Get ready to live it up in your living room — in Philadelphia, the surrounding suburbs and beyond. This year’s Cheers for CHOP is going virtual! Dress up or keep it casual, your Party in Place is up to you! But don’t worry … the same Cheers group that has created a top-tier experience for the past seven years has you covered, with amazing entertainment, a fully catered event, and party props to create an epic home experience! So, pop the bubbly, pass the hors d’oeuvres and bring down the house with the region’s most philanthropic young influencers for an inspiring and high-energy virtual program to support the work of CHOP’s Center for Violence Prevention.


Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • 7:00 p.m. Sponsor Pre-Parties Open
  • 7:30 p.m. Virtual Program Begins
  • 7:40 p.m. Jon Dorenbos Performance and Live Q&A
  • 8:00 p.m. After Party with DJ PiERSON


Jon Dorenbos
Jon Dorenbos smiling in cardsJon Dorenbos played 14 seasons in the NFL, notably making the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, Jon competed on America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals and placing third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors. He then put his talent on display as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Ellen quickly became one of his biggest fans and advocates. Jon has appeared on Ellen’s show in various capacities as well as on The TODAY Show. He recently retired from the NFL after having successful open heart surgery to repair a defective aortic valve.

“Jon is an absolute wizard, and his ability to engage an audience is unparalleled.”
– Simon Cowell, Producer/Creator, America’s Got Talent

Known for his great sense of humor and positive outlook on life, Jon uses his skills as a magician and his incredible life story to inspire.

DJ PiERSON spinning recordsA native Philadelphian, PiERSON has emerged as one of the most sought after Open-Format DJs not only in Philly but also throughout the country. Influenced and driven by his home city’s one-of-a-kind music and DJ scene, PiERSON has become well respected in Philly for his skill, charisma, non-stop energy, and creativity on the turntables and in his sets.

Event Contact

Kendl Hommel
Assistant Director of Special Events

Exciting details about this year’s event will be announced here as they’re confirmed!
Be sure to check back early and often to stay in the know.

2021 Event Committee

Marguerite and Mark Adzick
Ariann and Brad Bernstein
Sheel Bhuta
Dr. and Mrs. Jason Bloom
Kayla Bolyai
Brooke and Scott Borsky
Heather and Brad Burton
Hara and Scott Caplan
Alicia and Michael Cernek
Christopher & Amy Cicalese
Laurie and Dan Clark
Brett Cohen and Mia Depallo
Amy and Sean Coleman
Katy and Jason Friedland
Bryan and Andrée Goldberg
Val and Geoff Gross
Sheena Shukla Hauser
Danielle and Matthew Hoysa
Jodi and Richard Kalson

Kayla Kierys
Kelly and Jordan Klear
Gabrielle and Rich Krekstein
Simona and Brandon Levithan
Lisa and Ronald Maslow
Lainey and Trip McMahon
Lee and Laura McManus
Aryam Modesto
Alexandra and Jonathan Morgan
Corie and Evan Moskow
Laura Nikolich
Carrie and Matthew Pestronk
Jacob and Betsy Ramage
Jennifer and Jonathan Rodack
Ariel Several
Ali and Mike Stamm
Ali Stamm
Tracy and Mike Viola
Monica Weitz