Brought to you by Freemans Auctioneers, The Circuit, with Caroline Stewart, takes you to the Westin Hotel for the National Liberty Museum's Heroes of Liberty Gala. Become a regular of our new blog to keep up with the hottest philanthropic events.

 

 

You're never too young to be a hero. Antionette Dawkins, a 2012 graduate of Franklin High School in Spring Garden should know. She was among the 10 past and present Young Heroes who attended the National Liberty Museum's Heroes of Liberty Gala, held Nov. 12 at the Westin Hotel. The event honored TD Bank and its 12-year sponsorship of the Young Heroes award program.

Antionette, whose civic accomplishments are many, is one of 17 students who were recognized as heroes by the museum last summer. She has volunteered more than 1,400 hours to work on such projects as the Philadelphia Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, and Greater MLK Jr. Day of Service. She has also been a project leader for the American Red Cross Blood Drive as well as a member of Franklin High School's Peer Mediation, Mentoring, and Anger Management teams; and a mentor to 12 sixth graders at a local elementary school.

The evening's 200 guests raised $150,000 to support the museum's free or low-cost educational programs.