A Peachtree Fine Dining Event | 5.16.24

Honoring Judy Wicks

Judy Wicks Photo
Judy Wicks is an activist, author, and entrepreneur who pioneered the local food movement as owner of legendary White Dog Café in West Philly from 1983 to 2010. Concurrently and beyond, she launched multiple influential non-profit initiatives that support the growth of regional economies and the expansion of sustainable business practices, including Fair Food, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies BALLE (now called Common Future), All Together Now PA, and the PA Fibershed. Judy’s work has earned numerous local and national awards, including the Impact Award for Economic Justice from Social Venture Network, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Lifetime Achievement Award, and the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award. Judy was inducted into the University Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame in 2016.


Thursday, May 16th 2024
6:00pm – 9:00pm


The Francis Cope House at Awbury Arboretum

One Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Thank You to Our Generous Host Committee

Updated 4/9/24
Brad Boone
Sandra Cadwalader
Lisa Clark & David Haas
Peter & Katherine Commons
Walter & Jane Evans
Shanna Halpern & Jean Gajary
Mike Gillum & Andrew White
Mary & William Hangley
Rebecca Johnson & Lawrence Weisberg
Nicole Juday & Sam Rhoads
Brenna Kelly
Norman Marcus
Alan Metcalfe & Margaret Klaw
Marion Miller
George McNeely & William O’Connor
Linda Owens
Sara Ricks & Tom Dolgenos
Sara Robbins
Franklyn & Cintra Rodgers
Mark Sellers & Najjia Mahmoud
Chris & Lee van de Velde
Kristen Winch & Ron Tarver
Tom & Loretta Witt
Sydelle Zove & Stephen Kaufman

Enjoy an Evening with Friends in the Cope House Gardens

• Specialty Cocktails crafted by Many Hands Apothecary

• Mead Tasting with the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

• Fine Dining by Peachtree

• Butlered Desserts

• Live Auction

• Silent Auction

• Music

Live Auction

Private Garden Cocktail Party for 20

hosted by Nicole Juday, author of Private Gardens of Philadelphia

Peachtree Catered Dinner

Cope House Dinner Party

Exclusively for your party of eight. 

A full-service, fine dining event by Peachtree Catering, with Wine Pairings

Merzbacher's Tour

Merzbacher’s Bakery Tour

Learn about successful Philly breadmaking  from the inside. Exclusively for your private group of six.

Private Flight

over New York Harbor

Experience the Tiny House of Happiness

Enjoy a mindful weekend retreat alone or with a partner right here at Awbury

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Attic Brewing Co Sponsor
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