The ZARWIN BAUM MARCH MADNESS 2014 event marked my 4th straight year that I have participated in Philly Mega Fundraiser. Produced by Philadelphia power law firm Zarwin Baum, the 12th Annual networking extravaganza raised over $45,000 for Philabundance, as well as a large amount of non perishable foods, and most importantly, awareness of their charitable issue. Orchestrated by Senior Marketing director Stacey Kracher, the 2,000 person, nine hour event showcased a day of great sports action focused on live coverage of all the 1st round games of the NCAA tournament. The menu was focused on pleasing the sports fans at the event and included cheesesteaks, fries, hot dogs, cheeseburgers and wings. The event boasted the largest silent auction in the city, with over 200 amazing items. At nights end, Philadelphia Real Estate Mogul and Philanthropist Alan Casnoff purchased the original for $2500. Thank you Alan, another great event!
THE CAUSE : ZARWIN BAUM MARCH MADNESS 2014
Philadbundance is the region’s largest food bank and hunger relief program. Philadelphia addresses food poverty by strengthening the food safety net and distributing food to those who need it most. Strategies include:
- Food Acquisition
- Direct Neighborhood Distribution Programs
- Member Agencies – Hundreds of shelters and kitchens are supplied by Philabundance, bringing food directly to the people who need it the most.
This year I focused on a whimsical tribute to Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s famous painting “Vertumnus”, 1590. Archimboldo was famous for painting portraits of people with their faces comprised of food. I painted this Pop piece with the City of Philadelphia in the background. Many of our best local food offerings are used to comprise the face: Breyer’s Ice Cream, pretzels, Herr’s, a cheesesteak, Tastycakes. This portrait symbolizes the food given by Philabundance.
For information about my charity work, please visit my PHILANTHROPIC page.