Will Smith Sr.

The Partners For Civic Pride (PFCP) family mourns the loss of our beloved co-founder and steadfast friend, Will Smith Sr. We are filled with immense love and gratitude as we remember Will, whose foundational contributions to our organization will never be forgotten. He was truly the cornerstone of PFCP, and his legacy will continue to inspire us.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Smith family during this time of remembrance. Will’s profound impact as a leader and as a cherished family man—affectionately known as Daddio and Grandagio—touched us all deeply.

Thank you, Will, for everything. You remain forever in our hearts.

November 24, 1939 – November 7, 2016

H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest

It is with profound sorrow that Partners For Civic Pride (PFCP) announces the passing of Gerry Lenfest, a devoted supporter and "Angel Donor" whose generosity was foundational to our mission. Gerry's unwavering support and deep understanding of our goals enabled us to unite Philadelphians under the banner of the Philadelphia Civic Flag. His visionary leadership and compassionate spirit touched every corner of our city, fostering connections that continue to resonate throughout our community.

Gerry's legacy of kindness and dedication to making Philadelphia a place of inclusive growth and prosperity will forever be remembered. As we mourn his passing, our thoughts are with the Lenfest family, whom he cherished deeply.

Gerry, your contributions have indelibly shaped Philadelphia. You will always be remembered as a beacon of brotherly love and civic unity.

May 29, 1930 – August 5, 2018

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