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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 Aaronson
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert D. Abele
Mr. John Aglialoro
Robert C. Andrews, Jr., P.E.
Joyce and Bob Asher
Lisa A. Bell
Jeff & Bernadette Bohn
Mr. John M. Briggs
Mr. Philip M. Buckingham
Mr. & Mrs. James H. Carll
Ms. Joan Carter
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Lisa Caruso
Dr. and Mrs. James H. Cavanaugh
Robert & Kathleen Ciaruffoli
Neal and Fran Cupersmith
Charles and Susan Davidson
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph V. Del Raso
Mr. & Mrs. John T. DelVecchio
Gary and Deborah Dorshimer
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Dunigan
Nancy and Michael Dunleavy
Dr. and Mrs. James P. Gallagher
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Giordano
Mr. Anthony Gowen
Peter J. Gutekunst
Susan F. Haindl
Ms. Lisa Hale
Timothy and Aurora Hughes
John and Randee Janiszewski
Casey and Craig Johnson
Ms. Candace Kean
Leroy E. Kean
Janet and Lew Klein
Mr. George F. Koch, Jr.
Anthony and Joan LaRosa
Dr. Charles William Lentz
Capt. and Mrs. Jack P. Lieberman, USN
Dr. and Mrs. Mark E. Lund
Kathleen and Jim Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Lynch
Susan and Bruce Anthony Mahon II
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer A. Manthorpe
Arthur J. and Sandra K. Mattia
David R. McShane
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Meko, Jr.
Joseph and Laurie Mercede
Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Merlini
Gerry and Brenda Mullane
Ms. Sandra Muller
Mr. John A. O'Toole
Philip H. Peterson, Jr.
Michael T. and Pamela K. Piotrowicz
Michael and Cameo Pron
Dr. Harry Rosenthal
Michael and Mary Neil Rounds
Joyce S. Sando
Mitch and Beth Sargen
Bill and Theresa Schindler
Michael A. Schwartz
Dr. & Mrs. Lewis S. Sharps
Jon and Karen Poul Sirlin
Manning J. Smith, III and Virginia Rowan Smith
David and Peggy Stedman
Dr. Pina Templeton
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Turchi, Jr.
Edward A. Turzanski
Richard and Elaine Valiga
Mr. Charles J. Waldecker
Dr. Anthony Waskie & Carol Neumann-Waskie
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Watts
Mr. William C. Whitmore
In Honor of the 21 Club
Dr. Victoria Ward Yancey
Ms. Arlene Yocum
Karen and Lee Zeplowitz