By Caitlin Elizabeth Cesa | Photographs by Catherine Palladino
WHO: 515 guests, including event emcee Randy Baumann, performer Donnie Iris, and Auberle board chair Steven M. Massaro
WHAT: The 13th Annual Voices Carry event raised over $158,000 — a record-breaking amount! — in support of Auberle’s mission to help troubled children and families heal themselves through their many programs and services.
WHERE: Stage AE
HIGHLIGHTS: Nearly 30 performers and nearly 50 volunteers executed a rock concert, a pre-concert reception for VIP guests, a delectable three-course dinner, and several auctions and raffles for attendees. At the end of the evening, local singer Donnie Iris invited all of his fellow performers on stage for a final song: “Ah Leah,” one of his greatest hits.
“Voices Carry is truly a unique fundraiser. The time, treasure, and talent our Voices Carry performers donate to Auberle for that one evening is incredible. They are some of the most notable singers in Pittsburgh and to have them come to our event to help us advance our mission is pretty wonderful.”
— Deb Hilton, marketing, communications, and events manager of Auberle