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125th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. at University City Sheraton Hotel

Come celebrate the 125th anniversary of the CA, the national oldest active ecumenical campus ministry. Join us for an evening filled with great food, fellowship, special guests, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and more!

The evening will feature a special Conversation between our two honorees:

You won’t want to miss Will and Chaz dialogue about important issues facing college students, the role of campus ministry, faith life at Penn and their favorite remembrances of the CA.


Please purchase by October 24 (day of ticket costs are an additional $10). All event tickets include 5 free raffle tickets.

$60 per ticket
$500 per table (10 tickets)
(Each ticket includes 5 raffle tickets)

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To purchase through the mail
Make check payable to the Christian Association and mail to:

Christian Association
118 S. 37th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Student Tickets - $20*
To purchase a ticket, you can bring check or cash to the Christian Association, or Venmo your payment to 6023173446.

*Student volunteers
We need volunteers on the day of the event (plus an hour long training session the week of the event) Volunteers will receive free admission (first come-basis). Contact Megan LeCluyse at

Young alumni tickets
Contact the CA if you need financial assistance with the price of a ticket.

Raffle & Auction Items

Adventure Aquarium -
AMC Theatres -
Arden Theatre Company -
Chipotle Mexican Grill –
Crayola Experience -
Eastern State Penitentiary -
The Franklin Fountain -
The Inn at Penn -
InterAct Theatre Company -
International House –
Lil’ Pop Shop -
Mad Mex -
Magic Gardens -
Morris Arboretum -
National Constitution Center –
Panera Bread -
Philadelphia Flyers -
Philadelphia Museum of Art -
Philadelphia Rock Gyms -
Philadelphia Theater Company –
Princeton Garden Theater –
Saxby’s -
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel -
Studio Movie Grill -
University of Pennsylvania Business Services –
Walt Disney World –
Wawa -
Women’s Bean Gift -

*as of 9/26/16


Rev. William C. Gipson

Rev. William C. Gipson is the Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves as Faculty Director of the W.E.B Du Bois College House.

Prior to assuming this role as Vice Provost in 2008, he was the University Chaplain and Special Adviser to the President. Among Rev Will's interests are the role of religious institutions in strengthening urban communities and post-civil rights African American literature.

Outside of Penn, he is honored to serve on the boards of Youth Action, a Philadelphia based youth initiated and led organization and Birney Prep Academy, a charter school. Nationally, he serves as co-chaplain of the Children's Defense Fund Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute on Child Advocacy Ministry and is a Trustee Emeritus of Smith College.

Reverend Charles L. Howard, Ph.D

The Reverend Charles L. Howard, PhD is the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Prior to his return to Penn he served in hospital and hospice chaplaincies and as a street outreach worker for a local homelessness service agency.

Journeying with the students, faculty and staff of Penn has been one of the great joys of his vocational life. He is thankful to have many opportunities to connect with others through preaching, guest lecturing, and through writing. He is the author of several articles and chapters and his writings have been featured in such publications as Black Arts Quarterly, Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Urban Cusp, Sojourners Magazine, and The Huffington Post, where he is a regular contributor. Along with his duties as Chaplain, Chaz has taught in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Graduate School of Education at Penn, as well as at The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia. A son of Baltimore, MD he considers himself a God-son of Philly where he lives with his wife and best friend, Dr. Lia C. Howard and his three daughters.

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All payment should be made to:

Christian Association
118 S. 37th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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