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Beacon's 15th Anniversary Event
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A Unique Event in Celebration of a Key Milestone

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Founded 15 years ago, Beacon (formerly GPSEG) has had a rich history of bringing together experienced business leaders from across all industries and functions who embrace our commitment to networking for life and a culture of "help first" toward their fellow members.  We want to celebrate this anniversary milestone with a recognition of the many individual members - past and present - who contributed to and benefitted from this success.  

The Anniversary Event will be held:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

at the newly-opened

Museum of the American Revolution

101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19106

5:00 - 9:00 PM

Attendees will have about an hour to tour the museum or network prior to the formal program.  The program will include:

  • Presentation by the Museum CEO Michael Quinn
  • Spotlight on Our History and Future
  • Presentation of our Beacon Recognition Awards


Evening Itinerary: 

5:15 pm Museum access

5:30 -7:00 pm Networking

7:00 - 7:15 pm Gather

7:15 - 8:30 pm Program

7:15 - 7:30 pm Welcome, Maria Baseggio, Beacon Chair

7:30 - 7:35 Introductions, Richard Marcus, Event Chair

7:35 - 7:40 pm Founder’s Wife Welcome, Charlotte Pavlides

7:40 - 7: 45 pm Franklin Sponsor Message, Chris Bailey

7:45 - 8:25 pm Keynote Speaker, Michael C. Quinn, President & CEO, Museum of the American Revolution

8:25 - 8:40 pm Award Presentations:

                New Member of the Year, Larry Badler

                Diane James MAC Member of the Year, Barbara Taylor

                Chris Pavlides Networking for Life, Richard Marcus

8:40 - 8:50  pm Closing Remarks


How you can participate:

Register to attend and encourage your friends/colleagues/former members to attend as well.

Join the Founder's Circle, to register to attend and to be a promoter of the event.

Become a sponsor of the event at levels ranging from our Washington Level at $500 to the Franklin level at $3,500.  For sponsors, the earlier a sponsor signs up, the more benefits they receive. 

Share a message with our attendees by posting an ad/message in our program book.


Leading Up to the Event:

There will be ongoing efforts to engage members, record stories and recollections, reach out to those who have been instrumental in our success, and more - so that our celebration reaches far and wide, our successes are documented, and the unique stamp that Beacon/GPSEG has had on our region is recognized.  Watch for these initiatives and please join in to share your experience.  Beacon is about each and every individual touched by members, from the initial idea founded by Chris Pavlides to the vibrant organization we are today.