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Pittsburgh Playhouse Opens Its Doors with a Gala

Point Park University’s new Pittsburgh Playhouse opened its doors in a big way on Saturday, October 13 with a black-​tie gala event for over 400 guests, including Oscar and Tony-​Award winning alumni, Point Park University administration, trustees, civic and community leaders, faculty, students and Pittsburgh Playhouse patrons.

What’s the Big Idea?

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited the heads of the region’s top independent schools to address, in 200 words or less, this question: What is your school’s biggest challenge and how are you addressing it?

Cudd, Farmer, Schuler, Buford, Kraybill, Martin, Gunther

Ann E. Cudd is provost and senior vice chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, supervising the academic and research operations of more than 700 full-​time faculty and 7,000 students.

Pittsburgh Native, CNBC’s Epperson Raises Money, Awareness

CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson reminded attendees of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s 12th Annual Research Grant Symposium to always remain “present, mindful, and grateful” in their daily lives.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala Raises Millions for Cancer Research

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2018, “Hope Flourishes,” celebrated the advancements being made in cancer care and recognized those who support these efforts.

Allegheny Health Network’s “A Night Under the Stars” Held On-​Field at PNC Park

The Allegheny Health Network “A Night Under the Stars” Gala was held on Friday, September 28 at PNC Park, marking the ballpark’s third ever on-​field private event.

Animal Friends’ Black Tie & Tails Celebrates 75 Years

Animal Friends celebrated the biggest 75th birthday bash ever on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at Black Tie & Tails. For two days, Animal Friends’ campus on Camp Horne Road was transformed into a party scene filled with confetti, streamers, birthday cakes and (of course!) the true party animals: adoptable dogs,…

Diamond Horseshoe Ball Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera’s 80th Anniversary Season

“Diamond Heist,” the 64th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball, officially kicked off Pittsburgh Opera’s 80th Anniversary season Saturday night at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.

PSO’s “Voyage at Sea” Takes Guests on a Musical Journey

On Saturday, September 15, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra hosted its annual gala at Heinz Hall. This year’s theme, Voyage at Sea: A Passage to the Mediterranean, took attendees on a musical journey around the world.

35th Annual Family House Polo Match Raises $250,000

The 35th Annual Family House Polo Match was held at Hartwood Acres on Saturday, September 15. The match drew 2,000 guests. $250,000 was raised to support the Family House mission of providing affordable, home-​like accommodations to patients and families who travel to Pittsburgh for medical care.
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