Defender Association: Celebrating 90 Years!

On April 4, 2024, we’re celebrating 90 years of representing Philly’s adult citizens and 50 years serving children with a very special event at the Constitution Center. All are welcome to attend and celebrate along with the Defender’s past and present leaders, and many more elected officials and luminaries who began their careers at the Defender Association.


Help us celebrate 90 years of public defense in Philly, as we look to grow the next generation of Philly Defenders! Click the links below to learn how you can take part in the celebration!


Download a print version of our sponsorship info

Through our range of sponsorship packages, your contribution goes towards promoting fair and equal access to justice, as well as championing the rights of those who require legal representation. We invite you to join us in supporting the important work of the Defender Association by contributing to our “Building the Next Generation of Defenders” Fund.

Choose from the below sponsorship levels below. If you prefer, you can send a check payable to the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Mailing address:

1441 Sansom Street
Philadelphia PA 19102
ATTN: Carolyn Jester



For more info on becoming a 90th Anniversary Sponsor, email:

Use the form below to purchase tickets to the Gala on April 4. If you prefer to send a check, make it payable to the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Mailing address:

1441 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
ATTN: Carolyn Jester

From now until March 11, you can purchase official “Defender 90” and “Defender CAU 50” swag! Take advantage of this limited time opportunity to commemorate 90 years of public defense, and 50 years of child advocacy in the City of Philadelphia!

Get your gear here!

WHAT: Defender 90th Anniversary Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2024
WHERE: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more info, contact

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