The Philadelphia Tribune: OIC Philadelphia celebrates 60th anniversary with gala

OIC Philadelphia recently marked its 60th anniversary with a big gala. Hosted at the VIE venue, the event attracted over 600 of Philadelphia’s most influential leaders on Friday, raising $325,000 for the organization’s initiatives.

The evening, aptly themed The Beacon on Broad Street, paid homage to the enduring vision of the late Rev. Leon Sullivan, who founded the very first OIC, short for Opportunities Industrialization Center, in 1964.

The gala hosted a dialogue with three leaders of change in the community: Congressman Dwight Evans, Mayor Cherelle Parker and City Council President Kenyatta Johnson.

In addition to the contributions made during the gala, OIC Philadelphia also seized the opportunity to expand its impact beyond city borders by raising an additional $25,000. The donation will help fund the construction of a building for OIC Cameroon, reflecting the organization’s commitment to spreading its vision of empowerment and transformation globally.