Celebrate Fleisher: The Founder's Award

On June 7, 2017, Marsha Moss, received Fleisher’s 2017 Founder’s Award. Marsha is renowned as a transformative force in the Philadelphia arts community through her passionate advocacy of public art as “the soul of our city, energizing its economy and enhancing the quality of its public life.”

A highly regarded leader and resolute champion of countless local and national artists whose works enhance innumerable public venues, Marsha is mission bound to significantly expand the careers of these artists who benefit from her ardent commitment. She actively encourages artists to “come out of their studios and join the effort to shape the life of our city” through experiential opportunities that stimulate awareness and appreciation of the physical environment.

Marsha combines the artist’s vision with public purpose by advancing major permanent commissions at medical, corporate, transit and performing arts centers, at universities, and for Percent-for-Art projects.

For over two decades as Director of Sculpture Outdoors, she curated major exhibitions on public and alternate sites in Philadelphia and throughout the country. As a member of the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council, Marsha founded The Artfront Partnership, an innovative venture that commissioned artists to transform unoccupied city storefronts into illuminated, dynamic destinations.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Gold - $5,000+

  • Jolley Bruce Christman

  • Marsha & Jim Moss

Silver - $1,000+

  • Adamson-Jackes Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

  • Dennis Alter, L.H.D.

  • Jill & Sheldon Bonovitz

  • Ellen & Ron Caplan

  • Glenmede

  • James D. Crawford & Judith N. Dean

  • Les & Julia Dutton

  • Barbara Eberlein, Jerry Wind & John Wind

  • Dani & Mike Geraci

  • Liz & Michael Grimaldi

  • Lynne & Harold Honickman

  • Leslie Kaufman

  • Gay & Don Kimelman

  • Gabriele Lee

  • Karen A. Melikian

  • Liz Price & David Lamb

  • Jeanne Ruddy & Victor Keen

  • Nadya K. Shmavonian

  • Judith Tannenbaum

  • Arnold M. Weiss

  • Al West & Sarah Walter

Friend - $500+

  • Linda Lee Alter

  • Association for Public Art

  • Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

  • William & Suzanne Sheehan Becker

  • Judith K. Brodsky & Michael Curtis

  • Sophie & Ed Bronstein

  • Diane Burko & Richard Ryan

  • Helen W. Drutt English & H. Peter Stern

  • Helen & Leonard Evelev

  • Greta & Alan Greenberger

  • Melanie & Michael Harris

  • Gail Harrity & Sandy Tilney

  • Libby S. Harwitz & Burton Blender

  • Lydia Hunn & Charles Derr

  • Sam Little

  • John & Susan Louchheim

  • Carol Mager & Jim Donohue

  • Leslie Miller & Richard Worley

  • Dave Reibstein

  • Sue Rock & Michael Phillips

  • Amy Sadao & Thomas Devaney

  • Carol Saline & Paul Rathblott

  • Keith & Jim Straw

  • Laurie Wagman

  • Curtis J. Wilson, Jr.

  • David Yager

  • Rachel Zimmerman

Founder's Award Committee

  • Diane Burko, Honorary Co-chair

  • John Wind, Honorary Co-chair

  • Margery Amdur

  • Suzanne Sheehan Becker

  • Jolley Bruce Christman

  • Karin Copeland

  • Karen B. Davis

  • Susan Miller Davis

  • Melissa Greenberg

  • Greta Greenberger

  • Libby S. Harwitz

  • Hilary Jay

  • Kathleen Karlyn

  • Leslie Kaufman

  • Gabriele Lee

  • Karen A. Melikian

  • Suzanne Reese Horvitz

  • Jill Sablosky

  • Carol Saline

  • Marla Soffer

  • Judith Tannenbaum

  • Robert Woodward

  • Rachel Zimmerman

Past Founder's Award Recipients

  • Dr. Dennis W. Creedon, 2016

  • Louise Clement-Hoff, 2015

  • Helen Cunningham & Ted Newbold, 2014

  • Dina & Jerry Wind, 2013

  • Jill & Sheldon Bonovitz, 2012

  • Al West & Paige West, 2011

  • Carole Haas Gravagno, 2010

  • Louis Massiah, Pepón Osorio, & Lily Yeh, 2009

  • Peggy Amsterdam & Karen Davis, 2008

  • Anne d’Harnoncourt, 2007

  • James Nelson Kise, James Bennett Straw, & David A. Schultz, 2006

  • Frank & Betty Louchheim, 2005

  • Suzanne Fleisher Roberts, 2004

  • Dr. Luther W. Brady, Jr., 2003

  • Thora Jacobson, 2002

  • Happy Fernandez, 2001

  • Linda Lee Alter, 2000

  • Hon. Edward G. Rendell, 1999

  • Marian Locks, 1998

  • Joseph Rishel, 1997

  • Dorothy R. B. Manou & Melinda Whiting, 1996

  • Ella King Torrey, 1995

  • Helen W. Drutt English, 1994

  • Edna Andrade & William Parshall, 1993

  • Penny Balkin Bach & Jody Pinto, 1992

  • Judith Tannenbaum, 1991

  • Frank Gasparro, 1990