John Templeton Foundation Honored at CITRS 2017 Golf Outing & Dinner
Philadelphia, PA: Over 150 guests, teachers, and students came out to support the CITRS 2017 Annual Golf Outing & Dinner on Monday, September 11 at the Philadelphia Country Club.
The day began with lunch on the pavilion. After CEO Clay Hamlin’s introductory speech and a moment of silence in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001, golfers enjoyed a gorgeous day on the course with a 1:00p.m. shotgun start.
Cocktails were served on the pavilion at 5:30p.m. and students from St. Cyril of Alexandria welcomed guests as they took their seats in the main ballroom for dinner. Before dinner commenced, guests were treated to students reciting the Character Counts! pledge, followed by student, Emma Oyakharie, leading everyone in a pre-dinner blessing.
After learning about CITRS and the work currently being done in the character industry, Clay Hamlin honored Heather Templeton Dill, President of the John Templeton Foundation, by presenting the Pennsylvania Character Consortium’s 2017 Character Achievement Award to the Foundation for the many successes they’ve had in Character Virtue Development research.
Heather and Clay both discussed where they see the character industry going and guests were treated to a brief video that demonstrated the new CharacterDaily app that CITRS co-lead in developing.
CITRS would like to thank everyone in attendance for making the event a success, Heather Templeton Dill for her continued dedication to the industry, and the students and teachers of St. Cyril for their participation.