By | Published On: April 19th, 2017 |

We are just a few weeks away from our 25th anniversary celebration on May 4! In recognition of our school’s quarter-century milestone, we’ve expanded our usual annual celebration to a new venue, and lengthened the party to include a special program and dance party to follow.

Tickets are on sale now – get yours while they last!

More about the event: 


This year’s event will be held at The National Museum for American Jewish History’s one-of-a-kind ballroom, which has a terrace and incredible views of the Independence Mall and Philadelphia skyline — a perfect place to celebrate YouthBuild’s history in Philadelphia, and our school’s focus on the future of its young people.

Program & Entertainment

Cocktails and music start at 6 PM, and we will hold a brief program celebrating our history and sponsors and honoring former executive director Simran Sidhu at 8 PM. Our live DJ for this event is DJ G33k, who will keep the party going until 10 PM!


For the seventh consecutive year, JPM Catering created a custom menu for our event, featuring heavy hors d’ouevres and desserts.

Our open bar will feature wine, local beer, and a signature cocktail. VIP guests will also receive champagne in limited-edition flutes to toast YouthBuild’s legacy of life-changing education and job training!

No celebration would be complete without cake, and we’re grateful to Divine Cakes for donating a custom 25th anniversary cake!

Silent Auction & Donation Wall

In addition to celebrating our success and honoring our supporters, our goal for this event is to raise funds that will directly help future YouthBuild students as they get their lives back on track.  To that end, our event will feature a silent auction and donation wall.

Silent Auction Preview:

  • Front-row Phillies tickets
  • Worlds’ End State Park cabin rental
  • Backstage tour and performance tickets for The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Center City “Staycation” package
  • Museum memberships

Donation Wall Preview:

  • Sponsor classroom and worksite supplies
  • Sponsor a scholarship for a college-bound graduate
  • Sponsor a professional networking lunch for students

VIP Packages

This year’s VIP event experience includes:

  • VIP service at our event’s open bar
  • Expedited check-in
  • VIP gift bag
  • A limited-edition 25th anniversary champagne flute (champagne included).


Thank you to our sponsors, who have made it possible for us to celebrate our mission and supporters and raise funds to assist our students with this event.

“Silver Anniversary, Golden Opportunities” is presented by lead sponsor Saint-Gobain North America.


Host Sponsor: TD Bank
Program Sponsors: Raynes McCarty and EY
Blue & Gold Sponsors: Skanska and Southco
Green Sponsors: BMC Benefit Services, Your Part-Time Controller, and Lindsay Insurance

Get your tickets today!

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