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MS Leaders Circle



2014 Awards Reception photos

Recurring Event
Every year, local leaders join the Leaders Circle to make their mark against MS.

In Person

Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street, 52nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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MS Leaders Circle honorees, who are nominated by their peers or nominate themselves, have already made substantial contributions to civic, business and cultural endeavors in the region – but want to do more to give back.

The MS Leaders Circle is composed of upwardly mobile business professionals in the greater Philadelphia region who want to make a difference in their community by undertaking a fundraising campaign to benefit local people living with multiple sclerosis. In addition, honorees have the option to partake in a community service project which offers an opportunity to personally make a difference in the MS community.

Since its inception, the MS Leaders Circle has raised more than $2 million to fund research into a cause and cure for MS. The program has also assisted 14,000 local people through essential services that increase the independence of people living with this disease. Participants who meet our fundraising goals are honored at an awards ceremony with former 76ers President Pat Croce.

Honoree responsibilities:

  • Raise a minimum of $1,500 through a special gifts campaign with guidance and support from Society staff
  • Set and publish a fundraising goal
  • Provide a biographical sketch including photo (can be taken at Awards Ceremony)
  • Attend the awards reception on October 7
  • Nominate individuals for future MS Leaders Circles
  • Participate in group community service project (optional)

2014 Leaders Circle honorees:

Reginald Amoa, KPMG LLP

Peter Arbes, Campus Apartments

Matthew Asciutto, First Financial Group

Angela Barnshaw, Agent06, LLC

Sean Blackwell, EisnerAmper LLP

Harry Buchman, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Randyl Case, Region's Business Magazine

Kristin Collins, Vanguard

Melissa Dolin, Fox Rothschild LLP

Sarah F. Dooley, Duffy + Partners

Thomas Dowling, Conestoga Bank

Nick Ferraro, Nestle Waters North America

Alyson Filippone, Ernst & Young

Michael Finnegan, Target

Paul Gambone, Connor, Weber and Oberlies

Jenna Grasley, JPMorgan Chase

Karen Hansen, Anderson Kill

Michael Hertz, LBC Credit Partners

Chris Johnson, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Susan Kane, OT Solutions, LLC

Andrea Kirshenbaum, Post & Schell, P.C.

David Kovsky, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

Joanne Lewers, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Lisa Lori, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LLP

Andrew Maass, BRR Architecture

Kate Marlys, Philly PR Girl

Mary-Helen McCulloch, Malvern Preparatory School

Justine McGinley, BDO

James Meehan, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Regine Metellus, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice

Michael Mignogna, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Nicole Nucci, McGladery, LLP

Robert O'Brien, Cohen Seglias

Gregory Pera, Glenmede

Alexander Petras, MyManagedTech

Matthew Ray, ChatterBlast Media

Janet Readinger, Arcadia University

Jake Reynolds, Philadelphia 76ers

Randi Rubin, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

Stephen Sala, BC Technologies

Brad Segal, Comcast

Joanne Szupka, BDO USA LLP

David Tusio, City of Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter's Office

Fran Walish, The Baldwin School

Ken Washington, Laborers District Council of Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia

Evan Wilbert, Philadelphia Water Department



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