On May 19, Freire Charter School hosted its Bridge to Wisdom event at the Comcast Center. More than 200 attended the program and award ceremony. Guests were treated to Play On Philly! by the Freire Charter Middle School string chamber ensemble, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. David L. Cohen, Comcast senior executive vice president, was presented the Bridge to Wisdom award. The event raised $355,000 and will be used to continue the Freire Charter School mission to provide college-preparatory learning with a focus on individual freedom, critical thinking, and problem-solving, while stressing the values of community, teamwork, and nonviolence.