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National Aviary Announces 2018 Featured Artists

The National Aviary officially kicked off Wings & Wildlife 2018 on Tuesday, March 13 with the announcement of this year’s featured artists: the 18 makers of the National Aviary Maker Challenge, a unique partnership between the National Aviary, Bridgeway Capital’s Craft Business Accelerator, and MONMADE, with the goal of fostering entrepreneurship among a select group …

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Flappers, Bootleggers and Gangsters, Oh My! History Uncorked Entertains 1,600 Guests

The Senator John Heinz History Center hosted its 20th annual History Uncorked, Pittsburgh’s premier party for young professionals, on Friday, Feb. 16. History Uncorked: Roaring ’20s, presented by BNY Mellon, offered an evening of fun, discovery, dancing, and activities to 1,600 guests—not to mention great food from Pittsburgh’s hottest eateries and delicious drinks from Wigle …

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The Children’s Home Celebrates 125 Years

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center celebrated 125 years of serving children and families through their three programs: Adoption, Child’s Way® daycare for medically fragile children, and the Pediatric Specialty Hospital, a 30 bed transitional pediatric hospital. Shake Your Booties 125th Birthday Party marked the 17th year …

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Annual Heart Ball Raises More Than $1.2 Million

More than 550 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of the American Heart Association on Saturday, February 17 at the 29th Annual Pittsburgh Heart Ball. This year’s theme, Heart of a Champion, celebrates lifesaving advancements in cardiovascular research and increases awareness of programs to improve the health of local communities that have the greatest need for prevention, …

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Calgon Carbon’s Randy Dearth Crowned King of the 2018 Mardi Gras Gala

Balloons, boas, a sit-down dinner, dancing, Dixieland-style bands and a carpool karaoke video featuring some of Pittsburgh’s most influential corporate leaders were all showcased at what has become one of Pittsburgh’s premier social gatherings: the Annual Mardi Gras Gala to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania. 2017 King Jerry MacCleary of Covestro headed up the …

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Gentlemen’s Night Out Raises $180,000 for the National Aviary

The 2018 Gentlemen’s Night Out on the North Shore benefitting the National Aviary was held on Friday, February 9th. The black-tie event was hosted by the National Aviary’s Board of Trustees President and Executive Vice President of Mascaro Construction Company, Michael Mascaro. Nearly 200 guests attended the fundraiser and were greeted by avian ambassadors, a …

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92nd Cinderella Ball Held at the Omni William Penn

On Saturday, January 27, seventeen local debutantes walked the length of the ballroom at the Omni William Penn on the arms of their fathers before a crowd of family and friends during the 92nd presentation of the Cinderella Ball. Ball chairs Brette Gillman and Natalie Kelley, escorted by their husbands Kyle Gillman and Brendan Kelley, …

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Allegheny County Parks Celebrate 90th Anniversary

More than 200 guests celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Allegheny County Parks January 10 at an evening reception at the Heinz History Center. “90 Years of Allegheny County Parks: Celebrating their Legacy, Imagining their Future” brought acclaimed landscape architect Thomas Woltz to Pittsburgh to envision the next era for our nine county parks. Woltz, …

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A Quick Pittsburgh Holiday Tour

For quick holiday cheer without leaving your desk, view the gallery below of some seasonal attractions in the Pittsburgh region. Merry Christmas! Want to see for yourselves? Click on the attraction below for more information. A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibition, Senator John Heinz History Center Carnegie Trees and Presepio, Carnegie Museum of Art Miniature Railroad …

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Pittsburgh Mercy’s Reindeer Ball Dazzles Children with Storybook Characters

Pittsburgh Mercy’s 14th Annual Reindeer Ball, a spectacular children’s gala and evening of holiday fun for families with young children, was held Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m., at The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue, Downtown. The evening benefited vital Pittsburgh Mercy programs and services. Dressed in their holiday …

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The 54th Medallion Ball Honors 134 Young Women

The 54th Medallion Ball was held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown on Friday, November 24, 2017. This year, St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind (SLA) honored 134 Medallion Candidates for their commitment to volunteer service. The event stands as a tribute to young women’s dedication to putting others before themselves. Over the past three …

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Time Honored Party Celebrates Public Service

The first year event by the Jefferson Awards Foundation (JAF) Pittsburgh was held at Presenting Sponsor LUXE Creative in Point Breeze, on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The party featured the inaugural Kate Dewey Lifetime Achievement in Public Service Award presented to Ms. Dewey by JAF Regional Executive Director Jodi S. Klebick. Kate is retiring president …

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Pointe in Time Gala Raises $630,000 for the Arts

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre hosted a sold-out crowd of 555 for its Pointe in Time Gala: West Side Story Suite, Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Westin. Chaired by Dr. Christopher Howard, president of Robert Morris University, and his wife Mrs. Barbara Noble Howard, the annual gala raised $630,000 for artistic priorities, including PBT’s Community Youth Scholarship …

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Wings & Wildlife Soirée Raises $55,000 in Support of National Aviary

The National Aviary’s Annual Wings & Wildlife Art Show kicked off on Friday, November 3 with a first class Soiree & Benefit Auction. Guests mingled with wildlife artists and met exotic birds up-close as they enjoyed gourmet hors d’oeuvres, open bar and strolling strings, all before gathering for an exciting live auction, emceed by beloved …

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The Frick Pittsburgh Opens “Undressed” with Gala

The Frick Pittsburgh marked the opening of “Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear” with a gala held on the evening of October 19. The sold-out “Undressed” gala provided four hundred guests the opportunity to experience the blockbuster exhibition before it opened to the public on Saturday, October 21. Gala co-chairs were Ina Gumberg, Peggy …

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Washington & Jefferson College Inaugurates Knapp as 13th President

Washington & Jefferson College inaugurated John C. Knapp, Ph.D., on Oct. 19, 2017 as the institution’s thirteenth president. The ceremony was held at Olin Fine Arts Center on the W&J College campus. Dr. Knapp began his appointment at W&J on Aug. 1, 2017, following the retirement of former W&J President Dr. Tori Haring-Smith in June. …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters’ ILLUMINATION Ignites the Senses

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ ILLUMINATION ignited the senses: guests reveled in the multi-sensory environment of light, sound and taste held at LUXE Creative Studio TWO on the evening of October 7. ILLUMINATION raised $324,109 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. The evening sparkled with designer cocktails, delectable bites and an expansive silent auction. …

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Meet Me at the Station Event Supports Community Revitalization

On the evening of September 30, the Wilkinsburg Train Station lit up with performances of many kinds to promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation. “Meet Me at the Station” featured live performances by DEPAC Contortion and Attack Theater. Acclaimed artist, Norman Brown, live painted a rendering of the train station. …

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Allegheny Health Network Holds First-Ever Gala

The Allegheny Health Network “In the Spotlight” Gala was held on Wednesday, September 27 at Stage AE. The Network’s first-ever gala included a cocktail reception, dinner, and entertainment by The Elite Show Band. Emcee Bob Pompeani from KDKA-TV also led the nearly 500 guests through a brief program which highlighted AHN’s range of capabilities, as …

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Diamond Horseshoe Ball Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera’s season

Pittsburgh Opera officially started off its 2017-18 season with the Diamond Horseshoe Ball at the Omni William Penn on Friday, September 22. The gala was chaired by Dr. Vonda Wright, a renowned orthopedic surgeon with UPMC, and her husband Peter Taglianetti, a Stanley Cup winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Over 200 attendees enjoyed a cocktail …

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Harvest Celebration Commemorates From Slavery to Freedom Garden

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Harvest Celebration on Friday, September 15th commemorated the first season of plantings in the From Slavery to Freedom Garden at the Frick Environmental Center. The new, beautifully curated planting space is an extension of the From Slavery to Freedom Exhibit at the Heinz History Center. The garden highlights plants that sustained …

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Rock ’N Soul Gala Remembers The Stanley Theatre

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 2017 Rock ‘n Soul Gala raised $458,000 and 450 seats were sold. Lead sponsor of this year’s Gala was KeyBank and Presenting Sponsor, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. Gala guests enjoyed dinner on the Benedum stage with live entertainment by Vintage Trouble, followed by a dessert buffet reception and dancing to …

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