The Library Company of Philadelphia’s 287th Annual Dinner

Join us for the Library Company of Philadelphia’s 287th Annual Dinner which will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The evening begins at 5:30pm with a reception in the Lincoln Memorial Room (2nd floor) at the Union League of Philadelphia, featuring a toast in honor of the accomplishments of the scholars and fellows who bring the stories hidden in our collections to thousands of historians and students through their publications.

The reception will be followed by dinner downstairs in the Meade Room, and will include remarks from President of the Library Company and Partner of Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown and Sandler, Howell K. Rosenberg, and a lecture by award-winning investigative journalist, best-selling author and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Stephen Fried. His presentation will focus on his newly-published biography of Benjamin Rush, Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, The Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father, of which is the most significant work of scholarship on this under-recognized Founding Father in many years.

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grams and services of the Library Company. Additionally, sponsorship supports our fellowship program which has reached over 1,000 scholars (100% of whom are educators in colleges and universities throughout the country) who are reaching thousands of college students annually.  Among the many benefits of sponsorship is the opportunity to tap into the loyalty of over 1,000 households who receive invitations each year and the more than 3,000 constituents who receive the e-newsletter and the over 300,000 people who visit our website each year.

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Nov
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The Library Company of Philadelphia’s 287th Annual Dinner
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm
The Library Company of Philadelphia's 287th Annual Dinner @ The Union League of Philadelphia | Philadelphia | PA | US

 

5:30 pm

Reception: Lincoln Memorial

7:00 pm

Dinner:  Meade Room

 

Join us for the Library Company’s 287th Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 15, 2018, featuring Stephen Fried, an award-winning investigative journalist, best-selling author and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.  Fried will be reading from his newly-published biography of Benjamin Rush, Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father.


If you are interested in becoming an Annual Dinner Sponsor, please contact the Chief Development Officer, Raechel Hammer at rhammer@librarycompany.org or 215-546-3181. To see a full list of the 287th Annual Dinner Sponsors go to librarycompany.org/287th-annual-dinner.

About the Speaker

This year, the Library Company’s featured speaker is Stephen Fried, an Award-winning investigative journalist, best-selling author and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Fried will be reading from his newly-published biography of Benjamin Rush, the most significant work of scholarship on this under-recognized Founding Father in many years.  His book shows that Rush’s time may have finally come, as his pioneering work in medicine around addiction and mental disorders, as well as his early and enthusiastic support of prison reform and anti-slavery causes, and his support of institutions in Philadelphia, make him a resonant hero for our time.

Fried is also the author of Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West-One Meal at a Time (a New York Times bestseller featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound ), Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs, The New Rabbi, and the essay collection, Husbandry.  He is also the co-author, with Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, of A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.  A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Fried has written frequently for Vanity Fair, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Rolling Stone, Glamour, and Philadelphia magazine.

Sponsors

Director Sponsors

Cornerstone Asset Management Inc.

Anonymous

Michael B. Mann & Rhonda Chatzkel

Curator Sponsors

Peter A. Benoliel and Willo Carey

Brown Brothers Harriman

Harry S. Cherken, Jr.

Freeman’s

Louise M. and Peter J. Kelly

John F. Meigs

PNC

Howell K. Rosenberg

Saul Ewing LLP

Hannah H. R. Shipley

Richard Wood Snowden

John C. and Christine K. Van Horne

Archivist Sponsors

Raechel and Michael Hammer

Jay T. Snider

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Haverford Trust Company

Sponsor a Fellow

Nicholas Wood Carper

Louise M. and Peter J. Kelly

Carol J. and Richard W. Lang

Randall M. Miller

Rosalind Remer and James Green

Caroline Schimmel

Dinner Sponsors

Elizabeth H. Gemmill

Stewart Greenleaf, Jr.

Mrs. William L. McLean, III