Small business man by trade, Philadelphian by birth. Curtis is the great-grandson of the Philadelphia Award’s founder Edward Bok.
orn and raised in Philadelphia, educated in New England, Curtis has also lived in Venice Beach, California and Portland, Maine. Owner of Neighborhood Books in Center City, Philadelphia, Kise is an expert in rare and collectible books. He is honored to be the Bok family representative on the Board of Trustees for the Philadelphia Award.