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Kids at Heart 2019

Turning Points for Children Presented the 20th Annual Kids at Heart Gala on May 19 at the Franklin Institute. We celebrated our champions of children and agents of change with a record breaking fundraising success.

We honored Doug Pederson, Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, Owners of Safran Turney Hospitality

Read more about the incredible evening here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor:



Champion Sponsors:

Lou Serlenga & Family  •  Anonymous


Trailblazer Sponsors:

Keerti & Sneha Melkote  •  Anonymous


Visionary Sponsors:





Rachel Branson & Family  •  MNF Transportation


Turning Point Sponsors:








Lipstein Family Foundation  • John & Trish Jankowski

Jeffrey and Karin Dolce  •  Bouchard Insurance


Friend Sponsors:


Health Partners Plans & Health Partners Foundation


Advocate Sponsors:

Flyers Charities  •  Carl & Susan Sacchetti

BLBB Charitable  •  Interstate Fleets, Inc.

KPMG LLC  •  Forensic Resolutions, Inc.


Supporter Sponsors and Others:

Delta-T Group  •  Conley Fleming LLP

Zeldin Family Foundation  •  Jim Oram & Family

NJM Insurance Group  •  Stewart, A Xerox Company

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Upper90Prep & Kraemer College Planning

AmerisourceBergen  •  UnitedHealth Group Regal

NFP  •  US Facilities, Inc.

Wealth Management Solutions

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

WB Mason  •  Gilbert Ferreria

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Roberts  •  Joe & Sheryl Parent

Tommy & Dawn Woods  •  Wine Imports

FROG Commissary  •  Safran Turney Hospitality

Dolan & Delia Sullivan  •  Affairs to be Remembered

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Kids at Heart 2020

Turning Points for Children celebrated our Virtual Gala with "Light up the Night", shining a light on families made stronger and futures made brighter. 

PHMC has been a guiding light in helping Turning Points adapt to a new way of carrying out our mission during this current pandemic. Most of our programs are considered essential services, so our social workers continue to provide resources and services to vulnerable children and families. They are frontline heroes.

Thank you to everyone who supported our largest fundraiser of the year. While the event may have changed to a virtual platform, our mission remains the same. We are building Stronger Families and Brighter Futures.

Learn about our nominees.  


Listen to stories from our frontlines, as told by Turning Points for Children staff members.  


Turning Points honored

Richard J. Cohen, Ph.D. 

President and CEO, PHMC

PECO & Mike Innocenzo 

President and CEO, PECO 

Rakia Reynolds 

Founder and CEO, Skai Blue Media

Thank you to our sponsors:


Beacon of Light Sponsors




Radiant Sponsors





Rising Star Sponsors



Points of Light Sponsors






Crystal Thompson • Rachel Branson, Esq. • The Lipstein Family Foundation



Luminary Sponsors



BLB&B • Forensic Resolutions • The Sam and Deidre Patterson Foundation



Highlight Sponsors

Deloitte Consulting • NJM Insurance • upper90prep & Kraemer College Planning

Kristen & Tom Roberts • Kevin & Tom Bordner • Zeldin Family

Marla K. Conley, Conley Law Group LLC


Follow us on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages as we #LightupPhilly. #IAmaKidAtHeart #ImaTurningPoint #BeaTurningPoint

See details of our past gala's here.

Turning Points for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, contributions to which are tax deductible as permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Turning Points for Children may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.