It’s been a long and fruitful year, and we’re ready to celebrate the highlights with our community of dedicated advocates & cyclists! The Bicycle Coalition invites you to SAVE THE DATE for our annual Gala & Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, from 5:30 to 9:00pm at The Ridgeland Mansion in West Fairmount Park.
Attendees will enjoy delicious food and drink and have the chance to bid on a curated selection of live and silent auction items, while recognizing our region’s active transportation advocates and celebrating our young BCYC athletes.
This year we are honored to present Dr. Keith Leaphart with the Maguire Award. Dr. Leaphart is a physician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who applies his medical training to inform and expertly advance high functioning, interdisciplinary businesses. Dr. Leaphart balances numerous roles, including as staff relief physician for Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, owner of Replica Global, LLC, a print firm that offers boutique creative services, and chairman of Philanthropi, the first full-service philanthropy fintech firm designed to match charities with individual givers. He has served as a member, and later chair, of the Lenfest Foundation where he oversaw the distribution of over $300 million to Philadelphia-based nonprofit organizations for over ten years. The Lenfest Foundation supported BCYC for 8 years between 2014 and 2022.
In addition to Dr. Leaphart, the Coalition will recognize Ryan Oelkers with the BCYC Award, announce the Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling program’s Athlete of the Year, and celebrate the tenure of outgoing Executive Director Sarah Clark Stuart.
The funds raised at the Gala support our year-round education and advocacy work on behalf of all people’s right to safe mobility.
More details are available at bicyclecoalition.org/gala2023
Looking for sponsorship opportunities or program ads? Contact Alan Spooner.