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At The Union League of Philadelphia

April 28, 2016

500 plus Philadelphians gathered at the Union League for a spectacular affair produced by Nick Stuccio of Philly Fringe and David Devan of the Philly Opera. The Germination Project inducted 20 of the best and brightest students from the area in an NFL/NBA style draft and the inaugural ICON Award was presented to Dr. Jean Bennett and Dr. Albert Maguire of Penn Medicine for their trailblazing research in developing treatments for juvenile genetic blindness. Performances by KeyStone Boys’ Choir, Opera Philadelphia, rapper Spank Rock, the horn section of Red40 and Pope Francis serenader Bobby Hill.

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2016 Gala Chair

  • J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System

Dean, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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