Schnader Chairman Ralph G. Wellington was chosen by Settlement Music School to be a member of the selection committee for the Settlement 100, a listing of 100 “interesting, diverse and unexpected individuals who have a story about how their experiences at Settlement Music School shaped their lives.” The list, being developed in anticipation of the school’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2008, will showcase the wide variety of individuals that have attended Settlement, detail what these individuals have gone on to do as adults, and highlight how being a part of this important and special institution has affected their perspective and outlook on the world.
The Selection Committee – a distinguished panel of business and community leaders from around Philadelphia – will review nominations received from the public, and they will announce their choices for the Settlement 100 during the next several years, culminating in Settlement’s centennial year.
Settlement Music School is the largest community school for the arts in the United States. With six locations in South, West and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Jenkintown and Camden, NJ, the school annually serves more than 15,000 students of all abilities without regard to age, race or financial circumstances, and awards more than $1.7 million annually in financial aid. Settlement is dedicated to its mission of providing children and adults with the highest quality instruction and activity in music and related arts.