The following photos were taken last night at City & State PA’s inaugural 50 Over Fifty event, which was held at Pipeline Philly, overlooking the western expanse of Philadelphia City Hall. The event, which brought together and recognized the most influential Pennsylvanians in government, business, culture and social services to have passed the half-century milestone, drew people from across the commonwealth to honor the recipients and to hear a keynote speech by Ed Rendell, recipient of the event's Distinguished Service Award.

Honoree Pat Eiding, president of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, with one of last year's 40 Under 40 winners, Leslie Elder, PA director for the Energy Foundation

 

State Rep. Mary Jo Daley and social entrepreneur Judy Wicks were among the 50 Over Fifty honorees

 

JoAnne Epps, EVP and Provost of Temple University and Don Heller, Senior Vice Dean, Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication

 

Keynote speaker Ed Rendell accepts the Distinguished Service Award from City & State PA Acting Publisher Greg Osberg

 

Honoree and media personality Michael Smerconish, third from left, is joined by, from left, Robert Flood, City & State President Tom Allon and City & State Chairman/CEO Steve Farbman

 

Kevin Washo, Government Relations Principal, Cozen O'Connor, a 2016 40 Under 40 winner and a speaker at the event