2016 Upper Darby Foundation Ball “A Sweet Night Out”

In an on going mission to support the arts and education, the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual “A Sweet Night Out” Ball at Drexelbrook in Drexel Hill, PA on February 13th.

Music Education
Drexelbrook in Drexel Hill, PA

With a cocoa-infused dinner buffet, alcohol infused drinks (at your own peril!) and funky music by Philly’s Chico Vibe, a whirlwind of a time was had by all!

Notable attendees, infused with chocolate, were the Mayor of Upper Darby, Tom Micozzie and his wife, Executive Director of UDAEF, Jennifer Schoener and Founder of the Upper Darby Summer Stage and many other arts and cultural programs, Harry Dietzler.

…and the winner of The Acorn Award for 2016 is…

It was not just a night of festivities but also an opportunity to honor some very special people who have made generous contributions to the Upper Darby community.

One, in particular, Greg Lingo was honored with the Acorn Award for his establishment of the “Let’s Get Ready” program which helps low income students with SAT preparation, admissions counseling and other support programs to gain admission into colleges and universities. Previous honoree’s were Tina Fey (you know who she is!) in 2014 and Harry Dietzler in 2015.

Minding the Music & the Arts

Andrea & Marc Gallo from Mind The Gap
Andrea & Marc Gallo

Marc and Andrea Gallo from Mind The Gap were proud to attend and support this charitable event based in their hometown of Drexel Hill, PA. From offering scholarships to full time college students to contributing to organizations like Musicopia and the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation, we’re committed to building a better community through philanthropy and active participation.

We encourage everyone to value music and art to the same degree of import as English and Math. It’s duly noted that mastering our language and mathematics are critical to our economy, but creating music and art gives us our cultural heritage.

Please join us. Support the music and the arts in your community.