CCD Foundation News

Find the latest news about CCDF projects and fundraising initiatives.

July Rail Park Tour

On July 29, the Board of Directors of the Center City District Foundation held a private tour of the progress of the Rail Park for major and prospective project donors.

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Press Release

National Endowment for the Arts Awards Grants for Arts Projects Nationwide

Includes $20,000 to the Center City District Foundation to support the creation of Pulse, a unique and dynamic installation in the fountain of Dilworth Park at City Hall.

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The Rail Park Happy Hour Fundraisers at The Trestle Inn

Every first Wednesday, The Trestle Inn (339 N 11th Street) will donate 20% of all sales from 5-8pm to benefit Phase 1 construction of The Rail Park. To RSVP or learn more, visit  

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CCDF Receives $10K Gift

In an October 18, 2016 event in Dilworth Park, the Center City District Foundation was named the beneficiary of a $10,000 gift from The Famous Grouse.  The event set a record for the world's longest practice putting green, as members of the public and celebrity putters were invited to try their hand at a hole-in-one. 

(L to R) Christina Flounders Conlon, Guinness World Records; Nicola Riske, Famous Grouse; Nancy Goldenberg, Executive Director, Center City District Foundation; and former Eagles player Hollis Thomas.

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CCDF Thanks Dilworth Park Donors 

On October 14, 2016 the Center City District and Center City District Foundation hosted a reception at Dilworth Park to thank the generous donors who made the park’s transformation possible.

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CCDF Launches at Anniversary Event

With a benefit dinner at Dilworth Park, the new Center City District Foundation launched on May 5, 2016 as the charity of choice for those who care deeply about downtown Philadelphia's future. The event, at which the Center City District celebrated 25 years and the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation marked its 60th year, included business and civic leaders, donors and community supporters who came together to raise funds to support CCDF and its efforts to enhance the quality of life in Center City. 

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