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Please join us at The Woodlands on Thursday, June 5th for our 3rd Annual Benefit, a celebration of one of West Philadelphia’s most active, well-loved places. At this exclusive event, you will:

Kick off the fully-funded $1 MILLION project to preserve the cryptoporticus and North Terrace.

Sample specially-made bricks and mortar ice cream from Weckerly’s Ice Cream, West Philadelphia’s small-batch French style ice cream maker, available for the event only.

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Peek into the basement servant’s quarters, which will welcome visitors for only the second time in many years. 

This annual gathering attracts an extraordinary cross-section of The Woodlands’ users — almost 15,000 neighbors and visitors passed through the gates last year — who connect with old friends and colleagues and make new ones while they’re here. It’s also a chance to support the vibrant programs that make The Woodlands the community hub that it is today.

Join us to celebrate the people, like you, who have helped to make The Woodlands a neighborhood treasure.

Online tickets are no longer available for purchase. Cash and check will be accepted at the door ($100/person, $50/Young Friend).


Please consider supporting The Woodlands by being a benefit sponsor.

Your sponsorship will help raise $30,000 that will be used to offer new programs, restore the mansion, and maintain the bucolic grounds — and will signal community support that enables the organization to secure foundation grants. All sponsors will be recognized at the event and in pre-event publicity, including a listing on the event invitation for any commitments that are made before April 17, 2014. 

Click the button below to view sponsorship options and use our secure server to make your sponsorship contribution online now!

Become a 2016 Benefit Sponsor

If you'd prefer to mail your contribution, please download and print this form.


2014 Benefit Sponsors

Ribbon Cutter

Mr. Philip Price, Jr. and Mrs. Sarah D. Price

Groundbreaker Sponsors

Arader Tree Service
Charles and Susan Davidson
James G. Mundy, Jr. and Dorene Gellis
Henry F. & Melissa Acker Reichner
University of the Sciences

Brick Sponsors

Art in the Age
Cooke & Bieler, L.P.
Deirdre Woods Technology Advisors
H.C. Wood Monument

Janet and Lew Klein
Love 'n Fresh Flowers
Mark B. Thompson Associates, LLC
Neville E. Strumpf
Kathleen and Andrew Wheeler

Mortar Sponsors

Perry Benson
Jacqui Bowman and James Serpell
Robert W. Cole
Katrina Conard
Jillian Galle and Aaron Wunsch
Scott and Nancy Geryk
J&M Preservation Studio

Knapp Masonry, LLC
Kurtz Construction Co.
Harry Kyriakodis
Melani Lamond, Urban & Bye, Realtor
Howard and Maxine Lewis
Tim and Judy Long

Bruce and Sharon McCullough
Elizabeth P. McLean
Dennis Milstein and Richard Lebert
Hon. Gregory P. Montanaro
Michael Novak
Ted Robb
Dallas S. Scott and Joanne V. Scott
Joseph J. Shapiro
 Lucy Strackhouse
University City Arts League
Bob and Cathy Welzel

The Woodlands Community Garden
Carol R. Yaster and William J. Levant

Updated May 15, 2014.

2014 Benefit Committee Members

Chris Arader
Dr. Helen Giles-Gee
Sharon McCullough
Gregory P. Montanaro
James G. Mundy, Jr.
Amy Neukrug
Mr. Philip Price, Jr. and Mrs. Sarah D. Price 
Joyce Sando
Neville E. Strumpf
Amie D. Thornton & Craig R. Carnaroli
Robert K. Welzel


Icon credits: Construction designed by Rediffusion; Ice Cream Cone designed by Jason Grube; Basement designed by Juan Pablo Bravo. All icons sourced from the Noun Project.