The 2016 Founder's Award dinner will be held on May 5, 2016, at The Union League of Philadelphia. This year, HSP will honor Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Foner with the Founder’s Award and civic entrepreneur Sam Katz with the Heritage Award.
Mr. Foner is the author or editor of over twenty books. His publications have concentrated on the intersections of intellectual, political and social history and the history of American race relations. Among his most well-known books is The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010), which was awarded the Bancroft Prize, Pulitzer Prize for History, and The Lincoln Prize. His most recent book is Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad (2015). Sam Katz was named to the PoliticsPA "Sy Snyder's Power 50" list of influential individuals in Pennsylvania politics in 2002 and 2003. Mr. Katz founded History Making Productions, a documentary film production company, in 2008. He is the executive producer of the series Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, which seeks to chronicle Philadelphia's history on film, as well as Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia.
The event will take place at The Union League beginning at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, an awards ceremony, and an appeal auction. The funds raised at this annual event go directly toward supporting HSP’s mission of inspiring individuals and organizations to create a better future through historical understanding. Karen Raab will be the event chair. For more information, please contact Bethany Chisholm at 215-732-6200 ext. 243 or firstname.lastname@example.org