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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    distinguished history that was provided enriched by the contributions of countless individuals who have lived and worked here over the years The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame is sponsored by Glen Foerd on the Delaware in partnership with Holy Family University the Historical Society of Frankford The Northeast Times and the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce The inaugural induction ceremony was held in October 2009 with the subsequent inductions in October 2010 2012 and 2014 The Hall of Fame is guided by two committees the Selection Committee which chooses the inductees and the Steering Committee which plans the induction ceremony and raises money for the project Selection Committee Sister Francesca Onley President Emerita Holy Family University Chair Karen Borski Government Affairs Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Chair Temple University Ambler Board of Visitors former Executive Director Fairmount Park Commission Dr Trudy Brown Educational Consultant formerly with Philadelphia School District Reverend Scott C Dorsey Pastor Mt Zion Baptist Church Holmesburg Michael J Driscoll State Representative 173rd District PA House of Representatives Louis M Iatarola Real Estate Agent and Appraiser former President Tacony Civic Business Associations Board Member Tacony Historical Society Jack McCarthy Project Director Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame Rose McMenamin Consultant Event Specialist Coordinator former Vice President 3rd Federal Bank Steering Committee Jack McCarthy Project Director Chair Tom Forkin Esquire Magnetic Metals Corporation Karen Galardi Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Holy Family University Pam Henshall President Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Frank Hollingsworth Realtor Treasurer Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation Nancy Morozin The Dining Car Tony Radwanski Former Director of Communications Philadelphia City Council Former President Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation Lynn Rotoli Founder Mayfair CDC Past President Mayfair Civic Association Tom Waring Editor The Northeast Times James Young President Historical Society of Frankford Inductees 2009 2014 Thomas Holme Pennsylvania

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  • NE Philadelphia Hall of Fame - Suggest Candidates
    the 2016 Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame The public is encouraged to suggest individuals for consideration for induction into the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame There are two ways to do so Whichever method you choose please include some background information on your suggested candidate and the reason he she they should be considered for the Hall of Fame Also include your name and contact information telephone number or email address Entries without the sender s name and contact information will not be considered this information will be kept confidential and will not be used in any way but is necessary to ensure that all entries are legitimate 1 Send an email to halloffame frankfordhistory org 2 Print fill out and mail the attached ballot A Hall of Fame Selection Committee composed of Northeast Philadelphia historians and community and educational leaders will consider all suggestions and make the final determinations on inductees Deadline for submissions is April 8 2016 PAST HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 2012 Frank Shuman Rev Leon Sullivan Ed Kelly Chris Ferguson Houses of Worship 2010 Benjamin Rush Robert Purvis Butch Ballard Sister Mary Scullion SPIN Inc 2009 Thomas Holme Henry and Mary Disston Katharine Drexel Tom Gola

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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    attached donor form to make a donation 5 000 Benefactor limit five Listing on Hall of Fame website and in all promotional materials Individual display at cocktail reception and induction ceremony Prominent listing on event signage at cocktail reception and induction ceremony Acknowledgement on invitation to cocktail reception and induction ceremony Cover page listing and full page ad in induction ceremony program booklet Eight free tickets to cocktail reception and induction ceremony 2 500 Sustaining Partner Listing on Hall of Fame website and in all promotional materials Prominent listing on event signage at cocktail reception and induction ceremony Full page ad in induction ceremony program booklet Six free tickets to cocktail reception and induction ceremony 1 000 Community Partner Listing in all Hall of Fame promotional materials Listing on event signage at Hall of Fame induction ceremony Full page ad in induction ceremony program booklet Four free tickets to cocktail reception and induction ceremony 500 Supporting Partner Full page ad in induction ceremony program booklet Four free tickets to cocktail reception and induction ceremony Program Booklet Ads 300 175 100 Ads in the Hall of Fame program booklet may be purchased for 300 full page 175 half page and 100

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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    Times and the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 2016 Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame News and Events 2016 Inductees will be announced in May 2016 Save the Date Induction Ceremony will be held October 16 2016 at Holy Family University more information coming soon For more information contact Project Director Jack McCarthy at 215 824 1636 jacksnotes88 verizon net How Do I Suggest Someone 2009 Inductee Profiles 2010 Inductee

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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    of Frankford The Northeast Times and the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Essay Contest More information on the 2016 Hall of Fame Essay Contest Coming Soon How Do I Suggest Someone 2009 Inductee Profiles 2010 Inductee Profiles 2012 Inductee

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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    re interred in the graveyard at St Peters Episcopal Church in Philadelphia alongside those of the rest of his family Dozens of American cities and many schools and roads are named in his honor including several in Northeast Philadelphia Return to Top Virginia Knauer 1915 2011 Virginia Knauer was a pioneering figure in consumer protection in America and in advancing the role of women in government Born Virginia Wright in Philadelphia in 1915 she attended Philadelphia High School for Girls and earned degrees from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and University of Pennsylvania in 1937 She then did graduate study in painting in Italy returning home in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II In 1940 Virginia married Wilhelm F Knauer a corporate lawyer and former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania They moved to a property in Upper Holmesburg where they had land to indulge their passion for raising Doberman pinschers In 1948 the Knauers bought the historic Morelton Inn along the Delaware River in Torresdale The Morelton had been a well known resort for wealthy Philadelphians at the turn of the twentieth century The Knauers restored the home including having paneling from China Hall a historic house in nearby Bucks County that was about to be demolished removed and installed at Morelton They later founded the Knauer Foundation for Historic Preservation through which they purchased the eighteenth century Man Full of Trouble tavern in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia which had also been threatened with demolition They ran the Man Full of Trouble as a museum The Knauers were very active in politics In 1958 Virginia Knauer was appointed Vice Chairman of the Philadelphia Republican City Committee and in 1959 she became the first Republican woman to serve on Philadelphia City Council Eight years later she was appointed director of Pennsylvanias Bureau of Consumer Protection the first woman in America to administer such a bureau She held that office until 1969 when President Richard Nixon appointed her Special Assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs and later Director of the federal Office of Consumer Affairs She also held this position under Presidents Ford and Reagan For a time Virginia Knauer was the highest ranking female in the Executive Branch of the US government She was a tireless advocate for consumers once describing herself as a pipeline to the president for consumers She championed many consumer protection initiatives and was responsible for the establishment of many consumer safeguards Virginia Knauer received many honors and awards in her lifetime including being named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in 1969 and receiving the Gimbels Award in 1977 She died in 2011 at the age of 96 in her home in Washington DC and is buried at All Saints Episcopal Church in Torresdale Return to Top Pat Worthington Stopper Born Patricia Worthington in 1928 into a family whose roots in Northeast Philadelphia go back over 300 years Pat Worthington Stopper has spent many years collecting preserving and sharing local history

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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    a showcase for local talent the concerts featured many nationally known acts The concerts stopped after the 1991 season but were revived in 2001 again through the efforts of Ed Kelly and others Funds were secured to restore the band shell the concerts were resumed and they have remained a major attraction ever since Over the years the Pennypack Park Music Festival has provided approximately 1 million dollars worth of free entertainment for the residents of Northeast Philadelphia In July 2011 two days after his 85th birthday the restored festival stage was named the Ed Kelly Stage A longtime member of the Mayor s Advisory Council he championed Northeast Philadelphia organizations and causes for many years Ed Kelly passed away on August 20 2012 just two months prior to his official induction into the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame Return to Top Christopher J Ferguson Christopher Ferguson is a retired US Navy captain and astronaut who in 2011 commanded the final flight of NASA s Shuttle program Chris was born in 1961 and raised in Northeast Philadelphia He attended St Martha s Elementary School and Archbishop Ryan High School from which he graduated in 1979 He received his bachelor s degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in 1984 and his master s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California Chris Ferguson received his commission from the Navy ROTC program in 1984 He earned his Navy Wings in 1986 and served as an F 14 Tomcat pilot deploying to the North Atlantic Mediterranean and Indian Oceans onboard the USS Forrestal He attended the Navy Fighter Weapon School popularly known as TOPGUN and later completed the Naval Postgraduate Test Pilot School program He had several other naval assignments including a deployment to the Western Pacific Persian Gulf onboard the USS Nimitz in 1995 in defense of the Iraqi no fly zone Chris Ferguson entered the US Space Program in 1998 He was the Pilot of Atlantis Shuttle Flight 115 in September 2006 and Commander of Endeavour Flight 126 in November 2008 In July 2011 he had the honor of commanding Atlantis flight 135 the final flight of the thirty year US Space Shuttle Program By this time Chris had logged more than forty days in space Chris Ferguson retired from the Navy in June 2010 and from NASA in December 2011 He has received numerous medals and service awards and citations for his service as well as an honorary doctorate from his alma mater Drexel University He currently works for the Boeing Company as Director of Crew and Mission Operations and lives in Houston Texas with his wife Sandra and their three children Return to Top Houses of Worship Unity Monthly Meeting Frankford Quaker 1682 Unity Monthly Meeting at Waln and Unity Streets in Frankford is one of the oldest sites of worship in Philadelphia Its meeting house built in 1775 is the oldest surviving Quaker meeting house in the city Known for many years as

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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    and helped to establish Byberry as an important center in the anti slavery and social reform movements In 1846 he built Byberry Hall for use as a community meeting place While used mainly for local activities many famous abolitionists and activists also spoke at Byberry Hall which is still standing Robert Purvis was president of the Pennsylvania Anti Slavery Society from 1845 1850 and was a longtime leader in the Underground Railroad for which served as chairman of the General Vigilance Committee from 1852 1857 He used his home in Byberry as a station on the Underground Railroad and by his own estimate helped more than 9 000 slaves escape to the North During the Civil War Purvis was active in recruiting African American soldiers for the Union Army He also supported many other progressive causes in his lifetime including the American Moral Reform Society the Woman Suffrage Society for which he served as vice president and numerous other organizations Return to Top Butch Ballard A renowned drummer who has travelled the world and played with many of the giants of jazz George Butch Ballard has also been a longtime pillar of the Frankford community Born in Camden New Jersey in 1918 Butch Ballard was a year old when his family moved to Frankford the neighborhood that he would call home for most of his ninety two years Butch Ballard was about fifteen years old when he began taking drum lessons He attended Harding Junior High and Northeast High School where he played in the school band At the age of sixteen he snuck into a local club to hear the jazz band and wound up sitting in with them This led to his being asked to join the band Thus began a professional career that lasted over seventy years By the late 1930s Butch Ballard was playing regularly in Philadelphia In the early 1940s he moved to New York and began playing with some of the biggest names in jazz Following service in the Navy in World War II during which he played in his ship s company band while in the South Pacific his career really took off He played and recorded with such jazz luminaries as Louis Armstrong Ella Fitzgerald Count Basie Duke Ellington and others He is one of the few musicians to have played in both the Count Basie and Duke Ellington big bands While his career has taken him around the world Butch Ballard s roots have remained strong in Frankford After time in New York in the military and on the road in the 1940s he moved back to Frankford permanently in 1950 Although he still travelled occasionally for his music including performances in Europe he became a well known and beloved figure in the Frankford community serving as a trustee of Second Baptist Church a Democratic ward leader a block captain a longtime teacher of young musicians in the area and a frequent performer at community events He continued playing and teaching

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