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On Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Philadelphians who have played a role, past and present, in the establishment of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, will gather to celebrate a City Council Resolution honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Fund, which has invested over $33 million in Philadelphia’s arts and culture community over the past two decades.
In 1991, Philadelphia City Council Bill 1424 was a glimmer in the eye of arts-minded individuals all over this region. Envisioning an independent entity that would distribute cultural funding on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, an ad hoc committee of city leaders came together to guide the development of the organization, including Cathryn Coate, then Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Helen Haynes, then Executive Director of the Coalition of African American Cultural Organizations, and John Allen (deceased), Artistic Director of New Freedom Theatre.