Historic $25,000 Challenge Grant Generously Pledged by John McFadden Esq. and Lisa D. Kabnick Esq.


Project 440’s fiscal year-end campaign is halfway completed, and we are honored to announce the support of John McFadden Esq. and Lisa D. Kabnick Esq.! The couple has pledged to match up to $25,000 of donations received during the month of August. McFadden, who sits on the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Curtis Institute of Music, and other boards stated: “We are proud to support Project 440 in its vision for using music as a tool to support young people in Philadelphia.”

John is a founder and partner at McFadden, Pilkington, & Ward LLC, an international law firm. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Lisa D. Kabnick, Esq., a senior advisor at Pepper Hamilton LLP and vice chair of the board of Philadelphia Media Network. John earned degrees from Harvard University (BA), Columbia University (MBA), and Fordham University (JD). He has a strong connection with the arts as he serves on multiple boards mentioned above, including the Barnes Foundation. McFadden also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Media Network.

John’s passion for the arts can be traced back to a special concert performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He said that this was a “Road to Damascus” moment that changed his life and inspired him to support artistic organizations. Not only does he share a strong value for the arts, but he strongly believes in supporting young artists and the organizations that serve them.

We can not thank John and Lisa enough for their support of Project 440. We are proud to have their backing as we continue to provide the young people of Philadelphia with the skills and tools they need to succeed. artists. Join us in making an impact by donating here.