Support Center for Child Advocates fund-raiser

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Kate Kleba (from left), Mehreen Zamaw and Barri Orlow. MAGGIE HENRY CORCORAN / For the Inquirer

On April 13, the Support Center for Child Advocates hosted its annual benefit and auction, celebrating 39 years of pro bono legal and social-service advocacy for abused and neglected children. More than 800 people gathered in the Crystal Tea Room at Wanamaker. Guests enjoyed an open bar, hor d'oeuvres, a silent auction, an awards program, and an exciting live auction. This year's 2016 Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award winners were Penny and Robert Fox, philanthropists and founders of the James Fox Foundation and Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, which supports education for hundreds of youth and teaches the importance of community service and civic involvement. At the end of the evening, more than $615,000 was raised that will be used to continue the mission of helping vulnerable children.