2022 Philadelphia World Heritage City Celebration




GPA will be celebrating Philadelphia's World Heritage City

designation with cocktails and dinner at the

Crystal Tea Room with our 2022 honoree, Ali Velshi. 




Ali Velshi

MSNBC anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC


Funds raised help Global Philadelphia Association continue its work on the World Heritage City Project and
its four critical initiatives of the GPA mission: education, preservation, building awareness and extending our global reach.


To buy an individual ticket for the celebration, please click below. 


To sponsor at the Community, Patron, or Heritage level, please click below.


 This year, the Global Philadelphia Association will support our World Heritage Partners in Ukraine, home to seven World Heritage Sites. We pledge to support the World Heritage City of Lviv by donating 10% of net proceeds from the 2022 World Heritage City Celebration.




Osagie Imasogie, PIPV Capital

Toyin Ogunfolaju, Infrastructure and Social-Economic Inclusion (SEI) Leader, Jacobs

Samar Jha, Government Affairs Director, AARP




Ann and David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania

Neel Daphtary and Heather Meluskey, ChemTech

Anne and Barry Eiswerth

Tammie and Ken Fulmer, Urban Engineers

Josh Greenberg, Capital Analytics

Florence Torson-Hart, US Ghana Chamber of Commerce

Mrs. George I. Jablokov

Jabari Jones, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative

Jazmin and David Kron, Wells Fargo Financial Associates

 Kelly Lee, City of Philadelphia

Richard Lee and Jeffrey Plourde, Media Copy/Goody-Guru

Jonathan Lovitz and Steve Sosna

 Matthew McGovern, University Lodge No. 51 F. & A.M of Pennsylvania

Karen and Rob McNeill, Deloitte

 Rogelio Miñana, Drexel University

Michael Newmuis, Visit Philadelphia

  Yuriy Porytko, VETMOTO.org

John and Susan Smith

 Evan Urbania, ChatterBlast

Emily Qing Hui Wang, Century 21

Harold and Linda Yaffe