It's free to watch, but donations are suggested and greatly appreciated.
The Independence Soiree is a virtual fundraising event benefitting two organizations dedicated to providing a world-class welcome for Philadelphia's visitors, the Independence Historical Trust and the Independence Visitor Center Corporation.
The theme commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, in recognition of the suffragists and all the women who have worked for equal rights in dedication to better the nation.
NBC Philadelphia's Aunyea Lachelle hosts the spectacular online experience, and interviews guest of honor and 2020 Year of the Woman Award recipient, Billie Jean King.
NBC10 Philadelphia's Aunyea Lachelle will host the virtual Soiree and reprise her role interviewing honoree, Billie Jean King. Aunyea is a native Philadelphian and lifestyle and entertainment reporter for NBC10, who reports on Philly Live weekdays at 11:45 a.m.
For her lifetime contributions to equality for all, sports icon Billie Jean King will receive the 2020 Year of the Woman Award. This year's award will be presented by last year's honoree, Governor Tom Ridge.