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Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 6:30-10:30 pm

Special Events
National Constitution Center

Fortieth Anniversary Gala

Celebrate with Us on May 7th

Since our founding in 1981, thousands of VIP legal volunteers have given generously of their time and made a difference in the lives of over 40,000 Philadelphia neighbors, small businesses, and nonprofits.

Join us at the National Constitution Center on Saturday, May 7th from 6:30-10:30 pm to celebrate forty years of community empowerment. Gather with friends after much time apart, win an exciting experience at our auction, and enjoy dinner, dancing, and live music.

Special thanks to our Anniversary Sponsors for their generous support of our mission!

We are also deeply grateful for the support of the following Presenting Sponsors.



Bob and Didi Scott

Karen L. Degerberg

Sponsor the Gala

For four decades, VIP has depended on the generous financial support of law firms, corporations, and individual donors to achieve our mission of expanding access to justice.

Help us build toward our next forty years by sponsoring our anniversary Gala. As a sponsor, you’ll receive benefits ranging from free tickets, to recognition in ads and social media, to the opportunity to present our Fortieth Anniversary Toast.

Thank you for your generous support.

View sponsorship packet

Gala Details

The Gala will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 6:30-10:30 pm ET at the National Constitution Center at 525 Arch Street. Guests will enjoy dancing, live music from Ballard Spahr Galactica, and dinner catered by Brûlée. This event recommends cocktail attire and includes free on-site parking.

To purchase tickets, sponsorships or donate via our website, please click here. You can also give by check, make stock donations, or gifts from a DAF. To do so, please email us.

COVID-19: VIP requests that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. When purchasing your tickets, you will attest that you are fully vaccinated. We reserve the right to ask for proof of vaccination upon your arrival to the event, based on local and national health guidelines. We appreciate your help in keeping our city safe and healthy.

Order of Events

  • 6:30-7:30 pm: Cocktail reception
  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Dinner and program
  • 8:30-10:30 pm: Dancing and celebration

Silent Auction: Throughout the evening, you’ll have the chance to bid on exciting auction items donated by VIP supporters. Items from past auctions include tickets to Philly sports events, vacation getaways, gift baskets, cooking lessons, and more! To support VIP with your own addition to the auction, email Amy Young.

Troutman Pepper's table at VIP's 35th Anniversary Gala

Cocktail reception at VIP's 35th Anniversary Gala

Anniversary Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Bob and Didi Scott

Karen L. Degerberg

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Tanya Deyo
Tobey and Kim Oxholm
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
DLA Piper
Ernst & Young
Greenberg Traurig LLP
McCarter & English, LLP

Gold Sponsors
Chanda Miller and Todd Franzen
The Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation
Robert Paul
Lee and Michele Zimmerman
BKW Family Law LLC
Comcast Corporation
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
FMC Corporation
Gay & Chacker P.C.
Holland & Knight LLP
M&T Bank | Wilmington Trust
Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Tactix Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Toll Brothers
White and Williams LLP

Silver Sponsors
David Abernethy
Eve Biskind Klothen
Alex Braden
Tim Hoban
Amy Ginenski and Andrew Rogoff
Joseph A. Sullivan
Erik and Joyce Videlock
Sara Woods
Tom and Jackie Zemaitis
Diane Zilka and Karen Mauch
Baratta Law and the Anthony P. Baratta Foundation
FS Investments
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Levin Sedran & Berman LLP
Margolis Edelstein
Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman, LLC