The Centennial Celebration is the Conservancy’s annual gala honoring individuals and corporations who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and support for our beloved park system.

After much thought and consideration, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel our 2020 event in the interest of the well-being of our staff and guests. We are grateful for your pledged contribution in support of the 2020 Centennial Celebration campaign. That support provides critical funding for the Conservancy, making possible our continuing efforts to lead capital projects, historic preservation, and neighborhood park stewardship in Fairmount Park and across the city.

This year’s honorees include:

Corporate Stewardship:

for their 1Thing initiative which encourages employees and listeners to be active stewards of the environment.

John K. Binswanger Park Champion:

Friends of FDR Park
for their continued commitment to our work in revitalizing one of the city’s most cherished parks.

The John Binswanger Park Champion Award was established in 2012 in honor of Fairmount Park Conservancy Founder and Chairman, John Binswanger. The award recognizes individuals who reflect Fairmount Park Conservancy’s purpose to “champion” Philadelphia’s Parks and who demonstrate leadership, generosity, and commitment to transform parks into extraordinary places for safe and healthy recreation. “Park Champions” serve as role models for our city’s youth and share in Fairmount Park Conservancy’s belief that parks can be catalysts for positive change in communities and that better parks make better neighborhoods and ultimately a great city.

Through our unique public/private partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and park stewardship groups throughout the city, the Conservancy works each day to preserve Philadelphia’s green space, promote its cultural heritage, and transform the civic landscape of our city. Your support will directly contribute to our efforts to create and enhance parks that are catalysts for positive change in our city.

Thank you to our 2020 Centennial Celebration sponsors and supporters


Independence Blue Cross

Leslie Anne Miller, Esq. & Richard Worley

Bittenbender Construction

Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy

Clemens Construction

Comcast NBCUniversal

Korman Commercial Properties

Make The World Better

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP

Philadelphia Eagles


Scannapieco Development Corporation

TruMark Financia

Angeion Group

Citizens Bank

Cozen O’Connor

M&T Bank

Monroe Energy


Turner Construction

Isdaner & Company

Penntex Construction

We hope you will let us know if you have any concerns about converting your 2020 sponsorship or ticket purchase to a philanthropic donation. Please reach out by email to Brian Parkhill, Associate Director of Corporate Relations, at with any questions.

View photos from our 2019 Centennial Celebration below