ASA Philadelphia Calendar

Chapter 35, serving the bustling Philadelphia metro area, is one of the most active in the nation! Our calendar of educational, recreational, and social events has the latest news about seminars, meetings, lectures, speeches, parties, and functions.

May Meeting: An Evening at the Rosenbach Museum

The May Chapter Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Rosenbach Museum and Library at 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215-732-1600; map). The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 pm; all ASA members are welcome. The general meeting from 6:30-8:30 pm will include a buffet dinner and private tour of the Rosenbach townhouses, including the current exhibition, Of Two Minds: Creative Couples in Art and History.

The Rosenbach Brothers
Located in two immaculately maintained 19th century townhouses minutes from Rittenhouse Square, the Rosenbach Museum was established by the testamentary gift of Dr. A.S.W.  Rosenbach and his brother and business partner, Philip Rosenbach -- bachelors who lived at 2010 Delancey. The brothers were probably the most famous dealers of rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts of the early 20th century.

The Brothers’ Legacy
The Museum contains the brothers’ original libraries and residential areas as well as their collections of rare books, manuscripts, furniture, silver, paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture. Among the treasures are James Joyce's manuscript of Ulysses and the earliest known letter by George Washington. And manuscripts, notes, photos, and drawings from other luminaries including Lewis Carroll, Cervantes, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, and Dylan Thomas.

Other Collections
Two other collections deserve special mention. Maurice Sendak, the famed author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are and many other books, had a close, personal relationship with the Rosenbach and donated his rare book collection, including books by Herman Melville, Beatrix Potter, and William Blake.

The Rosenbach also owns almost all of the manuscripts and papers of Modernist poet Marianne Moore, as well as her personal library, thousands of photographs, and the contents of her Greenwich Village living room -- which is permanently installed on the third floor of the historic Rosenbach house.

Space is limited, so please register early for this intriguing educational evening, which will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. You’ll want to bring a guest to this special event, which qualifies for 2 hours credit toward ASA reaccreditation.

The cost, including the private tour and buffet dinner, is $35 per person for members and guests. To pay online with your major credit card or PayPal go to the ASA Philadelphia Members Page. Otherwise please make checks payable to ASA Philadelphia Chapter 35.  Please RSVP by Thursday, May 10, to Chapter President Sheila Gorman by mail to 10 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004, email, or phone (484-270-1240).

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REGISTER NOW: 2018 Business Valuation Seminar

The Philadelphia Chapter of the ASA will hold its 13th Annual Spring Business Valuation Seminar program on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Doubletree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The program will include a variety of topics presented by key thought leaders.

֍ How to Rig a Valuation and DLOM: New Research and Tools - James Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA
֍  Update in Estimating Cost of Capital - Roger Grabowski, FASA
֍  Impacts of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Business Valuation - Mitchell Gerstein, CPA, MST, PFS  &  Laura Anastasio, ASA, CEIV
֍  Best Practices in Inventory Valuation - Charles Sapnas, CFA, ASA & Anthony Pumphrey, CFA, ASA
֍  What Appraisers Must Know About Taxes On Damage Awards - Martin Abo, CPA/ABV/CVA/CFF

Fees.  Early Bird fees, which apply when registration forms and payments are submitted by March 30, are $335 for ASA Members, $370 for all others. After March 30, registration is $365 for ASA Members, $400 for all others. The fee includes lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments.

To pay online with your major credit card or PayPal go to the ASA Philadelphia Members Page, otherwise please make checks payable to ASA Philadelphia Chapter 35 and mail to Chapter President Sheila Gorman, 10 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004.  Please note that seating capacity is limited.

Credit. The program qualifies for eight (8) hours of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) for ASA members and for members of other professional organizations which recognize NASBA credit. 

Brochure.  A seminar brochure, including comprehensive information, biographies of the presenters, a registration form, refund and cancellation policies is available on the Chapter website and for download in PDF format.

Questions.  For all other questions, including CEC eligibility for your organization, please contact the seminar organizers, Sheila Gorman at or (484)-270-1240 or Frank Merenda at or (610)-687-5855.

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