Vatican Splendors East Coast Premiere Gala

Vatican Splendors exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Friday, September 18, 2015

7:00 to 11:00 pm

Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


First entry to the Vatican Splendors exhibition
Italian-themed tapas-style dinner

Hands-on science
Live entertainment and dancing
Valet parking on 20th Street
Festive cocktail attire

Sneak peak of the exhibit

The exhibition is organized and circulated in conjunction with the Congregazione per l’Evangelizzazione dei popoli of the Vatican City State. The exhibition is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with The Franklin Institute. Located in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, Vatican Splendors is presented by PECO.

  • Vatican Splendors Event Committee


    Patsy and Ed Garno
    Kim and Ed Garno
    Toni and Bob Garrison
    Nancy and Bob Garrison
    Frances and James Maguire
    Megan Maguire Nicoletti

  • Members

    William and Sharon Avery 
    Suzanne Boda 
    Renee B. Booth, Ph.D. 
    Cindy Boughton 
    Susan and Tim Buckley 
    Ann and Jerry Calvert 
    Maryann and Michael Camardo 
    Thomas A. Caramanico 
    Pete and Diane Classen 
    Alice and Craig Cullen 
    Barbara Del Duke 
    Jacqueline J. and James D. Delaney 
    Adam Dickstein
    Louisa and Roger Egleston 
    Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Emmi 
    Maureen and John Fries 
    Elizabeth H. Gemmill 
    Grete and Martyn Greenacre 
    Ellen and Ed Hanway 
    Hollie and Jamie Holt 
    Paul and Margaret Hondros
    Rosie and Lee Hymerling 
    Charles Imbesi 
    Frances and Michael Jones 
    Robert J. Juliano 
    Melanie Katzmann 
    Stephen E. Kelly and Michelle McQuality Kelly 
    Molly and Ken Lawrence
    Drs. John and Regina Lepore 
    Charisse R. Lillie 
    Nicole and Sean Linehan 
    Ira Lubert and Pamela Estadt 
    Jamie and Lisa Maguire 
    Miriam and Sonny Mandell 
    Sandy and David Marshall 
    Maureen Brennan-Miller and David J. Miller 
    Lauren and Don Morel 
    Eliana Papadakis 
    Pam and Hobie Porter 
    Jeannine and Darren Pulito 
    Jeanne Raubenstine, DM, LCHS and Clair Raubenstine, KM, KCHS 
    Tom and Barbara Riley
    Anne and Bruce Robinson 
    Connie and Milton Rock 
    Randy and Nancy Ronning 
    Joyce Seewald Sando 
    Esther and Michael P. Schwartz 
    H. David Seegul and Barbara Mozino Seegul 
    B. Daniel Seltzer, CPCU 
    Joel C. Shapiro and Carolyn R. Hartman 
    Ann and Hal Sorgenti 
    Joan N. Stern 
    Maud and Brian Tierney 
    Tina Wells
    To learn how you can get involved with the event committee, call Marci Generose at 215-448-1352 or email at
    List as of August 7, 2015
  • Sponsors

    Lead Event Underwriter
    Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Morel, Jr.
    Event Underwriters

    Connelly Foundation
    Patsy and Ed Garno
    Kim and Ed Garno
    Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire, Jr.
    PNC Bank

    Event Curators
    Affairs to be Remembered, Inc.
    Crown Holdings, Inc.
    Peter and Irene Vosbikian

    Associate Curators
    William J. Avery
    Beneficial Bank
    Toni and Bob Garrison
    Nancy and Bob Garrison
    Charisse R. Lillie and Thomas L. McGill, Jr.
    Mole Street
    Philadelphia Energy Solutions
    Michael and Rosemary Robinson