Spruce Foundation Announces Gala 2017 Event

We at Spruce Foundation are proud to announce our 2017 Gala event. This year, we’re jazzed about our 10-year anniversary—and that, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re able to provide $25,000 to Philadelphia nonprofits serving at-risk youth.

Spruce Gala—which will take place on April 21 this year at the Center for Architecture and Design—draws young professionals from all over the city into a night of drinks, fun, and laughter. If you don’t believe us, check out our Facebook page for pics. Gone are the days of stuffy black tie affairs!

The Spruce Foundation’s 2017 Gala lets young people celebrate their ability to effect change through philanthropy. It begins with buying a ticket—the proceeds of which fund our grants—and extends through the opportunity to network and socialize with leaders in the business and nonprofit communities over heavy appetizers from sponsors like 12th Street Catering, Insomnia Cookies, and scoops from the Little Baby’s Ice Cream cart. Our open bar will also be stocked with tasty drinks from Yuengling, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Boardroom Spirits, and Flying Fish Brewing Company.

Reaching this point in the year is a highlight to many board members for Spruce Foundation. Events Committee Chair Andrea Highbloom notes: “Gala is truly the culmination of Spruce’s work throughout year, and showcases both our deserving grantees and the amazing network of your professionals engaged with philanthropy in Philadelphia. I’m especially looking forward to connecting with alumni of the Spruce board from the past 10 years, and with all of the new faces who are getting involved with Spruce for the first time this year.”


  • Spruce Foundation’s 2017 Gala will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017, 8pm, at the Center for Architecture & Design
  • The new 2017 Grantees in the categories of Arts, Education, LGBTQ, Health & Wellness, and Peacebuilding will formally receive recognition for their $5,000 grants
  • Spruce Foundation’s 2017 Gala is sponsored by 12th Street Catering, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Boardroom Spirits, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Insomnia Cookies, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Yuengling, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Urban Stems, & Yuengling

About Spruce Foundation: Spruce Foundation is an all-volunteer, next-gen-led non-profit based in Philadelphia. Spruce is focused on cultivating the next generation of philanthropists through community giving and grantmaking in support of Philadelphia’s youth. In 2016, the Spruce Foundation proudly supported the following Philadelphia-based organizations: Portside Arts Center, Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, Greener Partners, and Girls Rock Philly.

To request additional information or high-resolution imagery, schedule interviews with Spruce Foundation Board members, or learn about upcoming partnership opportunities, please contact the Communication Committee (communications@sprucefoundation.org). Thank you!


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