Featured Speaker:

Stanford Thompson


Stanford Thompson is a musician and educator who is passionate about using music for social action and serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Play On, Philly!, an El-Sistema inspired program bringing music education to students in underserved areas in Philadelphia. Recently recognized as a TED Fellow, Stanford regularly appears at local TED events, national conferences and international symposiums as a keynote presenter and contributor. He believes that music education and orchestras offer us important lessons in leadership, innovation, and diversity and inclusion.

Stanford currently serves on the boards of the American Composers Forum and the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, and was previously a board member for the Curtis Institute of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and El Sistema USA.

Stanford is a native of Atlanta, GA and hold degrees from The Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory’s Abreu Fellows Program.



Spring Benefit 2018

Honorary Chair

Jim White


It is with great pleasure we announce that Jim White will be the Honorary Chair of the 2018 Spring Benefit. Jim does us a great service.We are very proud to have him join the CC4CF team.

Jim White is CEO of J. J. White Incorporated with offices in PA, DE, IN and Boston.  He is the fourth generation to be involved with his family’s Construction Company which serves clients in nineteen states. 

Jim is a graduate of Notre Dame University.  He is married to Megan White and they are the parents of five children.   Together, Megan and Jim are actively involved in the support of organizations which foster their values in religion, education, and community outreach.



Benefit Luncheon 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018           Overbrook Golf Club

Featuring Stanford White

Award winning TED Speaker

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