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In an effort to promote the continued support of this vital organization, the ALF has created a new giving level – the Founders Circle. With an annual gift of $2,500 or more, this group is comprised of philanthropists who value the history of the club and are willing to help ensure its future.

This new giving program began in the fall of 2014, and League members and others responded generously. The first exclusive event was held on January 14, at the home of the Chair of the Founders Circle, Jon  Sirlin, and his wife, Karen. It was a lovely evening at the Sirlins' historic residence. The next event was held on April 7, where Founders Circle members joined at the Union League, to enjoy an evening in tribute and celebration of the League's seventh President, George Henry Boker. A statue of President Boker, commissioned by the ALF and sculpted by artist Chad Fisher, was unveiled as the newest addition to the collection. Click the thumbnail below to see pictures from these two events!

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Interested in joining the Founders Circle?

There will be a number of other exclusive, special events with private receptions and dinners in historic and private homes and institutions. These events will be open only to Founders Circle members. Without your generosity, the work of the ALF is not possible. Please join the Founders Circle in support of this effort and help us promote the history and ethos of the historic Union League of Philadelphia. For information, please contact Kira Foley-Tuzman, 215-587-6455 or



Founders Circle Members

Mr. Howard A. Aaronson
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert D. Abele
Ms. Joan Carter and Mr. John Aglialoro
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Asher, Jr.
Joyce and Bob Asher
Mr. John M. Briggs
Dr. and Mrs. James H. Cavanaugh
Neal and Fran Cupersmith
Charles and Susan Davidson
Mr. Robert Davis and Mrs. Tara Theune Davis
John and Loretta DelVecchio
Deborah J. Dorshimer
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Dunigan
Nancy and Michael Dunleavy
Dr. and Mrs. James P. Gallagher
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Giordano
Ms. Lisa Hale
Timothy and Aurora Hughes
Dr. Athole G. Jacobi
John and Randee Janiszewski
Leroy E. Kean
Janet and Lew Klein
Capt. and Mrs. Jack P. Lieberman USN (Retired)
Dr. and Mrs. Mark E. Lund
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer A. Manthorpe
Arthur J. Mattia
David R. McShane
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Meko, Jr.
Mr. Gregory P. Montanaro
Antoine and Nadia Moukarzel
Gerry and Brenda Mullane
Ms. Sandra Muller
Philip H. Peterson, Jr.
Michael and Susan Petrone
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Root, Jr.
Dr. Harry Rosenthal
Joyce S. Sando
Michael A. Schwartz
Jon and Karen Poul Sirlin
Manning J. Smith, III, and Virginia Rowan Smith
David and Peggy Stedman
Terry Lewis Steen
Drs. John and Pina Templeton
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Turchi, Jr.
Mr. Charles J. Waldecker
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Watts
The Karen and Lee Zeplowitz Family Foundation