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Leverage 2024

Join the Community Design Collaborative as we host our annual fundraiser to uplift our work at the intersection of community and design! 

Leverage highlights the crucial role of design in accelerating positive change, the tool that empowers, inspires and makes a lasting difference throughout neighborhoods in Greater Philadelphia. This year, we celebrate Leverage on our home turf, June 18th, at Center for DesignPhiladelphia — 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia! We hope you will join us for networking, food and beverages, and opportunities to learn about our recent projects!


Announcing Prema Katari Gupta as 2024 LEVERAGE Honoree

The Community Design Collaborative is thrilled to announce that Prema Katari Gupta, President and CEO of the Center City District and Executive Director of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, has been selected as this year’s recipient of our prestigious LEVERAGE Award. The Award recognizes local leaders committed to strengthening neighborhoods through design and who have led transformative community design and development in the region. The Leverage Committee, led by Co-chairs Haley Schmidt and Howard Lebold, unanimously selected Gupta because of her wide-ranging experience as a strategic leader in economic development, public-private real estate development, and place-making. 



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