2014 Solas Awards

The 2014 Solas Awards

Solas Awards 2014

Shining a light on visionary leaders


 

Photo credit to event photographer Dave Lakatos

Ajay Raju (Dilworth Paxson LLP) , Dr. Beatriz Mirabal Garces (Garces Foundation), Peter Gonzales (Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians)

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The Solas Awards are an annual honor bestowed upon individuals in the Philadelphia region by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians for contributions to improving the quality of life for immigrants to Pennsylvania. This year's Solas Awards were held on May 1, 2014 at the Westin Philadelphia.

Our sincere gratitude to all of those who attended. We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events!

MEET THE WINNERS OF OUR SOLAS AWARDS

These distinguished individuals were honored at our Solas event:

  • The Realizing the American Dream Award was given to Ajay Raju, who was recently named the new CEO and Co-Chairman of Dilworth Paxson L.L.P. and is an ambassador for our region, who has enhanced the profile of immigrants as innovators and connectors to the global economy
  • The Atlas Award for Creating Opportunity was given to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for its commitment to building a strong and diverse workplace by recruiting and retaining international talent and providing opportunities to hardworking individuals of all backgrounds, including immigrants
  • The Dennis Clark Solas Award was given to Beatriz and Jose Garces for their commitment to improving healthcare, education and job training for immigrants

 

Thank you to our 2014 Solas Awards Sponsors

 

Champion

 

Dilworth Paxson LLP

 

 

Sustainer

 

KARLANI CAPITAL

 

Supporters

 

Anonymous

Ballard Spahr LLP

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Reed Smith LLP

 

 

Friends

 

Bank of America

Citizens Bank

Cozen O'Connor

The Governor's Woods Foundation


Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Hersha Hospitality Trust

Independence Blue Cross

MasterClass Consulting, LLC

Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd.

Salveson Stetson Group

The Philadelphia Foundation

World Education Services