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Leslie Odom Jr. Performs at The Pittsburgh Promise Gala

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Leslie Odom Jr. performed at The Pittsburgh Promise’s gala, F.N.B. Corporation Presents: A Night of Promise. Odom and his band delighted the crowd with a mix of cover songs, “Hamilton” hits and original material. A Night of Promise took place at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh …

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Photographer George Lange Debuts Personal Collection

World-renowned, Pittsburgh-native photographer George Lange debuts new prints and stories from his private collection on Thursday, November 14 at Weisshouse (324 S. Highland Ave.). Photographing for publications and clients world-wide left Lange with little time to examine his work, and few prints were made. Having recently returned to Pittsburgh, Lange opened his collection of photographs—kept …

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Chatham University Celebrates 150 Years With “Long Purple Line” Gala

On Saturday, October 12, Chatham University’s Athletic & Fitness Center was transformed into a reminiscent walk along Chatham’s “Long Purple Line from 1869” for a gala held as part of its 150th Anniversary Celebration Alumni Reunion Weekend. Guests were guided through the four eras of Chatham’s history: Pennsylvania Female College, Pennsylvania College for Women, Chatham …

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Fall Festival at Southpointe Town Center Benefits American Cancer Society

On Thursday, October 10, over 2,000 people attended Southpointe Town Center in Canonsburg, Pa. for the annual Fall Festival benefitting the American Cancer Society of Washington County’s Access to Care Program. Attendees enjoyed the kids zone, which included a free pumpkin patch, face painting, games and a make-your-own pretzel station from My Favorite Sweet Shoppe, …

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Luxurious Ladies Night Out Benefits National Aviary

On Friday, September 20, more than 350 women flocked to the National Aviary for Ladies Night Out presented by Trib Total Media. The ladies enjoyed gourmet hors d’oeuvres from Atria’s Hand Crafted Catering, signature cocktails and a decadent Pittsburgh cookie table. Partygoers sampled offerings from event partners in the spa, salon, cosmetic, clothing, jewelry and …

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Amazon-Themed Gala Launches Pittsburgh Opera’s 81st Season

Over 200 guests celebrated the beginning of Pittsburgh Opera’s 81st season at the 65th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball. Held on September 28 at the Omni William Penn, the event raised close to $200,000 for Pittsburgh Opera. In honor of Pittsburgh Opera’s upcoming production “Florencia en el Amazonas,” the evening’s theme was Jewel of the Amazon. …

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala Raises Millions for Cancer Research

On September 12, 2019, The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala “Illuminated by Hope” celebrated advancements being made in cancer research and treatment and recognized supporters. The sold-out event included nearly 900 of the region’s leaders and longtime UPMC Hillman supporters who are responsible for raising millions of dollars to support the scientists and clinicians at …

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Steel City Awards Dinner Raises Record $950,000 for Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s 6th Annual Steel City Awards Dinner, held on Thursday, September 19, brought together senior leadership of the Marine Corps, Pittsburgh community members and scholarship recipients to recognize Marines by enabling their children to pursue college education. The Steel City Awards Dinner Committees announced that they have raised a raised a …

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Two-Night Animal Friends Gala Welcomes Jackson Galaxy

Animal Friends’ Black Tie & Tails was held on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. The two-night gala hosted more than 600 guests and raised more than $760,000 for Animal Friends’ lifesaving mission and programs during a one-of-a-kind event on Animal Friends’ campus. The animals were on their best behavior as they welcomed celebrity …

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Gala Kicks Off PSO’s 124th Year

Glamour met classical at Heinz Hall on Saturday, September 14 when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Gala celebration “A Night in Black and White” kicked off the organization’s 124th year. The annual event paired festive black-tie parties with spectacular music, raising nearly $1 million to benefit the symphony’s extensive Learning & Community Engagement initiatives and to …

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PNC Community Mutt Strut Benefits Medical Service Dogs

Hundreds of humans and dogs descended on Frick Park Saturday, September 14 for the fourth annual PNC Community Mutt Strut hosted in Pittsburgh to benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc., an organization that trains medical service dogs to help veterans and people who suffer from PTSD, seizures and other medical issues. This family friendly …

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Over 200 Works of Glass Art Sold at Art on Fire

Over 550 guests celebrated glass at the Art on Fire Celebration and Auction on Friday, September 13 at Nova Place. It was the most successful event to date benefiting Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC). Chairs Stacey and Andrew Rhodes joined honorary artist Shelley Muzylowski Allen and PGC co-founder Kathleen Mulcahy at the party. Over $217,000 was …

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Family House Polo Match Raises More Than $220,000

The 36th Annual Family House Polo Match on Saturday, September 14 drew close to 2,000 attendees to Hartwood Acres. In addition to a professional polo match, guests enjoyed a silent auction, children’s tent, shop vendors, libations and food truck garden. More than $220,000 were raised to directly support the Family House mission of providing a …

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The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh Hosts Private Viewing of Access+Ability Exhibit

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh was joined by friends and supporters on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 for an exclusive, private viewing of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s temporary exhibit, Access+Ability. Access+Ability was organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. This powerful exhibition resonates deeply with The Children’s Institute, as many of the devices on …

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The Allegheny County Parks Foundation Hosts Third Annual Twilight Picnic

The Allegheny County Parks Foundation treated the sell-out crowd of 430 guests at its third annual Twilight Picnic for the Parks on Saturday, August 24 to a stunning celebration of the region’s nine parks, one of the largest public parks systems in the country. Event planner Nancy Byrnes designed an authentic picnic atmosphere on the …

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Riverlife Celebrates 20th anniversary with Party at the Pier “Bold Paradise”

Riverlife has been working for two decades to bring parks, trails and quality real estate development to Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. On the evening of Friday, August 23, the nonprofit organization celebrated its 20th anniversary with a blowout Party at the Pier at the North Shore amphitheater at Rivers Casino. Over 800 guests danced to music by …

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Summer Safari: A Wild Zoo Party

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s annual party, Summer Safari, sold out with over 1,400 guests. Party-goers strolled through the zoo on the warm summer night of Friday, July 26 to enjoy the animals and a variety of delicious foods and thirst-quenching drinks, all while donning safari-inspired fashion. Guests this year were also treated to snuggling …

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Passport to Elegance Charms Guests with Wheels and Wings

The third time was definitely a charm as the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix hosted the third annual Passport to Elegance at the Lynx Jet Center on Thursday, July 18. Guests enjoyed a balmy summer evening featuring Mustang and Shelby race cars, classic cars and vintage aircraft. The highlight of the evening was a ride in …

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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. Party-goers enjoyed the new theme, Rio!, and sampled delicious food from over 35 area restaurants, signature cocktails, wine, and Penn Brewery beer as they met beautiful birds and experienced Brazilian music …

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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. Building on the energy …

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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. 300 guests filled the Music Hall Foyer for a night of fundraising for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School and dancing …

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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. Museumlab gala kicked off with cocktails in Museum Lab with music by The Funky Fly Project followed by dinner under a luxurious party tent in front of the Childen’s …

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