Dear Friends of Art-Reach,

What a wonderful night!  Thank you for joining us a the 2016  Cultural Access Awards on April 5.  Being able to highlight the work of Mimi Kenney Smith, COMHAR, and the Franklin Institute was an experience that we at Art-Reach treasured.  Combining the awards with a performance from the Pennsylvania Ballet and a verbal description tour of Your Brain all within the magnificent backdrop of Franklin Hall made for a truly remarkable evening.

Your generous support, and that of our sponsors Pat’s Steaks, PNC, Woods Services, USI and Peco, allowed us to pull out all the stops, and I hope you agree that we did just that!

Art-Reach is on pace to serve over 72,000 people with disabilities and those from low-income communities in our current program year.  Our work to make the arts accessible happens all year long and your support makes all the difference.  To help make the arts accessible to the full spectrum of our society please consider supporting our work with an additional gift at




John Orr,

Executive Director


Mimi Kenney Smith is presented with a 2016 Cultural Access Award

by John Orr & Philip Horn


Larry Dubinski of the Franklin Institute is presented a 2016 Cultural Access Award

by Kelly Lee & John Orr


Alicia Mino and Gary Schoenberg of COMHAR are presented with 2016 Cultural Access Award

By John Orr & Charles Horton

2016 Benefit Committee

Michael Norris, Chair

 Joyce Burd

Marcie Bramucci

Alice Dolbin

Fran Fulton

Philip Hawkins

Cheryl  Kauffman

Romona Riscoe Benson

Nancy Schure

Catherine Samson

Jami Lynn Slotnick

Harvey Swedloff

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!


Pat’s King of Steaks, Lead Sponsor

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