Taste of Freedom

in Array
Catto Awards Luncheon
Event Information
Friday, 3/28/2014 11:30AM
Luncheon Table - $2,500
Luncheon Guest Ticket - $200

Union League of Philadelphia
Lincoln Hall 
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Mann is pleased to honor local African-American women who have made distinguished contributions to their professions and communities. 

All proceeds benefit the Mann's educational programs. 


Performing Arts

Joan Myers Brown

Founder, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts




Hon. Augusta Clark

Philadelphia City Council (awarded posthumously) 





Trudy Haynes

Retired CBS Broadcast Pioneer





Jacquelyn Kelley

CEO, Discovery Charter School





Wanda Paul

Senior VP, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau





Sonia Sanchez

Poet, playwright, educator, activist





Beverly A. Harper

Founder/President, Portfolio Associates, Inc. 





Dr. Edith Mitchell

Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, distinguished researcher for pancreatic cancer



Senator Roxanne Jones Award

Lucinda Hudson

President, Parkside Association of Philadelphia




2014 Taste of Freedom Host Committee

Committee Co-Chairs: 
Lynette M. Brown-Sow
Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake
Romona Riscoe Benson

The Honorable Cindy Bass
The Honorable Jannie Blackwell
Liz Casper
Ellen Cavanaugh
Della Clark
Pat Coulter
Donna Frisby-Greenwood
Faatihmah Gamble
Scheryl Glanton
Leslie Graves
Maxine C. Harvey
Michelle R. Howard-Vital, Ph.D.
Michele Lawrence
Charisse R. Lillie, Esq. 
M. Claire Lomax, Esq.
Sara Lomax-Reese
Sharmain Matlock-Turner
Roz McPherson
Danisha Miller
The Honorable Blondell Reynolds Brown
Marciarose Shestack
Evelyn Smalls
The Honorable Marian B. Tasco 
Shalimar Thomas
Senator LeAnna Washington
Barbara J. White
Ahmeenah Young
Robin Younger

To  purchase tickets, reserve a table, or become a sponsor, please contact Samantha Charleston at
(215) 546-7900, ext. 127 or scharleston@manncenter.org.



The Philadelphia Freedom Festival has been supported by: 

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
The Knight Foundation
The Presser Foundation
The Lomax Family Foundation

Philadelphia Freedom Festival was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit our project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/philadelphia-freedom-festival/

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