The Wyck-Strickland Award Dinner, chaired by Ingrid Bogel and Victoria Steiger, was held Nov. 13 at the Down Town Club. The dinner, honoring Signe Wilkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia Daily News, raised $46,520. Proceeds will benefit Wyck, a National Historic Landmark house and garden in Germantown that was owned by the Wistar-Haines family for nearly 300 years.

The last word

The Anti-Defamation League's Americanism Award dinner, held Nov. 18 at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, was attended by 500 guests. The evening, which raised $500,000 for the ADL, honored J. William Mills III, regional president of PNC Financial Services Group.

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The Center for Literacy honored its inaugural group of Literacy Champions at its Reading Writers fund-raising event, held Nov. 10 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Among the 14 honorees were Mayor Nutter and his wife, Philadelphia Academies president Lisa Nutter, former mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr., and Community College of Philadelphia president Stephen Curtis. The event for 300 raised $110,000 for the center, which annually serves nearly 5,000 adults and children in more than 100 locations in the Philadelphia region.

A quick study

Stephen A. Cozen and Patrick J. O'Connor of the law firm Cozen O'Connor received Temple University's Fox School of Business 12th annual Musser Excellence in Leadership Award at a reception held Nov. 19 at Temple's Mitten Hall. The event for 450 guests raised $500,000 for the Dean's Undergraduate Research Scholars program.

Gridiron gala

Before Saturday's 109th Army-Navy matchup (Navy won 34-0) at Lincoln Financial Field, there was the battle of the bands and cheerleaders at the Army-Navy Gala at the Convention Center. Following remarks during Friday's dinner by Mayor Nutter, West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck, and Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Jeffrey L. Fowler, the bands and cheerleaders of both schools performed before 1,300 Army and Navy brass, alumni, sponsors, civic and business leaders.