Honorees

Covenant House is proud to honor:

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick
President, Citizens Bank

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, a commercial banking executive with more than 25 years of experience, is President of Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and Head of National Industry Verticals. A native of Northeast Philadelphia, Dan is a former chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and has focused on collaborating with public, private and nonprofit partners to provide workforce development solutions and opportunities to disadvantaged populations. As a result of Fitzpatrick’s community efforts, Citizens Bank and Fitzpatrick individually have received numerous community awards from such organizations as the Police Athletic League Award, Philadelphia Academies Inc, the YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. Covenant House Pennsylvania is proud to honor Dan for his leadership  in the Philadelphia community.

Helen Gym
Councilwoman
City of Philadelphia

Helen Gym, chair of the Committee on Children and Youth, is a community and education leader whose work across different organizations supports the right to a quality public education for all children. As a Councilwoman, her primary concern is addressing widespread poverty in Philadelphia, particularly through an emphasis on building a quality public education system that anchors schools within communities. She will continue to push for fairer and more responsible taxation, sustainable investments in neighborhoods, language access and civil rights, and a focus on the long-term health and safety of Philadelphia residents. She has worked tirelessly with City Council to bring the issue of youth homelessness to the foreground participating in the Philadelphia quarterly count of youth homelessness count, holding public hearings and mobilizing partner agencies to work on a plan to address the issue.

Harvey & Bonnie Weiner
The Weiner Family Foundation

The Weiner Family Foundation was started as an outgrowth of the family’s own values. Harvey, owner and CEO of Dependable Distribution Services, Inc., was a former Eagle Scout, has been on the Board of many charitable organizations. His wife Bonnie, a former Philadelphia teacher and volunteer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, eventually became Executive Director of MADD Southeast Pennsylvania. Son Dani, a real estate developer in California, has supported arts for children, sustainability community projects around the world, and has been active in advocating for animal sanctuaries in his local area. Son Ari, a Vice-President at Dependable Distribution Services, Inc. is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.  Locally, he has been a docent at the Philadelphia Zoo.

The Weiners became champions of Covenant House Pennsylvania when they first supported Covenant House Pennsylvania’s anti-human trafficking work and continue to support our efforts to serve homeless youth. The major focus of their foundation is fourfold:  to advocate for local and international Jewish causes; to eliminate labor and sex trafficking and to support the victims of this crime; to provide for the health and well-being of children affected by physical or traumatic situations; and to provide care and support for animals.  Its vision is to create an opportunity to benefit people’s lives now and for subsequent generations.