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Sunday, April 10, 2011 The Women's Center of Montgomery County Presents... Behind the Scenes with Special Guest Stars Honorees William and Deborah Sasso Sharon Pinkenson Mark Rosenthal STARRING Behind the Scenes Panel Diane Heery Gary Thompson Sunday, April 10
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  • Sunday, April 10, 2011

    The Women's Center of Montgomery CountyPresents... Behind the Scenes

    with Special Guest StarsHonorees

    William and Deborah Sasso

    Sharon PinkensonMark Rosenthal


    Behind the Scenes Panel

    Diane Heery


    Sunday,April 10

  • Leslee Silverman Tabas, Esquire


    The Harriette and Charles Tabas Foundation


    the dedicated individuals who allow

    The Women’s Center of Montgomery County

    to continue to serve, protect and

    improve the quality of lives

    of Women and Children

    in Montgomery County and


    William and Deborah Sasso

    for their support of the

    Women’s Center and the Community

  • The Board of Directors of the Women's Center of Montgomery County and the Special Event Committee welcome you to our Champagne Brunch

    Honoring Our Special Friends

    William and Deborah Sasso

    Featuring Guest Speakers Diane Heery, Casting Director, Heery Casting Sharon Pinkenson, Exec. Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Mark Rosenthal, Screenwriter, Director, & Producer Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News, Film Critic

    With special thanks to our Moderator & Friend of the Women’s Center:

    Larry Kane

    And with sincere appreciation to our Platinum Sponsor: Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young

    Board of Directors:

    Aeryn Fenton, Board President Lawrence Pauker, Vice Pres. Bruce Freedman, Treasurer Dorothy Enright, Secretary

    Roanna Burnell Sandra Capps Sandy Kravitz Staci Levick-Cove Rosalie Marcus Beth Rubin Andra Seidner Lillian Sulliman Christine Verrier

    Advisory Board:

    Beth Brinly Suzanne Fields Sandy Hyman Thomas J. McGowan Marilyn Rosskam Joyce Skobinsky

    Special Event Planning Committee:

    Donna Jarrett-Kane & Andra Seidner, Co-Chairwomen Roanna Burnell Staci Levick-Cove Kim Gunning Norma Jarrett Sandy Kravitz Rosalie Marcus Nancy Margolis Lawrence Pauker Marla Rosenthol

    Joyce Skobinsky

    Staff: Executive Director: Maria Macaluso

    Finance Director: Stephanie Cehelsky Program Director: Denise Flynn Bookkeeper: Donna Brown Director of Volunteers: Deanna Linn Information Systems Specialist: Jay Mitlas Community Educator: Janine Kelly Volunteer Coordinators: Legal Advocates: Jennifer Brady Anya Cehelsky Carol Horvitz Irene Oslick Christine Wiita Nichole Stansbury Kristine Wickward Pauline McGibbon

    Medical Advocacy Project Personnel

    Lynda Monks, Domestic Violence Medical Advocate, Abington Memorial Hospital Marilyn Rosskam, Trainer/Facilitator, Chair of Counseling Services Committee

    with thanks and appreciation to our staff, volunteers and members, without whose support we would

    not continue to grow, thrive and succeed, each day in our work to end domestic violence.


    Vince Lombardi






    Debra Fogel

  • We Pay Tribute to theStaff, Board and Volunteers

    Of theWomen’s Center of Montgomery County

    For your Commitment and ServiceOn behalf of the

    Victims of Domestic Violence inOur Community

    Special Thanks to HonoreesWilliam and Deborah Sasso

    and the“Behind the Scenes” Panel

    Andra and Arthur Seidner

  • Applause to all the “Behind the Scenes” Players:

    Our honorees, William & Deborah SassoOur illustrious Panel and Moderator

    The Brunch Committee

    And all the committed Staff & Volunteers ofThe Women’s Center of Montgomery County

    Marilyn & Skip Rosskam

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    Making a difference in the community is something we should all

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    of Montgomery County.

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  • William & Deborah Sasso:Our honorees, Bill and Debbie Sasso, were chosen as the ‘stars’ of our Behind the Scenes event because of their spirit of generosity, leadership and compassion. We celebrate them today as examples of a dy-namic couple who, with a sincere and unassuming commitment to helping others, embody our mission of empowerment, excellence through community activism and dedication to aff ecting social change.

    Bill and Debbie have been married for forty years, and have two sons.

    Deborah SassoDebbie Sasso served on the President’s Advisory Board of the John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School for eight years. In 2008 she was the Special Events Co-Chair for the Free Library of Philadel-phia Foundation’s Borrowers Masquerade Ball. In 2010 she was the co-Host of Michael Lewis Author Event for the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Co-Chair of Philadelphia Hospitality’s Vision for PhiladelphiaAward. Also in 2010, Debbie was a Dinner Committ ee Member for the American Catholic Historical Society’s Barry Award Dinner.

    William SassoWilliam Sasso has served as chairman of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young’s management committ ee and board of directors since 1994. As chairman, he is responsible for oversight and management of more than 195 att orneys in Stradley Ronon’s six offi ces in Philadelphia, Malvern and Harrisburg, Pa.; Wilmington, Del.; Cherry Hill, N.J.; and Washington, D.C.

    During his 30-plus years of experience, he has counseled privately and publicly held companies and religious and nonprofi t organizations in various matt ers, including general corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, health care, tax and real estate.

    Mr. Sasso was the 2006 recipient of the William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a busi-ness person in Greater Philadelphia. Awarded annually since 1949, recipients are chosen for their out-standing contributions toward the bett erment of the region, their professional accomplishments and their commitment to charity as well as to the community.

    Notably, Mr. Sasso and the fi rm were selected as the 2009 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) American-ism Award recipients – which recognized their commitment to the Greater Philadelphia community and to the values of ADL.

    In 2006, Mr. Sasso was honored with the American Jewish Committ ee’s Judge Learned Hand Award, presented each year to a member of the Philadelphia Bar whose achievements exemplify the high prin-ciples and noble traditions associated with Judge Learned Hand.

    He was also included in the 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, regarded as a defi nitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Selection for Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 1.8 million individual evaluations are reviewed. In addition, Mr. Sasso was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® consecutively since 2004 by a vote of his peers. continued on the next page

  • In 2010, Mr. Sasso and the fi rm were presented with the “Stand and Deliver Award” by the Philadelphia Academies for their commitment to providing educational opportunities to inner-city youth.

    In addition to his legal practice, he is widely recognized as a community leader in the Delaware Valley. He served as chairman of the board of directors of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (2003-2004). In this role, Mr. Sasso oversaw the Chamber’s executive committ ee and its board of direc-tors, which included advancing the business community’s agenda. He continues to serve on the Cham-ber’s board and executive committ ee, and he is also a member of the Paradigm Award Committ ee, which honors the outstanding business woman of the year. Mr. Sasso also serves on the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau board and executive committ ee.

    Mr. Sasso is especially interested in charitable activities in the areas of education and health care. His private life is noteworthy for the leadership role he has taken in so many areas, including:

    • member, Board of Advisors, Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation • Chairman, Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation • Chairman, Board of Trustees of Holy Redeemer Health System• recipient of a Papal Knighthood from Pope John Paul II as a Knight of St. Gregory the Great• Founding Trustee, Leo Niessen, Jr. Charitable Foundation, which benefi ts inner-city youth, working women in need, healthcare and educational needs • appointed by order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to the PA Board of Law Examiners and appointed by the Court as its Vice Chairman in 2008• member, Board of Trustees of LaSalle University from 2000-2008• advisory board committ ee member and former Chairman of the board (2005-2007) of the World Af-fairs Council of Philadelphia • fi nance chairman, Republican State Committ ee of Pennsylvania (1990-1993) • special counsel, Montgomery County Higher Education and Health Authority • appointed by former PA Gov. Tom Ridge to be a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylva-nia Economic Development Finance Authority • former chairman of the board, Manor Junior College • appointed by former Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street to serve on the Children’s Commission Ad-visory Committ ee.

    ‘William & Deborah Sasso’ continued

  • Sharon Pinkenson Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Offi ce

    Sharon Pinkenson has served as the Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Offi ce for 18 years during the terms of three mayors and three governors. She is responsible for all aspects of the offi ce, founded in 1985. On July 1, 1992, she success-fully spun off the municipal fi lm offi ce as a multi-county driving force for economic development, a non-profi t corporation that has generated more than three billion dollars during her tenure. Ms. Pinkenson markets the City of Philadelphia and the surrounding region to the fi lm, video, and television industry, and coordinates every aspect of pro-duction from cast and crew, support businesses and locations to community relations, and government services and incentives, while enhancing the region’s reputation inter-nationally on both the big and small screen. She also directs local goods and services to productions; publishes the Greater Philadelphia Film & Video Guide, the astoundingly popular website, and advocates for the growth of Philadelphia’s indig-enous fi lm community through the Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers program.

    A lifelong Philadelphian, Ms. Pinkenson graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls and Temple University. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Pinkenson worked as a costume designer and wardrobe stylist in the fi lm industry. She is the fi rst Film Offi ce director to come to the post directly from fi lm production.

    Some of Ms. Pinkenson’s more than 200 credits during her tenure at the Film Offi ce include:• TriStar Pictures’ Philadelphia, with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington • Universal’s 12 Monkeys, starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt • Turner Pictures’ Fallen, starring Denzel Washington • Touchstone’s Beloved, starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover • Touchstone’s Unbreakable, starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson • Touchstone’s The Sixth Sense, starring Bruce Willis • Touchstone’s National Treasure, starring Nicholas Cage • Cold Case, a CBS/Jerry Bruckheimer television show, starring Kathryn Morris • Fox 2000 Pictures’s Marley & Me, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston • DreamWorks’ Transformers 2, starring Shai LaBeouf and Megan Fox • Overture’s Law Abiding Citizen, starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler• Dreamworks’ The Lovely Bones, starring Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz

    In April 1999, Film at the Prince – The Sharon Pinkenson Film Project – was introduced at the Prince Music Theater as a venue for fi lm festivals, independent and experimental fi lms, fi lm repertory, premieres of fi lms made in Philadelphia, a family fi lm program called For Kids/By Kids, special fi lm events, and generally to serve as the heart of the Philadelphia fi lm and video community. She serves as the Founding Producer.

    Throughout her career Sharon has remained an important and recognizable fi gure in the Philadelphia community. In addition to her numerous memberships in professional organizations, she serves on Mayor Michael Nutter’s Cultural Advisory Council as well as Temple University’s President’s Advisory Board and Temple University School of Com-munications and Theater, Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design (from which she received a Doctor of Humane Letters, causa honoris), Big Picture Alliance, the selection boards for One Film Philadel-phia, Diamondscreen: a Temple University School of Communications and Theater student fi lm festival and the advisory boards of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Philadelphia Film Society. She has served on the search committee for the President of Kimmel Center and served on Mayor Nutter’s search committee to appoint the Chief Cultural Offi cer of the newly created Offi ce of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy for the City of Philadelphia. She was also named by Dunkin’ Donuts and the Philadelphia Eagles as one of the 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians and Philadelphia Magazine as one of the 50 most Powerful Philadelphians.

    Married to businessman Joseph Weiss, she has three married daughters, three granddaughters and has been a resident of Center City Philadelphia since 1964.

  • DIANE HEERY, C.S.A. Casting Director, Heery Casting

    A casting director with over 20 years’ experience, Diane is a member of the prestigious Casting Society of America.

    Diane has cast principal actors in many independent feature fi lms, in addition to major studio fi lms including: “Jersey Girl” (K. Smith), “Signs” , “Unbreak-able”, “The Sixth Sense” (N. Shyamalan), “Lucky Numbers” (N. Ephron), “Je-sus’ Son” (A. MacLean), “National Treasure” (J. Turtletaub), “Invincible” (E. Core), “Rocky Balboa” (S. Stallone.)and M. Night Shyamalan’s, “The Last Air-bender” , Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” and F. Gary Gray’s “Law Abid-ing Citizen, and the recently released “How Do You Know” (James Brooks) and “Limitless” (Neil Burger). She has also cast for the CBS-TV series Cold Case and FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Independent fi lms she has cast include The Woodsman and Shadowboxer.

    Diane also works as a production consultant to independent fi lmmakers and donates her services to student fi lmmakers in the Philadelphia area. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild and is an active member of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association and the Media Communications Association. She is the 2008 Lew Klein Award Winner.Before life as a casting director, Diane was an actor and director herself, appearing in over 25 regional and touring shows for the stage and has performed in fi lms such as “Dead Poets Society” and “Two Plus One”. Diane has also served on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors’ Guild and is an active member of Pennsylvania Film Industry Association.

    Diane is a graduate of Temple University’s Department of Theatre and is proud to be a member of two “Halls of Fame”: Temple University’s and her high school, St. Hubert’s.

    Gary Thompson Philadelphia Daily News Film Critic

    Gary Thompson was named movie reviewer for the Philadelphia Daily News in 1987, fol-lowing a short career as a reporter covering business and economic development for the Daily News, Philadelphia Business Journal, and Pittsburgh Business Times. In 2000, he won the national fi rst prize for criticism from the American Society of Sunday and Features Editors, and has also been honored by the Keystone Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. His work has also ap-peared in the New York Observer and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

  • Mark David RosenthalScreenwriter, Producer, Director

    Mark David Rosenthal, a graduate of Temple University, the University of Vermont and the University of the Pacifi c (D.A. in Medieval Studies) has been a highly respected screenwriter in the Hollywood studio system for close to thirty years. He is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. His career has been featured in TALES FROM THE SCRIPT: 50 HOLLYWOOD SCREEN-WRITERS SHARE THEIR STORIES (Harpercollins, book and DVD) and in WHY WE WRITE: 25 TOP SCREENWRITERS SHARE THEIR STORIES (Sillman-James Press).

    Among his latest project, with co-writer Lawrence Konner, is THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (Dis-ney). His credits also include: MONA LISA SMILE (Sony), TIM BURTON’S PLANET OF THE APES (Fox), FLICKA (Fox 2000), FOR LOVE OR MONEY (Universal), THE JEWEL OF THE NILE (Fox), SU-PERMAN IV (Warners), and STAR TREK VI (Paramount), MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (Disney), THE BEV-ERLY HILLBILLIES (Fox), DESPERATE HOURS (MGM) and MERCURY RISING (Universal) along with others.

    In addition to his active career in the fi lm world, he has lectured extensively at fi lm classes, seminars and universities. He is also on the faculty at TEMPLE UNIVERSITY.

    From Temple to Hollywood: The Life of a Screenwriter’

    Students last week heard an upfront, insider’s view of working in Hollywood from writer, director, producer and Temple alumnus Mark Rosenthal. Rosenthal, whose fi lm credits include Mighty Joe Young (1998), Planet of the Apes (2001), The In Crowd (1988), Sometimes They Come Back and Mona Lisa Smile, shared with students his thoughts on the ups and downs of success, the hard realities of choosing projects, and the lifecy-cle of a screenplay once it enters the studio. Rosenthal’s visit was sponsored by Hillel at Temple University and the fi lm and media arts department

  • ToAndi Seidner

    andDonna Jarrett-Kane

    and the members of the Brunch Committee

    Thank you for bringing the Women’s Center

    of Montgomery Countyto the Big Screen!

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    Congratulations to Honorees

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    THANKS TO THE ENTIRE CASTDiane HeeryLarry Kane

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    To all, Board, staff, volunteers and financial supporters who give selflessly of their time, energy and monies to keep our doors open and our services alive, our sincerest thanks. Because of you we can continue to opt for em-powerment while creating a safer environment for those who find themselves in crises situations. On behalf of all those who seek our services, thank you for making a dif-ference in the lives of others.

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    The Board of Directors and Staff of the Women’s Center of Montgomery County would like to thank the Special Events Committee for their hard work, vision and dedication in putting together today’s event! You have truly done a wonderful job! Our special thanks goes to:

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    Judy Blumstein, who brought her extraordinary talent and creativity to our silent auction and raffle presentation

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  • With thanks and admiration for all thevolunteers who make the Women’s Center what it is!

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  • Mission Statement of theWomen’s Center of Montgomery County

    The Women’s Center of Montgomery County is a volunteer, community organization

    with a primary focus on freedom from domestic violence and other forms of abuse.

    Our programs, policies and procedures refl ect our strong commitment

    of empowering women.

    The Board of Directors and Staff of the Women’s Center would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following individuals for their support toward ensuring the success of this Champagne Brunch:

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  • The Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers of the

    Women’s Center of Montgomery County

    would like to Congratulate and Celebrate Our Distinguished Honorees

    William and Deborah Sasso

    Who, through their Outstanding Achievements, Vision and Empowering Example of Leadership,

    embody our mission and inspire our work!


    We thank our Distinguished Behind the Scene Panelists

    Sharon Pinkenson Mark Rosenthal

    Diane Heery and

    Gary Thompson

    For their generous spirit of support and friendship in providing this engaging, entertaining & enriching program.


    Our deep regard, affection and regard goes out to our

    Moderator and Emcee

    Larry Kane

    Who gives tirelessly, passionately and skillfully each year to ensure the success of our special events, thus securing and safeguarding

    the future of the Women’s Center of Montgomery County.

  • “ I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”Maya Angelou

    To the Volunteers and Staff of the

    Women’s Center of Montgomery County

    Thank you for your community service!


    Congratulations to Honorees

    William and Deborah Sasso

    for your inspiring example of leadership and philanthropy as you help individuals and

    families in need!

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    Congratulations to honorees

    William and Deborah Sasso

    for their distinguished and lasting contributions!

    Sandra Schultz Newman

  • While we’re proud of our many client achievements, we’re just as proud of our dedication to the communities in which we work and live. Through our financial support and volunteer efforts, we’re pleased to help hundreds of Greater Philadelphia organizations reach their potential.

    Find out more at

    Philadelphia | Harrisburg | Malvern | Cherry Hill | Wilmington | Washington, D.C.

    Stradley Ronon is proud to support the

    Women’s Center of Montgomery County and congratulates

    Special Guest Stars

    William and Deborah Sassofor their leadership roles in charitable activities

    in education and health care