A Foundation for Center City Philadelphia

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The Center City District Foundation is a charitable, 501(C)3 non-profit organization that supports the programs of the Center City District (CCD) in order to enhance the quality of life and economic prosperity of downtown Philadelphia.

The Foundation has raised more than $20 million to date to support efforts to create beautiful new parks and public spaces for people of all ages to enjoy and to increase Center City’s tree canopy. To learn more about the parks managed by the CCD, visit www.ccdparks.org


Gerard H. Sweeney

Board Chairman

President & CEO, Brandywine Realty Trust

Jaimie Spector Field

Board Member

Director of Sustainability, Audacy

Michelle Hong

Board Member

Co-Head, Northern Trust Philadelphia

Richard Vague

Board Secretary

Gabriel Investments

Michael C. Forman

Board Member

Chairman & CEO, FS Investments

James L. Paterno

Board Member

Founder, Stockton Real Estate Advisors

John J. Connors

Board Member

President, Brickstone Realty Corporation

Thomas J. Gravina

Board Member

Exec. Chair of the Board & Co-Founder, Evolve IP

Jane Scaccetti

Board Member

Of Counsel, Armanino LLP

Prema Katari Gupta

Ex Officio Board Member

President & CEO, Center City District

Paul R. Levy

Executive Director

Center City District Foundation

Center City Philadelphia is thriving with office, hotel and residential developments, art and cultural venues, restaurants and cafés, historic and contemporary architecture, clean and well-lit sidewalks, and inviting public squares and parks. CCDF seeks to add to these extraordinary amenities a significant permanent public art experience at Dilworth Park and more 

multi-generational recreational activities at Sister Cities Park, as well as transform the former Reading Railroad Viaduct into the city’s newest elevated green space, the Rail Park. Help make these and many other projects a reality. Join us by making a donation and leave a legacy of excellence for generations to come. 

So much accomplished...so much more to do!

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