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About Us

A Foundation for Center City 

The Center City District Foundation is a charitable, 501(C)3 non-profit organization that supports the programs of the Center City District (CCD) and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) in order to enhance the quality of life and economic prosperity of downtown Philadelphia. The Foundation has raised more than $20 million to date to support efforts that assist the homeless, increase Center City’s tree canopy, and create beautiful new parks and public spaces for people of all ages to enjoy. To learn more about the parks managed by the CCD, visit

Executive Leadership

Nancy Goldenberg

Executive Director of Center City District Foundation & Vice President of Planning & Development of Center City District
Nancy directs the development and fundraising activities of both the Center City District and Center City District Foundation. She also oversees the planning and development of public space improvements for CCD.
Board of Directors 

Gerard H. Sweeney

Board Chairman | President & CEO, Brandywine Realty Trust

Linda A. Galante

Board Vice Chair | Partner, Stradley Ronon

Christophe P. Terlizzi

Board Treasurer | KeyBank Real Estate Capital

Richard Vague

Board Secretary | Gabriel Investments

Emily Bittenbender

Managing Partner, Bittenbender Construction

Mariska K. Bogle

Executive Director, Philadelphia Hospitality

Julie Coker Graham

CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

John J. Connors

President, Brickstone Realty Corporation

Michael C. Foreman

Chairman & CEO, Franklin Square Capital Partners

Paul Levy

Ex Officio | President & CEO, Center City District & Executive Director, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation