Frank Giordano Receives Two Great Honors
For over a quarter of a century Roman Catholic’s Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award has honored business and community leaders who demonstrate a commitment to the Delaware Valley through their distinguished service and steadfast philanthropy. Commitment, service, and philanthropy were the values of Roman Catholic High School’s founding father, Thomas E. Cahill. It is because of his benevolent vision that today 1000 young men from across the Delaware Valley have the opportunity to be the pride of 127 years of accomplishment at Roman Catholic. Leaders like Cahill and Frank Giordano inspire students and the entire region to continue making the Philadelphia area a welcoming, thriving place to live and work.
Susan G. Komen’s mission is to save lives and eradicate the threat of breast cancer for all people by meeting the most critical needs in the community, ensuring quality care for all and investing in breakthrough research. Susan G. Komen Philadelphia distributes grants to organizations that work with the medically underserved, including uninsured and underinsured individuals and those individuals who may not receive adequate care because of barriers such as language, cultural differences and fear. Giordano was recognized for supporting the needs of underserved women from 15 counties when The Philly POPS held a customized concert specifically for this very diverse audience bringing together education and cultural arts. In addition to entertainment, there were 25 doctors and 25 survivors on the stage who share moving personal stories. There will be another on March 3, 2018.
As President and CEO of The Philly POPS, the largest standalone POPS orchestra in America, Giordano created a for-profit strategy for a struggling non-profit. He's taken the POPS into unchartered waters with a bright future in a record period of time. Since joining the POPS in 2011, Giordano has led the organization to unprecedented success in ticket sales, contributed revenue, community engagement and programming. Engagement activities reach large and growing audiences, primarily through the POPS’ signature Salute Series, a set of free concerts performed on holidays of civic celebration in honor of the service community as well as an expanding supplemental music education program for the School District of Philadelphia, POPS in Schools. While Frank is still President and CEO of Atlantic Trailer Leasing Corporation, he has seamlessly gone from the trailer business to show business and become a role model for bringing entrepreneurial management to the arts, channeling that success into vigorous support activities for the community that the POPS is delighted to serve.
Pictured: Fr. Joseph W. Bongard, President/Rector of Roman Catholic High School, Dan DiLella, President of the Roman Catholic High School Board of Directors and Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award past honoree, Frank Giordano, honoree and President and CEO of The Philly Pops, Tom Leonard, Chairman of Roman Catholic High School Board of Directors and Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award past honoree and actor Tony LoBianco
photos by Bachrach Photography