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Philanthropia 2011

Philanthropia
Landerhaven - December 5, 2011

After the tragedy of 9/11, New York City absorbed such a large portion of all charitable donations that many local non-profits struggled to reach their own goals. In response, Harlan Diamond and Executive Caterers rededicated their December Corporate Club luncheon to the support of local charities, especially smaller organizations without substantial resources of their own.

That first Philanthropia saw 200 guests and raised $9,000. In 2007 it had outgrown the Grand Ballroom, spilled into the Lander Ballroom, and with over 1200 guests they raised over $128,000. Each year's community response is bigger and better.

Charles Klass and Leon Bibb explain Philanthropia

Charles Klass and Leon Bibb explain Philanthropia


As you can see from the giant check held by MC Leon Bibb, the 2010 Philanthropia raised $141,905 for local charities. Congratulations to Harlan Diamond and his team for another outstanding community event.

Leon Bibb holing Philanthropia check

The event began with networking and socializing, and delicious tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches appetizers. Then the over 1000 guests were greeted by the Singing Angels as they entered the festively decorated ballroom.

the Singing Angels

The Singing Angels

A delicious lunch, some inspirational speeches and a raffle were next on the agenda. Before the Singing Angels performance, Pepper Pike Mayor Bruce Akers thanked Philanthropia visionary Harlan Diamond for his efforts.

Pepper Pike Mayor Bruce Akers

Pepper Pike Mayor Bruce Akers


This led to a well-deserved standing ovation for Mr Diamond from the audience.

Harlan Diamond

Harlan Diamond

Harlan Diamond

Harlan Diamond


The Singing Angels then performed a terrific set of holiday music.

The Singing Angels


The Singing Angels




O Holy Night


The Singing Angels




A song for Hanukkah


The Singing Angels



The Singing Angels got the entire crowd singing along and came down into the audience to meet the people and encourage participation.

Debbie and Pat Hanson with a Singing Angel

Debbie and Pat Hanson with Singing Angel Joe


FICA President Mona Alag

FICA President Mona Alag


Paramjit Singh and Debbie Hanson

Paramjit Singh and Debbie Hanson



Congratulations to Harlan Diamond and his team for another outstanding community event. Enjoy these other photos from Philanthropia 2011.

Priest giving Invocation

The Invocation


Master of Ceremonies Leon Bibb

Master of Ceremonies Leon Bibb


Ladies from the Phi Delta Kappa - Alpha Xi Chapter

Ladies from the Phi Delta Kappa - Alpha Xi Chapter


Ladies from the Phi Delta Kappa - Alpha Xi Chapter


Project Seva Table

One of the Project Seva tables - Seated are Dr Santosh Kalhan, Nisha Jain, Mona Alag and Jagdish Dhameja.
Standing are Mr Surinder Kampani and Dr Shanta Kampani


Friend Evel with Violet and David Spevack

Friend Evel with Violet and David Spevack


Lynne McMahon, Pat Hanson and Dan Hanson

Lynne McMahon, Pat Hanson and Dan Hanson


Elite Women around the World table

Elite Women around the World table


Robert Roche from the American Indian Educational Center

Robert Roche from the American Indian Educational Center


Ramesh and Jaya Shah

Ramesh and Jaya Shah


Another Project Seva table

Another Project Seva table - Standing are Michael Sreshta and Dr Shanta Kampani. Seated are Robert and Mrs Roche and Paramjit and Linda Singh


Singing Angels


Singing Angel with Pat Hanson

Singing Angel Joe with Pat Hanson


Nisha Jain and Mona Alag with Debbie Hanson

Nisha Jain and Mona Alag with Debbie Hanson


The Singing Angels


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