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Join us for the 11th Annual

Building Hope Luncheon

Thursday, May 7, 12:00pm - 1:30pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center


One of our core values is stick-to-it-iveness, and that means that no matter the situation, we will never stop working until everyone has a decent place to live. We have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 as we plan for the Building Hope Luncheon. Registration remains open and the luncheon is still scheduled for May 7 at this time. We will update this page, as well as send an email to all registered guests, with any new information.

The Building Hope Luncheon is Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s signature fundraising event. In 90 minutes we share the successes of Habitat families, and inspire the Greater Philadelphia community to rally around the cause of affordable housing.

There is no ticket price to attend the Building Hope Luncheon, rather, Table Captains recruit friends, family, and colleagues to fill tables of 10 guests. Not invited by a Table Captain? No problem! All are welcome to attend this event. The suggested minimum donation is $150.

Register as an Individual Register as a Table Captain

Can’t make this year’s Building Hope Luncheon? Donate to support the event today.

Keynote speaker and honored guest:
Dr. Stephen Klasko

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, is President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health. A Distinguished Fellow of the World Economic Forum, he’s been an advocate for the transformation of healthcare delivery and of higher education.

Dr. Klasko has been dean of two medical colleges, the leader of four health enterprises, and a university president. He has transformed Jefferson since 2013, leading it from 3 hospitals to 14, and from 6 colleges to 10. He is also the author of Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America (2018), We can Fix Healthcare (2017), and The Phantom Stethoscope (1999).

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Dr. Klasko share a common belief: housing is medicine. Dr. Klasko’s innovative approach is focused on ensuring that the future of healthcare is more equitable, regardless of where someone lives.

The Healthy Communities Achievement Award, bestowed by Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, is an honor reserved for those who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to improving the health of local communities through the lens of housing.

An individual’s health is directly tied to where they live, and awardees recognize housing as a health indicator and advocate for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s vision of a city where everyone has a decent place to call home. Award winners have reached a level of distinction in their respective fields and work alongside Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia as a valued partner. Habitat is proud to honor Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health with this award for the 11th annual Building Hope Luncheon and we look forward to hearing from Dr. Klasko on May 7.

Register as an Individual

Register as a Table Captain

Interested in sponsorship of this event? Visit our Sponsorship page for more information.

Signature Sponsors
Community Builder

Block Builder

Home Builder

Fox Rothschild LLP

Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

INTECH Construction, LLC