15+ Fun Philanthropic Events In Philly This Fall

These affairs put the "fun" in fundraising and help causes like fighting cancer, feeding the hungry and disaster relief...

Not only do Philadelphians love a party, we love a party with a purpose.

This fall, charity events of all kinds offer guests the opportunity to have a fantastic time while helping to raise funds, support and awareness for causes near and dear to our hearts.

Whether you want to help promote the arts, fight cancer, or anything in between, there’s a philanthropic event on the fall calendar that’s right for you.

Check out these philanthropic events in Philly this fall.

CDC’s 20th Annual Bowling Ball

The Community Design Collaborative puts the fun in fundraiser during this 1990’s-style soiree. Channel the decade, grab your grungiest gear, and get ready to knock down some pins to help a great cause.

CDC’s 20th Annual Bowling Ball

When:Saturday, September 24, 7-10 p.m.
Where:Erie Lanes, 1310 East Erie Avenue
Cost:$125-$5,000

www.cdesignc.org

Cocktails Against Cancer’s Jukebox Boogie

Put on your poodle skirt and do the twist at Cocktails Against Cancer’s 9th annual Jukebox Boogie fundraiser. The 50’s-themed party will help raise money for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Camp, Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia, Bringing Hope Home and The Breathing Room Foundation.

Cocktails Against Cancer’s Jukebox Boogie

When:Saturday, September 24, 7-11 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square
Cost:$65 in advance/$75 at the door

www.cocktailsagainstcancer.org

FEASTIVAL for Fringe Arts

Photo courtesy Feastival

Culinary and performance arts come together for FEASTIVAL, the annual food-centric fundraiser for contemporary arts organization FringeArts and the Fringe Festival that gathers dozens of top Philadelphia chefs and amazing performers to raise funds that contribute to the city’s cultural economy.

FEASTIVAL for Fringe Arts

When:Thursday, September 29, 7-10 p.m.
Where:FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$300

www.phillyfeastival.com

PAFA Uncorked

The Young Friends of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts group spearheads this party, which includes wine, cocktails, music and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the institution’s Community Education initiatives.

PAFA Uncorked

When:Friday, September 30, 7-10 p.m.
Where:118 N. Broad Street
Cost:$75; $50 for Young Friends of PAFA

www.pafa.org

Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night Concert & Gala

Photo By J. Griffin for Visit Philadelphia

Don your black-tie best for opening night of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 117th season. Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and his team are set to put on an extraordinary show.

Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night Concert & Gala

When:Friday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Cost:$175 and up

www.philorch.org

Fanfare on the Fantail at the Independence Seaport Museum

The historic Cruiser Olympia sets the scene for Fanfare on the Fantail, the fall fundraiser for the Independence Seaport Museum. In addition to an entertaining evening, this year’s event is the last opportunity to view the Artship Olympia exhibit.

Fanfare on the Fantail at the Independence Seaport Museum

When:Saturday, October 1, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$150

www.phillyseaport.org

Please Touch Museum 40th Birthday Event & Gala

Photo courtesy Please Touch Museum

Who says you have to grow up? Philadelphians that may be Peter Pan at heart can wish the Please Touch Museum a happy 40th birthday during two fun-filled events: a family-friendly celebration on Sunday, October 2 and an adults-only gala on Thursday, November 3.

Please Touch Museum 40th Birthday Event & Gala

When:Sunday, October 2, starting at noon; Thursday, November 3, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic
Cost:Gala: $250 and up

www.pleasetouchmuseum.org

Chestnut Hill Black & White Gala and Live Auction

Help support the Chestnut Hill Community Association in style at this neighborhood soiree. The evening will include dinner, dancing and a powerhouse auction of one-of-a-kind experiences.

Chestnut Hill Black & White Gala and Live Auction

When:Saturday, October 8, 7-11 p.m.
Where:8419 Germantown Avenue
Cost:$125 per person, $110 for Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA) Members

www.chestnuthill.org

PHS PHeaSt

Eat your way through the evening during PHS PHeaSt, which raises money to support the City Harvest Program. This delicious event pairs local growers and chefs to create an unforgettable garden-to-table meal.

PHS PHeaSt

When:Friday, October 7, 7-10 p.m.
Where:5201 S. 13th Street
Cost:$165; $150 for PHS Members

www.phsonline.org

Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club Party For Preservation

Join the Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club, the first rowing club in the country, as they celebrate the unique history of their boathouse and its contribution to rowing in an effort to restore one of the iconic buildings of Philadelphia's famed Boathouse Row. There will be food, drinks and entertainment at a venue designed to showcase the beautiful potential of Philadelphia's historic spaces.

Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club Party For Preservation

When:Saturday, October 15, 4-7 p.m.
Where:The Courtyard Studio of Materials Conservation Co., 155 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Cost:$85-100

www.philadelphiagirlsrowingclub.com

30th Annual AIDS Walk/Run Philly

Whether as spectators, volunteers, runners, walkers or sponsors, thousands of Philadelphians will take part in the city’s annual AIDS Walk/Run. One of the original walks in the country, the AIDS Walk/Run Philly was a forerunner and now there are dozens of walks in the Philadelphia-area alone. The 5K race starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

30th Annual AIDS Walk/Run Philly

When:Sunday, October 16, check-in begins at 6:30 a.m., race starts at 9 a.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

www.aidswalkphilly.org

Taste of the Nation Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of a lucky list of U.S. cities that hosts Taste of the Nation, a city-specific series of chef-driven fundraisers to benefit No Kid Hungry’s efforts to end childhood hunger. This year, the event heads to a new location — the cool industrial-feeling 23rd Street Armory.

Taste of the Nation Philadelphia

When:Monday, October 17, 7-10 p.m.
Where:23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd Street
Cost:$95

www.nokidhungry.org

GLOW in the Park

Photo courtesy Fairmount Park Conservancy

The Italian-style Palazzo on the Parkway will alight for the night during this exciting event to benefit the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Guests will enjoy entertainment from Klip Collective and the always-awesome West Philadelphia Orchestra.

GLOW in the Park

When:Wednesday, October 19, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where:22nd Street & Winter Street
Cost:$60

www.myphillypark.org

The Barnes Foundation’s Young Professionals Night

Photo courtesy The Barnes Foundation

Inspired by the museum’s Live and Life Will Give You Pictures exhibit, this gathering celebrates the process of turning the everyday into art. Guests are encouraged to get into the spirit by dressing in black and white.

The Barnes Foundation’s Young Professionals Night

When:Friday, October 21, 7-10 p.m.
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$30; members $15

www.barnesfoundation.org

RAIR Trash Bash

Join in supporting RAIR’s environmentally conscious arts initiatives by hitting up the RAIR Trash Bash, what’s sure to be a hip party at the Crane Arts Building with drinks, snacks, artist sightings, and a special exhibit and silent auction of artwork by friends of RAIR — a group that includes the likes of Sarah McEneaney, Micah Danges, Steven Dufala and Billy Dufala.

RAIR Trash Bash

When:Wednesday, November 16, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Crane Arts, 1400 N. American Street
Cost:$25, early-bird general admission; $65, early-bird VIP; $40-$80 at the door

www.rairphilly.org

#Right2Work Dinner

This November, chefs, activists and members of the Philly dining scene will come together for the 12th event in the Right2Work dinner series. Starting at 7 p.m., enjoy a multicourse meal while listening to a panel entitled Who Cooks in Philadelphia? Misrepresenting Race in the Food Media.

#Right2Work Dinner

When:Tuesday, November 22, 7 p.m.
Where:Aquinas Center, 1700 Fernon Street
Cost:Suggested donation, $30

www.pauwr.org

NMAJH Only in America Gala

This annual event recognizes Jews who have chosen to make their homes in the United States. The 2016 honoree is Ron Rubin, the legendary real estate developer and the museum’s outgoing board chair.

NMAJH Only in America Gala

When:Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m.
Where:National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Ml East
Cost:Varies

www.nmajh.org

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