2022 Philadelphia World Heritage City Celebration




7th Annual World Heritage City Celebration

September 8, 2022

GPA will be celebrating Philadelphia's World Heritage City

designation with cocktails and dinner at the

Crystal Tea Room with our 2022 honoree, Ali Velshi. 




Ali Velshi

MSNBC anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC


Funds raised help Global Philadelphia Association continue its work on the World Heritage City Project and
its four critical initiatives of the GPA mission: education, preservation, building awareness and extending our global reach.


To buy an individual ticket for the celebration, please click below. 


To sponsor at the Community, Patron, or Heritage level, please click below.


 This year, the Global Philadelphia Association will support our World Heritage Partners in Ukraine, home to seven World Heritage Sites. We pledge to support the World Heritage City of L'viv by donating 10% of net proceeds from the 2022 World Heritage City Celebration.





Celebration Committee Members

Ann and David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania

Neel Daphtary and Heather Meluskey

Anne and Barry Eiswerth

Tammie and Ken Fulmer, Urban Engineers

Josh Greenberg, Capital Analytics

Jabari Jones, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative

Jazmin and David Kron, Wells Fargo Financial Associates

Kelly Lee, City of Philadelphia

Richard Lee and Jeffrey Plourde, Media Copy/Goody-Guru

Jonathan Lovitz and Steve Sosna

Karen and Rob McNeill, Deloitte

Michael Newmuis, Visit Philadelphia

John and Susan Smith

Evan Urbania, ChatterBlast

Harold and Linda Yaffe



World Heritage Sponsors



 Heritage Sponsors



Media Partners