2018 Solas Awards
Solas means “light” in Irish. Each year at the Solas Awards the Welcoming Center takes this opportunity to shine a light on visionary leaders, and to honor individuals and companies that illuminate the positive impact that immigrants have on our regional economy.
Stephen S. Tang
Dennis Clark Solas Award
Stephen S. Tang, outgoing President & CEO of the University City Science Center, will be presented with the Dennis Clark Solas Award for his leadership in highlighting the role of immigrants as innovators and assets that are moving Philadelphia and America forward.
Maria A. Oquendo
Realizing the American Dream
Dr. Oquendo is an immigrant from Spain who was the first Latina president of the American Psychiatric Association. In January 2017 she took on her new role as a professor and chair of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. We are honoring Dr. Oquendo because she embodies the ideals of the award for using her hard work, talent, and passion to advance the field of psychiatry, both nationally and globally.
Atlas Award for Advancing
Opportunity Award Honoree
Tiffany Tavarez, Vice President of Community Relations, will accept the Atlas Award for Advancing Opportunity on behalf of Wells Fargo for their commitment to strengthening the region’s economy through charitable investments and their dedicated employees who volunteer their time, talent, and treasure to help immigrants succeed.
Sponsor & Advertising Opportunities
Please consider supporting the work we do through sponsorship, with opportunities available ranging from $1,000 – $25,000.
We also have advertising opportunites in our event program ranging from $250 – $2,000.
Our sponsorship packet outlines these various opportunities.