Celebration of the 2023 Champion for Children

The Celebration of the 2023 Children First “Champion for Children


Kelvin A. Jeremiah, President and CEO, The Philadelphia Housing Authority

On the evening of Thursday, May 18, 2023, Children First will shine a spotlight on Kelvin A. Jeremiah, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Authority and a transformative leader who puts children first, knowing that it takes more than just a physical place to live for children to thrive.

Kelvin has gone above and beyond to make the lives of nearly 25,000 children living in PHA developments and apartments better. His mission to help children expands beyond the walls of the houses managed by PHA, making him a real standout. He instills pride in the children living in PHA in small ways like making sure they start school with a bundle of brand-new school supplies and backpacks. And in big ways like raising $2.5 million dollars for college scholarships. Thanks to his leadership, 645 youth and young adults living in a PHA home could afford college. He opened a high school that was shuttered by the Philadelphia School District in one of the most distressed neighborhoods in the city and a Youth and Family Center that provides services for an entire family to become self-sufficient.

We know that there are many worthy causes and amazing regional leaders to honor, but we urge you to join Children First and our special Celebration host, Estelle Richman, to honor Kelvin A. Jeremiah, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) as our 2023 Champion for Children for the work he’s led at the PHA to improve the lives of children living in public housing. In doing so, you’ll be among a growing list of corporations, organizations and individuals that are actively improving the future for children.

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Championship Sponsors:

Leading Sponsor:


The Michaels Organization

RHEAL Capital Management, LLC

In kind Sponsors:


AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership

Brightside Academy


Conner Strong & Buckelew

科森·奥康纳(Cozen O'Connor)

District Council 21 – International Union of Painters and Allied Trades of
Eastern Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey and Delaware

Diversified Search Group

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC

GSL Government Consulting – A Stevens & Lee Company

Health Partners Plans

Independence Blue Cross

Lor-Mar Mechanical Services Inc.


Philadelphia Federation of Teachers


Bellevue Strategies

Clear Point Communications

Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County



Kolber & Randazzo, P.C.


PA Housing Finance Agency


Pincus Family Foundation

PK Financial

Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC


Scotlandyard Security

Special Smiles

Surety Title Company


University Lodge No. 51, Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania

Wojdak Government Relations



Diane Castlebuono
Bruce & Carol Caswell
Michael Churchill & Tasha Stonorov
哈丽雅特·迪希特(Harriet Dichter)和约翰·沙皮罗(John Schapiro)
Bill Ewing
理查德(Richard&Susan Frazier)
Amy Ginensky & Andrew Rogoff
Havi Glaser
David and Jacqui Griffith
David Hackett
John & Janet Haas
Rosemarie Halt
Renee Hughes
Howard & Mary Hurtig
维克多·基恩(Victor Keen)和珍妮·鲁迪(Jeanne Ruddy)
Caroline Estey King
肯与夏娃(Ken&Eve Klothen)
库尔特·科拉考斯卡斯(Kurt Kolakauskas)
Aldustus & Keisha Jordan
伊莱恩·林迪(Elaine Lindy)
Nancy Lucas
Ed Mahlman & Moya Kinnealey
Carol Melvin Pate & John Melvin
萨拉·纳尔肯(Sara Nerken)
Joseph Neubauer
Kathleen Noonan & Jonathan Lipson
Heidi Ramirez
Robert, Soozung & Robert Rankin
Michael Rashid
David Richman & Janet Perry
Ann Rosewater & Robert Kronley
Staci Scott
Stephen & Patty Segal
Sister Mary Scullion
Frances Sheehan & Ricardo Gelman
Darren Smith & Jamie Ware
Jeff & Claudia Sparagana
H. Lynn Starr, MD
John & Jane Summers
John Taylor
Tom Vernon
Teresa Ward-Maupin
Pat West
Wendy Wolf