Inaugural CITRS Golf Outing & Dinner

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – The Inaugural CITRS Golf Outing & Dinner was a great success and raised significant funds for the Independence Mission Schools’ character initiative.

The day’s event was kicked off by a golf tournament on the Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Wissahickon course. Cocktails, dinner and the evening program were held on the covered outdoor patio overlooking the 18th green. The evening program, attended by 120 supporters, celebrated the success of the Independence Mission Schools, as well as highlighting their current partnership with CITRS and Character Counts. The program honoree was Brian McElwee, founder and Chairman of the Independence Mission Schools, who can be best described as a true entrepreneurial educator and visionary.

“Intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

We thank all our supporters, including our sponsors, for their generosity in making this event a great success.


Rizk Ventures

Shidler Family Foundation


Alliance | HSP


Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Jones Lang LaSalle– Philadelphia, PA

Deborah and Richard Previdi


511 Group Inc

The Chase Law Group


CBRE – Philadelphia, PA

Colliers International

Corporate Office Properties Trust

Cushman & Wakefield – Harrisburg, PA

Cushman & Wakefield – Tampa, FL

D2 Architects

DiLucia Family

Robert Fahey & John McConnell

Joe and Francine Haulenbeek

Jones Lang LaSalle – Chicago, IL

Jones Lang LaSalle- Nashville, TN

Angela and Joe Virdone

Wells Fargo