Join Us For Breakfast Connect: Philadelphia's $500M Bet on Public Spaces for All

October 12, 2017 by Lauryn Stalter

A seven-year plan is underway right now in Philadelphia to revitalize neighborhood parks, recreation centers, playgrounds, and libraries across the city.

Race Street Pier, Philadelphia. Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

In remaking the city's landscape of civic assets, Philly is advancing an equity agenda for neighborhoods by improving public spaces, boosting economic opportunity and civic capacity, and creating social connectivity. The Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) effort has been made possible in large part thanks to a $100 million commitment by the William Penn Foundation – the largest grant in the foundation’s history.

You're invited to learn why the Foundation chose to make this tremendous investment in public parks from William Penn Foundation Executive Director Shawn McCaney. Join us for a networking breakfast and discussion this October:

Breakfast Connect: Philadelphia's $500M Bet on Public Spaces for All
Friday, October 27, 2017
PNC Tower - James E. Rohr Auditorium
300 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


8:00AM: Light breakfast and networking session
8:30AM: Presentation and Q&A with Shawn McCaney

Registration is required. Attendance is complimentary, but please consider making a $10 donation to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.


Breakfast Connect Partners
Mike Lyons, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking, the PNC Financial Services Group
Dan Booker, Partner, Reed Smith
George Greer, Chair, the Eden Hall Foundation
Sylvia Fields, Executive Director, the Eden Hall Foundationin
Pennsylvania Urban Parks and Recreation Alliance

Parks Conservancy Programs