Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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Richard and Janet Belmont Conn of Bala Cynwyd, and Lewis and Susan Peikes Gantman of Penn Valley announce the engagement of their children, Emily Belmont Conn and Jonathan Peikes Gantman.

After graduating from Lower Merion High School and the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, Emily completed a one-year fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. She is pursuing a doctorate in medical biology at Rockefeller University in New York City.

Jon attended Akiba Hebrew Academy and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is currently managing partnerships for the Platinum and Centurion cards at American Express in New York.

Jon proposed to Emily on Locust Walk at the University of Pennsylvania, where they first met.

Emily is the granddaughter of Herman S. Belmont, M.D., and the late Lorraine Belmont, and Sylvia Conn and the late Joffrey B. Conn. Jon is the grandson of Thelma Peikes and the late Irwin Peikes, M.D., and the late Sylvia and Jack Gantman. All of the couple's grandparents are from the Philadelphia area.

The couple is planning a March wedding in the Philadelphia area.

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