16th Annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic

16th Annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic

16th Annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 8:00pm

Green Valley Country Club, Lafayette Hill, PA

In 1993, Philadelphia lost one its most beloved citizens, Albert Taxin, from an inoperable brain tumor. Albert was 53 years of age. He was well known by many throughout Philadelphia and by visitors to our city as the owner and operator of the famous Old Original Bookbinders restaurant.

In 1999 to memorialize Albert and to raise awareness of, and funds for, brain tumor research, Albert's widow, Doris Taxin, established the Albert R. Taxin Brain Tumor Research Center at The Wistar Institute. 

The sole purpose of this event is to raise funds for more research and empower scientific advances into therapies for those who are afflicted with brain tumors and neurological diseases. Through the commitment and dedication of all who support this event, progress is being made.

This year, the event raised net $169,345. Since its inception, the event has raised over $1,400,000 (net income).


Honorary Chair
Doris Taxin

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick
Fran Tobin

Golf Committee
Bob Angevine 
Peggy & Doug Briggs
Sandy & Steve Cozen
Penny & Bob Fox
Leroy Kean
Joseph Kestenbaum
Janet Kronfeld
Larry Magid
Kevin McDermott
Ann Morton
Marcia & Ron Rubin
Dick Vermeil

  Bridge Committee
Frances Abramson
Jane Segal

Joan Hockman
Joyce Lichtman
Eleanor Novick
Evie Rosen

Auction Committee
Sharon Kestenbaum
Laura Lenet 

Mary Ann Dennis
Rita Johanson
Wendi Platt
Elayne Weisber


PLATINUM Reuben & Mollie Gordon Foundation
GOLD Jill & Mark Fishman, in honor of Fran Tobin
GOLD Fran & Sylvan Tobin
SILVER Citizens Bank
SILVER Bob & Penny Fox, R.A.F. Industries
SILVER Marcia & Ron Rubin
DOUBLE EAGLE Peggy & Doug Briggs
DOUBLE EAGLE Sharon & Joseph Kestenbaum
DOUBLE EAGLE The Taxin & Rousso Families
DOUBLE EAGLE Dan Wheeler & Amy Fox
EAGLE Bob Angevine
EAGLE Harold & Eleanor Davis
EAGLE Betty & Brian Dovey
EAGLE Eileen & Ira Ingerman
EAGLE Irwin & Leighton Inc.
EAGLE Larry Magid
EAGLE John S. Middleton
EAGLE Alan B. Miller, Universal Health Services, Inc.
EAGLE Philadelphia Phillies
EAGLE Brett Rhode, UBS Financial Services
EAGLE Roy & Elaine Shapiro
EAGLE Jack Stievelman
EAGLE Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
EAGLE Judy & Kevin Tucker
EAGLE Veritable, LP
EAGLE Richard & Carol Vermeil
BIRDIE Nina & Billy Albert
BIRDIE Bob & Alene Alper
BIRDIE Ballinger
BIRDIE Max Berger
BIRDIE Ira Brind
BIRDIE Comcast-Spectacor
BIRDIE Mary Ann & Sam Dennis
BIRDIE Joe & Mary Fenkel
BIRDIE Jennifer & Eli Gross
BIRDIE Howson & Howson LLP
BIRDIE Independence Blue Cross
BIRDIE Leroy E. Kean
BIRDIE McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
BIRDIE Pepper Hamilton LLP
BIRDIE Sheri & Ken Resnik
BIRDIE Monette & Fred Robinson
BIRDIE Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Rounick
BIRDIE Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
BIRDIE Edward* & Ann Sickles
BIRDIE Judy Soltz & Richard Belas
BIRDIE Susan & Edward Tawil
* deceased