We are pleased to announce that the Alliance will host our in-person Gala this year to raise funds for PhillySafe, a non-profit organization with the mission to provide crime deterrence to urban environments.

Our Master of Ceremonies, Tom McCarthy.
Tom is the play-by-play announcer for Philadelphia Phillies television broadcasts and also calls National Football League games for Westwood One.

PhillySafe seeks to make place-based investments with proven crime deterrent solutions (street cleaning, greening, lighting and resident-owned home security systems) in dis-invested neighborhoods. Based on decades of epidemiology research, place-based investments reduce violent crime by at least 20%. Fourteen zip codes in Philadelphia account for 80% of the gun shootings in the city. These zip codes represent some of the city’s poorest and most dis-invested parts. These specific place-based investments are expected to reduce crime, improve quality of life and support the rebuilding of communities. PhillySafe has been established to make these investments in the most dangerous parts of the city. Learn more here.