2017 Solas Awards


2017 Solas Awards - March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel - 201 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA

PURCHASE TICKETS OR DONATE HERE:   http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725396

The Solas Awards are an annual honor bestowed upon individuals in the Philadelphia region by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians for their contributions to improving the quality of life for immigrants to Pennsylvania. 

Join us in honoring:

  • Alberto Ibargüen, President & CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will be given the Dennis Clark Solas Award for his leadership at the Knight Foundation and his unwavering commitment to the social, cultural, economic, and civic engagement of immigrants which as inspired and supported the growth of the Welcoming Center.
  • Michael and Diane Chow, Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs and owners of Sang Kee Restaurant who have used their talents and hard work to build a successful business that has created economic opportunities for foreign-born and American workers alike will be given the Realizing the American Dream Award.
  • Nicole Pullen Ross will accept the Atlas Award for Advancing Opportunity on behalf of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses for their work in creating opportunities for entrepreneurs from all backgrounds in the Philadelphia region.

Click here to purchase tickets online or to make a donation:   http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725396For more information about the event, to become a sponsor or to purchase an ad in the program book, please contact Rebecca at 215.557.2858, or rebecca@welcomingcenter.org. Click here for a sponsorship and ad form.


Join our List of Sponsors! 


Independence Blue Cross

Shirin and Rudy Karsan


American Airlines

Ballard Spahr LLP

Citizens Bank

John S and James L. Knight Foundation

The Philadelphia Foundation


Connelly Foundation

Hao-Li and Evan Loh

Patrick Mahanger and Dr. Kevin Baumlin

The Neubauer Family Foundation

Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman

Quench USA, Inc.

Trion Group

WES Global Talent Bridge

Willis Towers Watson


Robert and Patricia Aglira

BB & T Corporate Banking

Boston Consulting Group

Brian Communications

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Nina Chen and Eric Langenmayr

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia

Cozen O'Connor

Dilworth Paxson LLP 

Drexel University


Independence Foundation


Prepay Nation

Salveson Stetson Group

SugarHouse Casino

Timothy Haahs & Associates

John and Jin Hee Touey



Axler Goldich

CCI Consulting

Alexandre Costabile and Susan Dando

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

Econsult Solutions, Inc.

Green & Spiegel LLC

Jack and Lisa Heuer

Jyoti Indian Bistro

Lau Longsworth Charitable Fund


Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

Philadelphia Zoo


Plough and the Stars

Public Health Management Corporation

The Rosen Group