Celebrate Hope Luncheon Honorees Announced

Mar 16, 2019

Celebrate Hope Luncheon Honorees Announced


Philadelphia (March 19, 2019) – Each year, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Celebrate Hope luncheon honors individuals and organizations that demonstrate exceptional altruism. We are proud to announce the honorees of the 2019 luncheon, which is set for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Crystal Team Room.

The Salvation Army’s “Doing The Most Good” award recipient is Bill Ryan, Assistant Vice President of Government Relations & Public Affairs, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, along with his Government Relations team.  The “Doing The Most Good” award is named for the distinguished men, women and organizations whose direction and compassion reflect The Salvation Army’s mission.

Susan Jacobson, President, Jacobson Strategic Communications, will receive The Salvation Army’s Others award, presented for her extraordinary spirit of service to “others,” and exceptional service to the community.

The Celebrate Hope luncheon draws hundreds of members of the community to celebrate more than 150 years of global service to those in need, raise awareness of its local programs and services, and to honor those dedicated to community service and the betterment of the City of Philadelphia. This year’s Celebrate Hope Luncheon also coincides with National Salvation Army Week, which was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 to recognize the humanitarian efforts of The Salvation Army.

When:             Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Noon – 2 pm

Where:           Crystal Tea Room

For more information, including tickets, partnerships, or special program advertising, email Dean.Farrar@use.SalvationArmy.org or call 215-825-4605.

About The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia:

The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives. The Salvation Army is equipped to respond to both acute disasters such as fires and floods as well as the daily, ongoing struggles of the region’s less fortunate individuals. Since 1879, The Salvation Army has a record of success stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual – physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. The Salvation Army’s programming operates community centers and residential facilities throughout the Philadelphia region offering shelter, hot meals, counseling, early childhood development, recreational opportunities, music programs, after-school arts and educational programs, job training, activities for older adults, anti-human trafficking programs, spiritual development, and drug rehabilitation.

Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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