Shoemaker Visiting Lecturer Series

Westtown’s Shoemaker Visiting Lecturer Series schedules a succession of distinguished visitors each year who move our students toward self-education and self-knowledge. Programs are open to the entire Westtown community and, frequently, to the public as well.

A legacy since the 1960s of the Shoemaker and Flaccus families, the Shoemaker Series brings to campus talented men and women from a variety of fields. An important part of the Shoemaker visits includes opportunities for Westtown students to interact with these individuals.

2017-2018 Schedule:

Sunday, October 1 - 7:30pm

Tiffanie Stanard

Tiffanie Stanard is a technology influencer, partnership strategist, marketer, media personality and serial entrepreneur, named by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 15 Women Changing the Face of Technology in the Region, Femme and Fortune Magazine as one of the 30 Under 30 Inspiring Women in Philadelphia and 100 Women Visionary Leader to Watch by Innov8tiv Magazine. For over eight years, Stanard has been the President and CEO of Prestige Concepts (PC). PC is an award-winning brand enhancement firm, we specialize in branding and marketing strategies to fuse the organizations for-profit and social impact messaging for customer alignment to achieve goals and create great user experiences.

Sunday, December 3 - 7:30pm

 Daryl Shore '99

Daryl Shore is a Manager in the Impact Investments Group in the Office of Corporate Social Responsibility at Prudential. Focused on the Impact Investment Group's real asset investments, Daryl is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and managing investments that meet Prudential's social value criteria while providing risk-adjusted financial returns. The Impact Investments Group manages a portfolio of investments that will grow to $1 billion by 2020, and typically originates between $200 million and $250 million in transactions annually.
Prior to joining Prudential in 2016, Shore was a Vice President within Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase where he was responsible for managing a sophisticated, highly-visible housing and community development portfolio consisting of traditional grants and other flexible capital.  Shore earned his BA in political science from Emory University, his MBA from Clark Atlanta University, and his MS in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University.  
Shore is also active as a Board member in a number of civic and nonprofit organizations: National Housing Council, National Housing Institute, Gesu School, Harlem Wellness Center, and Harlem Grown.
Sunday, April 15 - 7:30pm

Chester Children's Chorus

Today, the CCC numbers 130 children, ages 8-18, from every school in the city of Chester, PA.  The mission of the Chester Children's Chorus is to provide an intensive, sophisticated, and joyful choral music experience to young people of the city of Chester and to support their academic achievement and personal development. 

Their motto is "Strong voice, strong mind, strong spirit.

Past Shoemaker Visitors
  • Writers: poets Robert Frost and Sonia Sanchez, Junot Diaz, Anne Tyler, Lorene Cary
  • Scientists: forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley, paleontologist Peter Dodson, geneticist and physician D. Holmes Morton
  • Humanitarians: Coretta Scott King, Bayard Rustin, Elie Wiesel, economist and food activist Raj Patel, Project H.O.M.E.’s Sister Mary Scullion, Kevin Jennings of GLSEN
  • Journalists: Juan Williams, author of Eyes on the Prize; NPR’s Susan Stamberg, Living on Earth’s Steve Curwood ‘65, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth
  • Musicians: Pete Seeger, African Children’s Choir, Habana Sax, Philadelphia Virtuosi Orchestra, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars
  • Other Performers: Philadanco, Tamagawa University Taiko Drummers, First State Ballet, National Theater for the Deaf, Folk Arts Rajasthan
  • Other Artists: Mural Arts director Jane Golden, filmmakers Nathaniel Kahn and Kavery Kaul, ambigram artist John Langdon
Calendar List
    • SunJun24 Meeting for Worship 10:30 AM to 11:30 AMMeeting House
    • SunJul01 Meeting for Worship 10:30 AM to 11:30 AMMeeting House
    • SunJul08 Meeting for Worship 10:30 AM to 11:30 AMMeeting House
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