Hosted by KDKA meteorologist Ron Smiley, the evening centered around exemplary youth who represent each of the eight Club branches in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Jayla Ellis from the Shadyside branch was named 2018 Western Pennsylvania Youth of the Year. ProspHire principals Lauren and Chris Miladinovich were crowned victors of the playful “Kiss A Pig & Help Our Kids” fundraiser and puckered up for their own domestic pig, Nola. Runners up included Stacy Juchno of PNC Financial Services and the LaRosa Club of McKeesport. ProspHire also served as event title sponsor.
“Support from our communities around the Great Futures Gala grows every single year alongside the demand for Boys & Girls Club services in the eight Club locations where we serve Pittsburgh youth every day after school and during the summer,” said Susan Kalich, vice president and chief development officer. “It’s an honor to recognize these outstanding youth in one incredibly moving evening. With our signature ‘Kiss A Pig’ fundraiser, our gala proves not to be your typical nonprofit event, and we are proud of this!”