Meet our Honorary Chair!


Dear DAG subscribers:


As an introvert, I don't get out much. But when I do, it's usually to see long-time friends and gain valuable knowledge. That's why you will see me often at Philadelphia's Design Advocacy Group (DAG) events.


DAG is our community's relentless champion for excellence and equity in architecture, preservation, and planning. As a mission-oriented real estate developer, I appreciate their focus on some of the biggest issues and opportunities facing our great city: the proposed Sixers' arena, the future of the police Roundhouse, the development of the Bellwether District, and much more.  


I was at the “Build Philly” event in March (which DAG helped to plan) and at the one-on-one conversation with Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker in October. Those were just two of DAG's 15 public programs in 2023, and the discussions were vital to focus us and the next mayoral administration on the built environment and its implications for affordable housing and community revitalization.


DAG is mostly volunteer-led, but they do have operating expenses. Please support their work with a 100% tax deductible donation. Just click #DIGDEEPFORDAG


I just gave, and I hope you will dig deep to keep the momentum going!


With thanks and warm wishes.


Ken Weinstein

President, Philly Office Retail

Founder, Jumpstart Philly

Why Give?


Your tax-deductible contribution helps DAG present its free, monthly, open-to-the-public meetings and special events and supports DAG’s advocacy initiatives. Even a small contribution is a signal to potential funders and decision makers that DAG matters!


DAG is careful with your dollars; we run on volunteer power with only one part-time staffer.


In 2023, the Design Advocacy Group (DAG) has promoted advocacy in the excellence and equity of design, planning, architecture, and preservation. We have advocated for best practices and policies for Philadelphia's next mayor, in designing our public realm, affordable housing, Philadelphia's parks and trails, and more. Our monthly meetings have been attended by thousands of people with diverse programs including critical and interesting topics relating to Philadelphia's built environment. 


Your contribution to DAG is tax-deductible because DAG is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable 501(c)(3) trust supporting diverse cultural practices in the Philadelphia region.


Two easy ways to give:

1. By WeDidIt


2. By check, payable to: "Design Advocacy Group of CultureTrust." (The "of CultureTrust" is important. Your check cannot be processed without it). Send your contribution to CultureTrust c/o CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Building | 1315 Walnut Street | Suite 320 | Philadelphia, PA 19107-4701 Attn: Johnny Gerant.


DAG is a program of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable trust declared in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A copy of the official tax-exempt 501(c)(3) registration and financial information for CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.