The Philly Post, Philadelphia DoGooder Awards

February 22, 2013


by HughE Dillon

The Philly DoGooder Awards were held last night at the University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall. The DoGooder campaign was designed to promote skills-based volunteering and bring Philadelphians together to benefit local nonprofits. Hosted by Here’s My Chance and presented by Wells Fargo, the event announced the winning nonprofits of the video contest, and honored three Philadelphians (including me!) with innovation awards that were presented by Mayor Michael Nutter. Pictured: Kevin Colahan, Here’s My Chance; HughE Dillon, Philly Chit Chat, honored for Innovation in Community Building; Leah Kauffman, executive producer of, honored for Innovation in Storytelling; Desiree Peterkin-Bell, from the city’s communications office, honored for Innovation in Urban Mechanics; and David Gloss, Here’s My Chance.

Winners included:
Best Overall Video by a Nonprofit: Working Film Establishment
Viewers Choice Video by a Nonprofit
First Place: Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Second Place: New Leash on Life USA
Third Place: Diversified Community Services, Western Learning Center
Best Hackathon Video by a Nonprofit: PathwaysPA

Now, according to Dave Gloss and Kevin Colahan, the work begins:

All the winning nonprofits received over $50,000 in skilled resources. The United Way and will begin getting those projects under way in the coming weeks. … We still have some things in the works for the rest of 2013. Our continued coverage of the emerging Philly DoGooders (Anna Aagenes, Michelle Freeman, Erica Hawthorne, Matt Joyce, Eric Norris), a regular video commentary on community issues with, communications training and tools for local groups and some fun and random surprises. Our goal is to make Here’s My Chance and Philly DoGooder an instigator of more sustainable social impact throughout the region.


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