Celebration of Innovation

Benefit, Innovation Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Jefferson - East Falls Campus
Gallagher Center
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144


6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception & Student Innovation Exhibition
8:00 p.m. - Awards Presentation
8:45 p.m. - Dessert Reception


Cocktail Attire


$250 per Person
$100 Jefferson Alumni
$50 First 5 Alumni

Join us for an evening recognizing our alumni, industry leaders, and students at the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Celebration of Innovation. Enjoy our students’ collaborative work, cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, before we honor this year’s Leaders of Innovation and Lifetime Impact Award recipients.

The Celebration of Innovation is Jefferson’s platform for advancing the importance of higher education and innovation, and the impact they have on the global economy. With proceeds providing scholarship support for our deserving students, this special evening pays tribute to students, faculty, alumni and friends who contribute their talent, creativity and determination to meeting current and emerging social needs through innovation.

Event parking is in the Gallagher Center parking garage.

For more information about the event, sponsorships or for special accommodations, please contact The Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-951-2850.

Leader of Innovation Medal


Leader of Innovation
Medal recipients

Donna Nicoletti Ferrier ’80

Owner, Talisman Designs, LLC
Partner and Owner, Philadelphia Suburban Development Corporation


Nicholas A Siciliano III, PhD '15

CEO, Invisible Sentinel, Inc.


Denise Tjokrosaputro ’96

Chief Executive Officer, Papan Land
Co-Founder and CFO, Milestone Pacific Group


David Z Tuttleman ’83

Co-Founder and CEO, Matrix NV, LLC
Vice Chairman, Tuttleman Foundation


Lifetime Impact Award


Lifetime Impact
Award recipient

Thomas Shirley Jr.

Assistant Vice President of Athletics
Head Coach Women's Basketball
Thomas Jefferson University