends Select School

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Michael Norris - Historical and Preservation Leadership

Executive Director, The Carpentersʼ Hall

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Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez - Community Leadership

Bishop, Diocese of Pennsylvania

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Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, Corporate Leadership

President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation

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Kathryn Ott Lovell - Sustainable Development

President & CEO, Philadelphia Visitor Center Corporation

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Oliver St. Clair Franklin - Lifetime Achievement

Honorary British Consul for Greater Philadelphia

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How does someone win a Globy?

GPA has organized a Globy Selection Committee of Philadelphia leaders and professionals who carefully evaluate each year’s nominees and select the recipients. While most winners are Philadelphians, accomplished outsiders with deep local roots are also eligible, like Andrea Mitchell, who began her distinguished journalism career in Philadelphia.

The Globy itself is a significant statuette designed especially for GPA. Each little Globy is quite hefty, representing the heavyweight accomplishments of winners like MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, Drexel University President John Fry, and Dr. Ala Stanford, Founder of The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Table Sponsors


  • Bank of America
  • British and Commonwealth of Nations Organizations of Greater Philadelphia
  • Carpenters’ Hall 
  • International House Philadelphia
  • Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia’s Visitor Center Corporation
  • Deloitte                                          
  • Pennsylvania Humanities Council
  • Drexel Solutions Institute        
  • John and Susan Smith
  • Morgan Lewis
  • WSFS

Media Partners

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Globy Award Selection Committee

  • Tiffany Chang Lawson, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Christopher Chaplin, Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia
  • Kosh Daphtary, Chemtech 
  • Osagie Imasogie, Pheonix IP Ventures
  • Amid Ismail, Temple University 
  • Rob McNeill, Deloitte
  • Dianne Semingson, DLS International
  • John Smith, Global Philadelphia Association
  • Bill Sasso, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young
  • Blane Stoddard, BFW Group
  • Zabeth Teelucksingh, Global Philadelphia Association
  • Omar Woodard, HRS Management
  • Harold Yaffe, Global Philadelphia Association
  • Svetlana Yazovskikh, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau 


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This year's charitable partner for the 2023 Globy Awards is Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

RMHC will receive all small toy figures & figurines, given by attendees, as donations and will be used to support families on their children’s medical journeys.

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