2020 Adoption Center Gala Celebrates Volunteerism

Philadelphia, PA. (January 22, 2020) – Please join the Adoption Center on April 2nd, 2020 for the Adoption Center’s Grand Spring Gala at Vie in Philadelphia. This event is in celebration of the Center’s work in the community and unveils new and exciting projects to come. Doors open at 5:30 pm for a silent auction and cocktail hour, followed by a plated dinner, live auction and dancing.

The Grand Spring Gala is an inspiring fun-filled evening to help raise funds to support the Center’s programs that help to create permanent environments for children in foster care. This year we will be introducing the Pat Mans Volunteer Award. Pat was a loyal volunteer at the Adoption Center, working well into her 90s. For over 20 years each time she came into the office, Pat was determined to help the children we serve. From writing newspaper columns to preparing the program book for the gala, Pat was an integral part of the team. In the award's inaugural year we are honoring Bill Levy who, like Pat, has shown his support and dedication to children in foster care through his commitment to volunteerism.

“We are excited to kick off the spring season and share our work with our amazing supporters” said Executive Director Christine Jacobs. “We invite the community to join us in raising over $150,000 to ensure a bright future for Adoption Center children and families.”

Sponsorships of the gala, ranging from $1,000 to $25,000, are now available. Tickets are $165 each or $1,400 for a table of 10 and can be purchased at Center’s website,, or by contacting Kim Kaschak at or 267-443-1874.