Cliveden, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site, recently announced that GFS Head of School Dick Wade is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Cliveden Heritage Award. (Cliveden is best known as the location of the 1777 revolutionary Battle of Germantown.) Wade is being honored for “his heartfelt commitment to Germantown; his continuous efforts to establish authentic relationships between the school and its neighbors; his strong belief in the importance and richness of diversity; and his leadership both within the school community and in the larger community of Northwest Philadelphia.” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is the keynote speaker.
The award will be presented on October 12, 2012, at which time Wade will join the company of such other worthy recipients as philanthropists and preservationists Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton and Jack Asher, and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.
Cliveden invites all GFS parents to a fundraising gala supporting this Germantown landmark and honoring Dick Wade as a Germantown leader. All ticket proceeds benefit the historic Cliveden house and grounds.