Ed and Progressive Business Publications are proud to partner with some of the leading non-profit organizations in developing high-impact programs to help the community.



The National Constitution Center (NCC) is the Museum of We the People, America’s Town Hall, and a civic education headquarters dedicated to non-partisan constitutional education and debate.

Ed and his company provide the NCC with operating funds through two corporate divisions dedicated to the educational mission of the NCC, The National Constitution Center Legal Webinars, and the American Center for Educators at the National Constitution Center.  Ed sponsored the NCC’s first book, The American National Tree, and wrote its foreword. Progressive Business Publications also sponsors the annual Naturalization Ceremony on Constitution Day.

“Ed Satell’s one of the great civic matchmakers of our time – between needs and resources, good causes and smart people, between problems and solutions. And what’s especially great about Ed is that he gives his all — not just of financial support, but also of his incredibly sharp mind and his passionate heart.”

-Joseph M. Torsella
Former CEO
National Constitution Center


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Technion is noted as a global pioneer in multidisciplinary research into fields including energy, nanotechnology and life science. Its graduates have brought the unique skills and focus on innovation which helped conceive and consolidate the modern State of Israel.

Ed Satell has developed and supported eight key projects with the Technion, including the Satell Family Nitrogen Hydrogen Research Laboratory, The Richard D. Satell Cancer Research Project, the Satell Doctoral Fellows Program, and The Satell Stem Cell Research Project. He recently launched the unique Satell UConn-Technion Global Energy Sustainability Program, linking two great research institutes.

“Many people support research, but very few people become involved personally. Ed’s attention, visits, advice, caring for the students, makes the difference. He’s done a tremendous service to us.”

-Professor Peretz Lavie
Technion Institute of Technology



The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Is one of the world’s nonpartisan premier public policy forums, offering the people of the Tri-State region unparalleled access to the leading thought leaders, policy makers and public figures of our time.

Ed was excited by the concept of an informed citizenry, so supported the Council by sponsoring numerous top public leaders, and creating the acclaimed PBP Distinguished Newsmaker Series.

“When I think of individuals who have really impacted the viability and the success and the sustainability of the Council, Ed is just the first one that comes to mind.”

-Claudia McBride
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia



Social Entrepreneurship is one of the most effective strategies for lifting people out of poverty, and The Social Entrepreneur Corps (SE Corps) is on the cutting edge of this approach in Latin America. On this exciting eight-week long internship program, up to 20 UConn students interested in international development work directly with SE Corps field professionals and social entrepreneurs in Guatemala to help develop and sustain micro-consignment supported businesses. It changes lives for both the participants in the program and the indigent people they impact.

“The Social Entrepreneurship program in Guatemala is one of our signature programs. It’s Ed’s vision in action. Social Entrepreneurship is one of the most effective strategies for lifting people out of poverty, and The Social Entrepreneur Corps (SE Corps) is on the cutting edge of this approach in Latin America.”

-Dr. Mun Choi


In 2010 a key group of the regions leading citizens banded together to create a nonprofit that could showcase Philadelphia’s extraordinary heritage, opportunities, and global presence. Today more than 100 of the regions leading organizations are partners in this venture.  Together, they strive to enhance, and to encourage greater interaction among the many organizations and people who are engaged in one form or another of international activity within the Greater Philadelphia Region as the promote the Region’s global profile.

Ed recognized how vital this can be the regions economic and international growth.  PBP sponsored the first Global Philadelphia Passport, entree to an outstanding compilation of events, activities and institutions.  This acclaimed program was considered one of the city’s most effective promotional tools in 2013.

“One might ask why Ed is so effective, even where he has eschewed any particular title or role…It goes way beyond financial resources, although one must acknowledge that he is generous to a fault. It has to do instead with an instinct that it is his duty to leave the world a better place than he has found it, with an intensity of commitment to every cause that he believes in, with a profound understanding of human nature, and with a distaste for mere show and an abiding fondness for anyone, faults and all, who is genuinely striving along with him.”

-John F. Smith III
Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Founder, Global Philadelphia


Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum (NLM) is dedicated to preserving America’s heritage of freedom by fostering good character, civic responsibility and respect for all people.

In October 2014 the NLM honored Ed and Cyma Satell with its prestigious Heroes Of Liberty Award, for their deep commitment to American values and serving the greater good.  Ed was humbled and proud when asked to accept the Award, but doesn’t believe he does anything extraordinary.  He believes that protecting and supporting Liberty, American Values and the American way of life are every citizen’s responsibility.

“We admire Ed Satell’s passion and commitment to help make our communities better places to live and work. He has done much to improve the lives of many.”

-Gwen Borowsky, President & CEO
The National Liberty Museum





Junior Achievement (JA), the world’s largest (and fastest growing) volunteer-driven nonprofit focused on economic education promotes positive life values like integrity and hard work.   JA’s purpose is motivating and educating young people to become economically and personally responsible and successful through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs.  JA of Greater Delaware Valley currently serves more than 16,000 students a year and is poised to grow in the Philadelphia region, impacting and inspiring more young people.

PBP has been a JA partner for more than a decade, with ED Satell strongly encouraging and empowering members of his leadership team to serve on JA’s Board.  COO/CFO Tom Schubert is the current Chair.

Three years ago PBP began a partnership with JA which provides a unique financial literacy program for the Mentees from our adopted school, Cook-Wissahickon K-8 Elementary in Philadelphia.   This group of more than 40 students in grades 4-6 participate with their individual Mentors, all PBP employees, learning about saving, banking, credit cards, earning money, starting a business and more.  The JA-PBP partnership has been very successful, and has grown to include other JA partners, Vanguard and Bank of America, as well as other major companies like QVC in this learning experience.

Ed Satell and his company understand the vital need to train students in our region in the discipline of financial literacy.  It changes their lives in such positive ways .. and impacts our region’s future.  Thanks, Ed.

Paul Kappel
CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Delaware Valley


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The historic Walnut Street Theatre, our nation’s oldest, has housed more than two century’s worth of American popular entertainment.  Most noteworthy actors from the 19th century and many from the 20th have played the Walnut.  Over the years, audiences have clapped and cheered, cried and marveled at circus, opera, vaudeville, lectures, debates, music, dance and motion picture presentations on its stage, but the Walnut is most celebrated for live productions of popular plays!

Today the Walnut is the world’s largest subscription-based nonprofit theatre, with more than 50,000 holding season tickets annually.  The Walnut is a producing theatre, building its own sets, creating its own costumes and staging wonderful plays from across the entertainment spectrum.

Ed Satell is one of the longest-term Trustees of the theatre.  His deep commitment to the Philadelphia region led him to support the best in popular entertainment.  Ed and his company have backed 11 Mainstage production series in the past decade, and traditionally sponsor the Spring musical. These have proven to be record-breakers, shows like Les Miz, Buddy Holly, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Godspell, Carousel, and this year’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Ed Satell is one of the Walnut’s most ardent trustees.  He understands the importance of popular theater, and he devotes his significant intelligence and skills to making sure the Theater enjoys continued success.  And Ed does that for a number of leading nonprofits in our region.  He is unique.

Bernard Havard
CEO and Managing Artistic Director