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17th Annual Night in the Tropics Sells Out With 1,300 guests

The National Aviary’s 17th annual Night in the Tropics fundraiser sold out with 1,300 guests turning up in tropical attire on Saturday, July 13.

Cultural Trust Hosts Immersive Dance Party

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Summer Gallery Crawl culminated with “Footwork,” an immersive dance party in the heart of the Cultural District. From 9 p.m. to midnight on July 12, the Peirce Studio located at 805 Liberty Ave. was transformed into a posh, urban getaway — the perfect setting for this one-​of-​a-​kind dance party.

Grand Prix Gala Benefits Autism Society and Merakey Allegheny Valley School

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix put the CAR in Carnegie on Saturday, July 13 as they held their Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

The Next Five Years and Beyond

For this special feature, we invited the presidents of the region’s leading institutions of higher education to respond to the following: What will be your strategy in the next five years to address the needs of students in the future? Their responses follow.

Urban Garden Party Raises More Than $225,000

Urban Garden Party: Solstice was held on Friday, June 21 at the Mattress Factory. The event is the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, the theme was Solstice, and guests were transported to a mystical world, courtesy of Event Architect Thommy Conroy.

Famous Last Words…

Editor’s note: Oil and gas man Michael L. Benedum and his wife Sarah created the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation in memory of their only child who died in 1918 at the age of 20. On the anniversary of the Foundation, which has distributed more than $500 million in philanthropy to Pittsburgh and West…

The Torch Is Passed

The next generation of the Mellon family has taken the reins of the largest grant-​making organization in western Pennsylvania.

Gala Celebrates Museum Lab Opening

Inspired by the creation of Museum Lab, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s annual fundraising event entertained a sold-​out crowd of over 400 guests on Friday, June 7.

Fine, Flaherty, Yee, McHugh, Fisher, Busis

Milton Fine, 92: The son of Jewish immigrants, Fine made his mark as a businessman, philanthropist and Pittsburgh patron of the arts. He was raised in East Pittsburgh, where his father raised a family as a tailor. At 18, he was an Army sergeant, leading men into combat during World War II. After…

Recession and the Fed

We’ve asked the region’s top wealth managers to respond to two questions: 1) If the current economic expansion lasts past July, it will be the longest in U.S. history. When do you expect the U.S. economy to enter into a recession? 2) After raising interest rates steadily for more than a year, the…
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