Only in America Gala – June 6, 2024

Thank you to everyone who made the 2024 Gala honoring Steve Cozen a success!
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About the Event
On June 6, 2024, we honored Steve Cozen at the Museum’s annual Only in America® Gala. It was a beautiful and meaningful evening with keynote remarks from Rep. Ritchie Torres and a breathtaking performance from singer, songwriter, and pianist Regina Spektor. Enjoy Rep. Torres’ and Steve Cozen’s remarks below and watch a give minute video about the Weitzman’s work to counter hate through positive education.

About the Honoree

Steve Cozen received this new award for his leadership and invaluable counsel in transforming the Museum and Jewish American community through his professional and philanthropic pursuits, and his passion for countering antisemitism through education — the Weitzman’s raison d’etre. Just as the Only in America® Gallery at The Weitzman honors Jewish Americans who transformed our world, this Humanitarian Award celebrates someone who has made an indelible mark on the Jewish American community and the United States as a whole.

Cozen serves on numerous philanthropic boards, including The Weitzman, where he is first vice-chair, the President’s Leadership Council for the Kimmel Center, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School Board of Advisors Emeritus. He is chairman emeritus of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Board of Councilors. Steve and his wife, Sandy, have endowed fellowships and scholarship programs at USC Shoah Foundation, Penn Carey Law, and Perelman Jewish Day School.

An accomplished litigator and counselor, Cozen is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Association of Trial Lawyers, which recognizes the most respected and experienced courtroom Practitioners.

Considered among the country’s top business leaders and attorneys, he is founder and chairman of Cozen O’Connor, a top 100, Philadelphia-based law firm with more than 850+ attorneys in 31 cities across two continents. The firm has grown from just four attorneys in 1970 to the highly regarded full-service law firm it is today.

Among numerous awards and honors, Cozen was given the Anti-Defamation League’s highest honor – the Americanism Award, as well as awards from Drexel and Temple Universities. He played a major role in the creation of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and has contributed to the innovative programs at Project H.O.M.E. He also spearheaded the development of the Samuel D. Cozen PAL (Police Athletic League) Center and is actively involved with the organization.

Thank you to our supporters

Thank you to the following supporters who made this event possible, and generously supported the Weitzman’s work advancing civil discourse and combating antisemitism, bigotry, and hate through education.

Presenting Hosts
Cozen O’Connor, Samuel D. Cozen Memorial Fund, Sandra & Steve Cozen, and Lauren & Michael J. Heller

Betsy and Phil Darivoff
Steve, Laurie, and Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch

Gala Chairs
David J. Adelman
John A. Fry
Michael J. Heller

Click here for the full Scroll of Honor
Thank you to all of the generous donors who honored Steve and are supporting the Weitzman’s work

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4th of July Family Day

The Weitzman is the perfect spot for history and fun on the fourth!

 Whether you prefer the indoors or the fresh air outside, we’ve got you covered with a fantastic viewing party followed by make-and-take crafts, interactive performers, and sensory-friendly activities.

Activities 11 am – 4 pm | Museum & Store 10 am – 5 pm

Extended Holiday Schedule
10 am – 5 pm, Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, July 7

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