Events

The Sunday Breakfast Club seeks to serve the Greater Philadelphia community through inspired programming and stimulating conversation with fellow members and guest speakers selected for their accomplishments, service, and leadership. Members must register for all programs. A notice with details about each program will be e-mailed to all members three weeks prior to the event.
   
The theme of the 2018-19 program of the Sunday Breakfast Club will be City of Champions. In the coming program year, the Sunday Breakfast Club will celebrate and explore the multiple ways in which Philadelphia is now a “City of Champions.” Don’t miss any of these intriguing encounters with the people who’ve made our hometown a “City of Champions.”
Feb
7
Wed
2018
Immigration @ Union League of Philadelphia
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
No topic is more controversial or more vital to the question of what kind of nation American hopes to become.   From its past as a major immigration port to its present as a “sanctuary city,” Philadelphia has always been at the center of that dialogue.  We’ll present a panel of players from the front-lines of the city’s immigration discussion.
Mar
7
Wed
2018
The Future of Journalism @ Union League of Philadelphia
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
How do you keep journalism robust after its business model has broken into a thousand pieces?  How do you keep public media strong when government funding is under annual threat?  How do you help the ordinary person sort “fake news” from authentic, reliable reporting?  Invitees (none yet confirmed) will be: Jim Friedlich, head of the Lenfest Institute; Kathleen Pavelko, CEO of WITF public media and the new Pennsylvania Post, and Molly De Aguiar, managing director of the News Integrity Initiative.
Apr
4
Wed
2018
Health Care @ Union League of Philadelphia
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
No business sector is more central to the regional economy, and its supply of jobs, than health care.  No one can predict right now what the state of play will be next May in the great health care debate in Washington.  Wherever things stand next spring, we’ll present local experts and leaders in the sector who can explain how decisions in D.C. will ripple out to Philly.
May
2
Wed
2018
Energy and Environment @ Union League of Philadelphia
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Since the Marcellus Shale opened up to drilling, some in Philadelphia have dreamed of supercharging the regional economy by turning the city into a major energy hub.   Others worry that Pennsylvania’s long history of damaging its environment by giving too broad a welcome to resource extractors is repeating itself.  We’ll hear from both sides of the discussion.
Oct
10
Wed
2018
Digital Politics: A Whole New Ballgame @ Union League of Philadelphia
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Digital Politics: A Whole New Ballgame @ Union League of Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
“DIGITAL POLITICS: A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME” JEFF DITTUS As Americans prepare to take part in the upcoming mid-terms, candidates, their consultants, and their computers are watching every move voters make online.   The advent of big data and new digital tools have changed the nature of political campaigns – and candidates either have to keep up or lose out.  One of the national pioneers in the field of using social media analytics to guide campaigns is the Fort Washington-based company, Audience Partners. At our October meeting, Audience Partners’ co-founder and CEO Jeff Dittus will join us to pull back the curtain on how campaigns are gathering and consuming the breadcrumbs you leave throughout your databases, social media accounts, and internet searches as you live your daily life.  You’ll learn things you never suspected.  We guarantee it.
Nov
7
Wed
2018
Philly’s Design Watch Dog @ Stotesbury Mansion
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
“PHILLY’S DESIGN WATCH DOG” INGA SAFFRON The club’s featured guest for the November meeting will be Inga Saffron, architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Since 1999, Saffron’s column, Changing Skyline, has chronicled, critiqued and cajoled her city’s efforts to combine Colonial scale and charm with industrial brawn and soaring modernity.   She has been Philly’s leading apostle for walkable, livable, sustainable urban design.  Among builders and designers, her sharp eye and equally sharp tongue are both respected and feared. Her work was honored with the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.   She’ll talk about how Philly has changed on her watch and her offer thoughts on how it should go about designing its future.  Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Stotesbury Mansion, 1923 Walnut St.
Dec
5
Wed
2018
Philadelphia Rising: The Next Generation @ Union League of Philadelphia
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
One of our city’s most encouraging trends in recent years is how many bright young talents have been attracted to the city, decided to put down roots and work to make Philadelphia better.   Leadership Philadelphia, through its Keepers program, has been in the middle of the effort to weave these young leaders into the city’s fabric and to instill in them the ethic and practice of civic leadership.   Elizabeth Dow, CEO of Leadership Philadelphia, will talk a bit about the theory of leadership conveyed in the Keepers program, and then we’ll meet three of the Keepers who are already doing extraordinary things in and for our city.
Feb
6
Wed
2019
“The Man Who’s Remaking University City” @ Union League of Philadelphia
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether or not Amazon’s HQ2 comes to Philadelphia, the Schuylkill Yards project which is being pitched as its home is already remaking the west bank of the river.  Our guest will be the man who is driving that project and plays leading role in the HQ2 campaign, Gerard Sweeney, CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust.   It’s hard to predict whether the HQ2 decision will be public by then, but either way will get an inside look on how the city’s proposal came together and what else is in store for University City’s riverfront.
Mar
6
Wed
2019
“Philly’s Crusading Foodie” Presented by BNY Mellon Wealth Management @ Union League of Philadelphia
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet a man who was at the center of Philadelphia’s restaurant renaissance and who is now trying to lead generations of Philadelphians towards healthier eating habits. Marc Vetri has won enough culinary awards to cover a kitchen wall, starting up such highly honored and much-loved restaurants such as Vetri, Osteria, Amis and Alla Spina.  Through his foundation, he’s working to promote healthy eating, particularly among the city’s young people.   Come learn from a man who knows both how to please a palate and open a mind.
Apr
3
Wed
2019
April Program @ Union League of Philadelphia
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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