Spring Spotlight: Celebrating D+P Client Achievements
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Spring Spotlight: Celebrating D+P Client Achievements

By D+P Team

As the seasons change and spring begins, we’re happy to highlight the achievements and initiatives our clients have spearheaded and how we have supported them. Join us in celebrating their success and dive into some of our clients’ stories over the past few months.

 Bryn Mawr College

D+P helped spread the work this April for a major announcement for Bryn Mawr College — the selection of the 10th president, Dr. Wendy Cadge. Dr. Cadge is currently the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science and Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanistic Social Sciences at Brandeis University, and she will begin as president at Bryn Mawr College effective July 1. The announcement was featured in a variety of publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Business JournalDelaware County Daily TimesMontco.Today and more.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Select Greater Philadelphia, a council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, helps companies achieve their vision as they look to relocate or expand their business in the region. D+P supports this effort through storytelling and video content. The articles in Select’s Momentum newsletter detail how companies succeed in Greater Philadelphia due to its manageable costs, talent availability and livability. The latest issue featured company profiles on Preventx and Thema, both international life sciences companies that expanded their businesses in the United States, ultimately choosing Greater Philadelphia as their home. Read these articles and more on Select’s news page.

The Chamber also shares video profiles of those who work in the region’s life sciences and tech industries in its “Discovery Starts with Me” series, following employees’ journeys to Greater Philadelphia and how the region supports their work and personal lives. The latest video is a compilation of employees’ experiences from Amicus Therapeutics, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Roquette, and WuXi Advanced Therapies. Watch here

Congressional Medal of Honor Society

In commemoration of Medal of Honor Day on March 25, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society hosted and participated in a series of events in New York City, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., featuring Medal of Honor Recipients. D+P travelled to each location, developing content — owned and shared on social media. It started with the Recipients ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, followed by a visit to Indianapolis for networking and Q&As, a tour of the NCAA Museum and a panel discussion at the Medal of Honor Memorial 25th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony. View a full recap of the events in Indianapolis here.

The Recipients then traveled to Washington, D.C., where they engaged in a fireside chat with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery and the Society’s annual Citizen Honors Awards ceremony for civilians making an impact in their communities. The events culminated with the Society’s first-ever Medal of Honor Summit, in which Medal of Honor Recipient Britt Slabinski, president of the Society, called for a “Medal of Honor ecosystem” to inspire the future of America by instilling the values of the Medal. Here is a full recap of the events in Washington, D.C.

Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia

Long-term D+P client, the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, recognized its 2024 Delaware Valley Engineer and Young Engineer of the Year during the annual Delaware Valley Engineers Week (Feb. 15-24), part of a greater national observance of engineering accomplishments. Robert M. Wright, PE was named this year’s Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year, and Samantha Winterburn was named the Delaware Valley Young Engineer of the Year. Learn more about the award recipients and their accomplishments from The Times Herald.

Firstrust Bank

In April, high school students from across the Greater Philadelphia region had the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of executives from Firstrust Bank, the Philadelphia Eagles and EVERFI. The competition marked the culmination of the Entrepreneurs Game Plan powered by EVERFI program, a digital learning platform implemented in 30 area high schools that uses case studies, interactive business simulations, and personal development activities to prepare students for a bright and prosperous future. D+P secured coverage from the event from PHL17 and the Glenside Local


March marked a pivotal month for Gaudenzia, a leading nonprofit substance use disorder treatment and recovery provider in the Northeast. The organization named Dr. Deja Gilbert, PhD, LMHC, LPC, FACHE, a change leader and veteran executive in the treatment of SUD, as its new president and CEO. D+P increased awareness of the appointment in a report by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Gaudenzia also expanded its Lancaster-based Family Alternatives program into Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, as reported by CBS 21. In collaboration with the Dauphin County Children and Youth Agency, the Family Alternatives program provides specialized and intensive case management services to parents with drug and alcohol-related challenges.

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

In celebration of Black History Month, the Mann hosted two unique events immersing young Philadelphia students in African American culture and music. Partnering with the Aeolian choir of Oakwood University, an Alabama-based HBCU, they brought a special performance to Philadelphia’s Parkside neighborhood, singing for students at Global Leadership Academy. Solidifying the Mann’s mission to immerse students in African American culture, acclaimed jazz bassist Gerald Veasley led a masterclass at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Check out highlights from the Aeolians’ performance and Gerald Veasley’s masterclass featured on 6abc. All part of D+P’s outreach.

Students from the Mann’s Motion & Music Academy, sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield, also received a visit from HBCU students in April. North Carolina A&T State University ColdSteel Drummers held a drumline masterclass for stude.nts, which culminated in a performance where both the Motion & Music students and ColdSteel Drummers played for friends and family. 6 ABC and NBC 10 were there to catch the action.

Reach Cyber Charter School

Reach Cyber Charter School students received several opportunities to meet their virtual classmates in person and engage in STEM-focused workshops this past March. The first was at an outer space-themed “Read Across America” event at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, as reported by WHTM. Students from all over Pennsylvania then participated in workshops at local science centers to celebrate Pi Day, as shown in this highlight from 6 ABC in Philadelphia. Finally, Harrisburg-area students built bat boxes at Reach Cyber’s headquarters and learned about their importance. STEM Camp Manager Danielle Leibig shared some words with ABC 27 on the experience –all the result of D+P’s media relations team.

Saint John’s Hospice

One of the region’s first shelters for men experiencing homelessness, Saint John’s Hospice (SJH) held its 60th Anniversary Gala on April 18, celebrating its milestones as a leading provider of residential and day services for individuals, families and communities experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA.Today highlighted the anniversary in an online story. D+P celebrated the anniversary with social media content, website stories and a gala video.

The nonprofit is also celebrating the people who have helped it carry out its mission throughout its history. Nikki Johnson-Alfano, SJH board member who once experienced homelessness and now owns a tax law practice, speaks regularly to SJH residents to inspire them, as highlighted in a blog. Tah Maddison and Rhasheeda Mims, SJH’s kitchen staff, were also recently highlighted for their tireless efforts in serving meals every day to residents and day services guests.

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is growing its mental health ministry through a series of Easter reflections by Catholic writer Paula Huston. The series addresses the emotional, psychological and social challenges young people face today and explores the spiritual wisdom that the first native-born American saint offers them.

Next month, the Shrine will hold the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s St. Dymphna Mental Wellness Retreat on-site in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The retreat will be held in partnership with the Shrine’s Seeds of Hope, a ministry that the Shrine launched in 2018 to provide retreats and spiritual sustenance to those experiencing poverty and isolation in the region around the Shrine.

Read more about the reflection series and the upcoming retreat from a D+P pitched story in Catholic News Agency

The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division

In partnership with local officials, The Salvation Army Allentown Corps celebrated the grand reopening of its North 8th Street gymnasium after a renovation project and D+P helped spread the word. The renovations were made possible by a $360,000 grant secured by former Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick M. Browne, who was honored at a grand reopening and ribbon cutting in early February. Hear more about the new gym from WFMZ.

Also in Allentown, The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania Children’s Services held a”Care and Share” event calling for parents to help fill the demand for foster families in the community. With more than 3,000 children in the state needing placement, the event aimed to educate interested families about the responsibilities of fostering a child and encouraged those who are able to open their homes to foster children. To learn more about the “Care and Share” event, or being a foster parent, visit WFMZ.


This spring, VisionLink released the first edition of its quarterly newsletter with D+P developed content for donors, friends and supporters, VisionLink & You. The newsletter is a place for people to learn more about the growing community dedicated to building a more accessible region for people with vision loss and how VisionLink helps people reach their goals for greater independence. The newsletter discusses how VisionLink is a gateway to education, direct services, community resources, and more for its clients. It also shares donor announcements, a client thank-you note and ways to stay connected to VisonLink. 

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