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$22 million Mayor’s Fund rebrands after Nutter-era scandal

Almost a decade after a series of financial scandals sullied its name, the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia has rebranded as the Philadelphia City Fund

  • An independent nonprofit that funnels philanthropy to city programs, the fund is responsible for programs like PHL ConnectED, which provided internet to students during the pandemic.

The chair under former Mayor Nutter pleaded guilty to misusing nearly $250k from the fund, sparking a series of changes, Ben Seal reports for Billy Penn.

What does the fund’s future hold?

Swann Memorial Fountain at Logan Circle on the Ben Franklin Parkway (Mark Henninger/Imagic Digital)

Eagles’ Autumn Lockwood to make history on Sunday

Already historic for being the first with two Black starting quarterbacks, Super Bowl LVII will have a little more for the history books.

Her path to football started with her father, Rashad Grove reports, and includes a master’s in sports management, plus experience in collegiate soccer.

5 things to know about Lockwood

Autumn Lockwood via LinkedIn

RECAP: What else happened?

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Philadelphia is receiving official designation as a “Welcoming City” from national immigrants advocacy org Welcoming America, and Kenney celebrates the announcement at a press conference (3 p.m.). West Philly nonprofit Level Up, which aims to empower young Philadelphians from high-risk neighborhoods, gets a mayoral visit to tour its new facility (6 p.m.).

Yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Kenney outlined a vision for what he might do after leaving office. Invoking his own experience of being forced to go see an Alvin Ailey show as a highschooler at St. Joe’s Prep, and how transformative that was, he said he’d love to run a nonprofit that helps kids from all over Philadelphia get to experience performing arts. 


💐 Shop for love from local women makers at Rex at the Royal’s Galentine’s Day market on South Street West, with vendors offering jewelry, candles, ceramics, tea, and more. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11) 

👟 Calling all sneakerheads: Sneaker Con lands at the Pa. Convention Center with more than 300 vendors, live auctions, games, and appraisals. Tickets are $28. (12 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11)