Dunkin Donuts — the official coffee of the Eagles™ — released its list of the 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians. This is done in conjunction with the Philadelphia Eagles, who are celebrating their 75th year. Why the Eagles and DD are honoring great Philadelphians, I do not know, but, hey, whatevs.
As expected, the list does not include me or Ira Einhorn. It does, however, include our own bloodthirsty district attorney, Lynne Abraham! Congratulations, Lynne!
Other notable names on the list: The Dunph, Ron Jaworski, Sonny Hill, David L. Cohen, the guy who runs the Narberth Basketball League (Dan Kazanicka), Len Law (awesome name #1), William J. Marrazzo (the much-loved WHYY President), Mary Mason, Erin McCool (awesome name #2), Larry Mendte, U.S. Rep Patrick Murphy, Q102’s Diego Ramos (!), Dawn Staley and Judy Wicks. Oh, this list is getting better and better the more I read it.
Full release and list after the jump.
Dunkin’ Donuts and the Philadelphia Eagles Announce the 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians
Individuals recognized for their community service initiatives and accomplishments
PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2007) - Dunkin’ Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world, today announced the 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians, in celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th anniversary season.
Hosted by Dunkin’ Donuts and the Philadelphia Eagles, the 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians contest provided fans a forum to nominate and honor individuals based on their community accomplishments and their ability to impact, improve and inspire the city.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is proud to recognize these 75 amazing individuals who have made a positive and lasting impression on the Greater Philadelphia community,” said Jackie Keown, Dunkin’ Donuts’ marketing manager for Central Atlantic.
Recipients of honor will be officially recognized at Lincoln Financial Field during a special ceremony on October 11.
During the 2007-08 season Dunkin’ Donuts is the official coffee, donut and breakfast sandwich sponsor of the Philadelphia Eagles. With community events, co-branded products and in-store promotions at 450 stores in the Greater Philadelphia area, Dunkin’ Donuts is the leading corporate partner of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th anniversary celebration.
About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, today Dunkin’ Donuts is the number one retailer of hot regular coffee-by-the-cup in America, selling 2.7 million cups a day, nearly one billion cups a year. Dunkin’ Donuts is also the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world and sells more hot regular coffee, iced coffee, donuts, and bagels than any other quick service restaurant in America. Dunkin’ Donuts has more than 7,200 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin’ Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
Lynne Abraham, District Attorney, City of Philadelphia and Community Activist
Mark Baiada, Healthcare Advocate and Founder, Bayada Nurses
Sally Berlin, Board Member and Long-Standing Contributor, Police Athletic League
Marcella Bossow Schankweiler, Founder & Director, Crossing the Finish Line
Joseph Callan, Special Events Manager, Fairmount Park Commission; Senior Advisor, City Special Events Task Force; Volunteer
Deborah Calvert, Pediatric Social Worker, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
David L. Cohen, EVP, Comcast; Former Chair, SE PA Chapter, American Red Cross and Former Chair, United Way of SEPA
Robin Cohen, Founder & Executive Director, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Carlton Dampier, MD, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Sickle Cell Anemia Care
Elizabeth Dow, President & CEO, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia
Fran Dunphy, Head Coach, Temple University Men’s Basketball and Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Phila.
Jack Eggert, Veteran and Long-Time Volunteer
Patrick Eiding, President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO; Philadelphia City Planning Commission; Community Activist
Kara Fraiman, Founder, Ashley’s Angels (in support of Palliative Care in Philadelphia )
Bill Gambrel, Founder, Frankford Chargers Youth football, Community Leader & Organizer, Youth Recreational Programs
Henry Gibbs, Pastor, Greater BibleWay Temple and Community Volunteer
Jane Golden, Founder and Director, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (MAP)
Dan Greene, Long-Time Volunteer, Franklin Institute
Pauline Greene, Long-Time Volunteer, Franklin Institute
Louis Grow, Social Worker, Child Abuse Prevention Effort (C.A.P.E.)
Gloria Guard, President, People’s Emergency Center Community Development Corporation
Mary Lou Haughney, Long-Time Volunteer, Special People In the Northeast (S.P.I.N. Inc.)
Mary Jane Hazell, President, Somerton Civic Association and Community Activist
Jonathan Grabelle Herrmann, Executive Director, Campus Philly
Sonny Hill, Founder, The Sonny Hill Community Involvement League
Ron Jaworski, Former NFL Quarterback, The Jaws Youth Fund and United Way
Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder & Director, Mothers In Charge
Camara Jordan, Community Relations Manager, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Tammy Kang, MD, Pediatric Oncologist, Palliative Care Program: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dan Kazanicka, Director, Narberth Basketball League; Director, Annual Mr. D Golf Outing; Community Volunteer
Maryann Keenan, MD, Chief, Neuro-Orthopaedics at University of Pennsylvania
C.B. Kimmins, Community Activist & Co-Founder, Mantua Against Drugs
Lew Klein, Founder & President, National Association of Television Program Executives Educational Foundation and Former Chairman, Police Athletic League
Louis “Red” Klotz, Basketball Ambassador
Jon Kromer, Volunteer Firefighter/EMT , Thorndale Fire Company and Combat Medic, Afghanistan
Chad Dion Lassiter, Community Activist, Operation Understanding, and The Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc.
Len Law, President, Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Society
Marie Lawler, Teacher and Active Volunteer
Pamela Rainey Lawler, Founder and Board of Trustees, Philabundance
Bishop Robert Maginnis, Auxiliary Bishop to Cardinal Justin Rigali and Administrative Overseer to Chester and part of Delaware County Vicariates
William J. Marrazzo, President and CEO, WHYY; Former Water Commissioner, City of Philadelphia; Community Volunteer
Alba Martinez, President, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Mary Mason, Community Activist and Radio Talk Show Host
Joan Dawson McConnon, Co-Founder, Associate Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Project H.O.M.E.
Erin McCool, Education Programs Coordinator, Philadelphia Zoo
Bruce E. McElrath, Founder, Disabilities Rights Advocacy Group Inc. (D.R.A.G.)
The Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Former President, Cardinal O’Hara High School
Harry J. McHugh, Board Chair, American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Shannon Meehan, US Army, Currently Serving Our Country in Iraq
Larry Mendte, CBS-3 Eyewitness News Anchor and Community Activist
Lisa Mesi, Teacher and Advocate for Education
Patrick Murphy, Congressman and Iraqi War Veteran
Jim Murray, Former GM, Philadelphia Eagles and Co-Founder of first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia
Yvonne Newkirk, Kidney Transplant Program Team, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & Breast Cancer Awareness
Benjamin S. Ohrenstein, Chair, Legal Counsel and Active Volunteer, The ALS Association Greater Phila. Board of Trustees
Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Diego Ramos, Q102 Morning Radio Show Personality and Long-Time Philadelphia Community Volunteer
Thomas Riethof, Long-Time Volunteer and Instructor, American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania
Charles “Chip” Roach, Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of A Better Philadelphia, Inc.
Rudard Robinson, Activist, We The People Living with AIDS, Preventing HIV Project and Greater Phila. Urban Affairs Coalition
Linda Rosanio, Co-Founder and CEO, The Star Group; Chapter Board, American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania; VP of Marketing, Eagles Fly for Leukemia
Bertram A. Ruttenberg, MD, Founder, The Center for Autism in Philadelphia
Gordon Schwartz, MD, Co-Founder, Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health
Liz Scott, VP of Development, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Jay Scott, Executive Director, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Sister Mary Scullion, Co-Founder, Executive Director and President, Project H.O.M.E.
Lt. Susan Slawson, Commanding Officer, Police Athletic League of Philadelphia
Dawn Staley, Head Coach, Temple University Women’s Basketball and Founder, The Dawn Staley Foundation
Miriam Standhardt, Long-Time Volunteer, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and Lions Club
Thomas Staunton, Police Officer, City of Philadelphia
Andy Talley, Head Coach, Villanova University Football & Football United For Life (National Bone Marrow Donor Program)
Maria Tate, Counselor, Women Against Abuse and Carson Valley School
Donna Trigone, Nurse and Ambassador, The Arthritis Foundation
Solomon Volen, Community Volunteer, American Red Cross Disaster Services, USO, VA Hospital & Veterans Home
Judy Wicks, Humanitarian and Founder of the White Dog Café [technically, there's no accent on Cafe in the name—dmac]