The Whitpain Community Festival
Our team's marquee annual event is a free, all-day music festival and bone marrow drive held each year on the last Saturday of September. Inspired by his sister Shannon's former role as head of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, Pat Foley helped add this fun and impactful concert to Whitpain Township's annual Harvest Festival in 2013. In our second year, Montgomery County Community College became host to the event, and the Whitpain Community Festival was born. We now look forward to our fourth annual festival, and the life-saving potential grows and grows (along with the amount of entertainment!)
Names added to the National Bone Marrow Registry: 201
Potentially life-savings matches found to date: 5
2016 Performer Lineup (Saturday, September 24th)
- School of Rock
- Bumper Jacksons
- US Army Six String Folk Band
- Ces Picerno
- Mango Men
- Go Go Gadjet
Pictures from Previous Years:
Brett Dennen 2013
Norah Jones 2014
Matt McAndrew 2015
Go Go Gadjet 2016
More on the Whitpain Harvest Festival and "Baird Gives Back".
The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Pat is a member of the Board of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, which facilitates connections between Israel and Philadelphia regional businesses, governmental agencies, and economic development organizations. The goal is to help bring Israeli innovation (particularly in technology and healthcare) to our area, allowing businesses to flourish and jobs to be created.
The Foleys believe that fostering commerce in the world fosters peace and prosperity, and the Chamber is an organization dedicated to that ideal.
Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia
The Foleys feel strongly that any child, given the right educational opportunities, has a shot at a bright future in America. They put that belief into action in support the Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia. CSFP provides four-year scholarships in grades K-8 to low-income families in Philadelphia. Their small but passionate staff serves 3,000 children enrolled in approximately 200 private and parochial schools. Chosen by lottery, CSFP scholarship recipients demonstrate the difference that access to safe, high-quality schooling can make, as their students graduate at a rate of 95%, as compared to a rate of 49% in the Philadelphia school system.
Michael is a long-standing member of the Investment Committee of the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent and Retirement Funds.
Patrick is a former President of the Whitpain Recreation Association, an all-volunteer sports program that allows thousands of local children to participate in baseball, basketball, field hockey, soccer and softball. Pat currently heads up the WRA’s capital projects efforts.
Patrick is also a member of Whitpain Township’s Park and Open Space Board, and serves as Township Auditor.
Rocky's Run, 2009
The Foley Group and Baird Foundation sponsored this LHSF event called “Rocky’s Run” on the Philadelphia Art Museum Steps (see photo below). It involved a brief concert, and the display of prayer flags bearing the names of 5,000 cancer victims, cancer patients, and cancer survivors.
Left Photo: Shannon Foley on right holding banner.
Right Photo: Shannon with the same flags atop Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The Foley Group and Baird Foundation sponsored a beanbag tournament featuring Phillies All-Star outfielder Shane Victorino along with a host of current and former local athletes, and benefiting the Pennsylvania chapter of Special Olympics.
Upper Left: Team Baird: Richard Fox of Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Shane Victorino, Greg “The Bull” Luzinzki, and Pat
Upper Right: Pat shoots as The Bull looks on
Lower Photo: Heather Foley, Pat, The Phanatic, Mike, and Mary Ann Foley