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During this uncertain time, Catholic Charities Appeal beneficiaries are continuing to do their part to help those most in need. Catholic Social Services, along with Nutritional Development Services, are both providing immense support to those impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The most vulnerable need our help to provide the very basics like food and shelter. Now more than ever, we need your support. 

Project Magis at Catholic Charities Appeal

Project Magis is a networking group of legal and financial services professionals dedicated to helping others in the local community by supporting the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Project Magis assists people in need by addressing issues such as hunger, homelessness, addiction and more through fundraising events. 

For more information, please contact Gina DeColli at 215-587-5650, or by email at

Project Magis will host its Third Annual Cocktail Reception to benefit the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, at the law offices of Cozen O'Connor on Monday, October 5, 2020. 

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One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street
Suite 2800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Magis Award Recipient will be named shortly.  

The Magis Award is given to individuals in the Greater Philadelphia business community who, regardless of creed, have demonstrated respect, dignity, kindness, and humility toward others in the performance of their duties and in their profession. Honorees are committed to service rooted in solidarity and justice, increasing common good by doing more for others, and creating a better society and life for those around them.

To register for the reception online, please click here. To download the registration form, please click here.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and White and Williams hospitality, the Fall Reception of 2019 raised over $120,000 for the Catholic Charities Appeal.  The Inaugural Magis Award was given to The Hon. Kevin J. Carey (Ret.). 100% of the proceeds from the event went to support the Appeal.  

To view photos from the event, please click hereProjectMagisBio.jpg

In 2018, Project Magis hosted its first Inaugural Fall Reception. Thanks to the hospitality of Blank Rome LLP and our generous sponsors, this reception raised over $117,000 for the Catholic Charities Appeal. 100% of the proceeds from the event went directly to support the 4 Schools of Special Education and Catholic Social Services.

To view photos from the 2018 event, please click here

Project Magis Co-Chairs - 

John Buck, Co-Chair

Christopher Calabrese, Co-Founder, LBC Credit Partners, Co-Chair

The Honorable Kevin J. Carey (Ret.), Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Co-Chair 

John T. Carroll, III, Esq., Partner, Cozen O'Connor, Co-Chair

Linda McDonough, Managing Director, 50 Words LLC, Co-Chair

Daniel R. Stella, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Business Capital, Co-Chair

Project Magis Leadership:

Michael P. Bonner, Esq.

John P. Brady

Jeffrey Buchakjian

Robert Bushey

Beth A. Collins

Keith Daniels

Gina DeColli

Steve Fahringer

Mark E. Felger, Esq.

Lawrence F. Flick, III, Esq.

Emily Gambino

Michael J. Gorman

Michael Graziano, Esq. 

John Griffith 

Sarah O. Hanley

Christopher B. Hegarty, CPA

Joseph A. Iannuccilli

Regina Stango Kelbon, Esq.

Robert Kolb

Michael R. Lastowski, Esq.

Christopher Lawler

William Levis

Jeffrey D.K. Ludwig, Jr.

Jerry Maginnis

Colin McDonough

Daniel F. McGonagle Jr.

Ernest J. Miller, FSC

Mark Minuti, Esq.

William J. Phelan, IV, CCA Board President

Luis Pillich

Anne Marie Pisano, Esq.

Dennis Pitts, CPA

David Ripsom

Ernie Russom

James Quinlan

Jennifer R. Santangelo, Esq.

Heidi J. Sorvino, Esq.

John Sullivan, Jr., Esq. 

Amy Vulpio, Esq.


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