The Strip District was lit up all night with the Richard Lawrence Interiors Grand Re-Opening Party, celebrating the store’s new 24th and Smallman Street location.
The 26th Annual Maecenas Gala “unmasked” Pittsburgh Opera’s new headquarters in the Strip District to its 370 guests. The night, which raised $325,000, featured food by All in Good Taste Productions’ Bob Sendall and a performance of “Ride of the Valkyries” by residents of the Opera.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Merril Hoge was sweating during the Third Annual Jim Krenn & Friends Celebrity Roast.
It was a good thing when MARTHA STEWART visited the Market District from Giant Eagle at Settler’s Ridge to unveil her new collection of all-natural cleaning products, Martha Stewart Clean, and to sign two of her books, Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook and Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast.
This year’s “Coaches vs. Cancer” were four Pittsburgh Division I Men’s and Women’s basketball leaders: University of Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon and Agnus Berenato and Robert Morris University’s Mike Rice and Sal Buscaglia.
The 10th annual Outreach gala, themed Rat Pack: Glitz on Grandview, hosted more than 225 guests at LeMont for an evening of Las Vegas-style table games and entertainment, with Frank Sinatra impersonator Guy Matone sweetly serenading guests throughout the evening. More than $60,000 was raised to fund Outreach’s operating expenses, which benefit teens and families from Mt. Lebanon and other surrounding communities in need of low-cost therapy.
More than 500 guests raised more than $300,000 to benefit Point Park’s Conservancy of Performing Arts and its scholarship program. “We were very pleased to be able to honor Mrs. Violet Gallo and are grateful of the support of Ron and Pat Violi as honorary chairs,” says Point Park Director of Marketing and Communications Mary Ellen Solomon.
his year, the 12th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast bridged the gap between the former and current Pittsburgh Steelers. Though the event typically honors Steelers alumni, current Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was the roastee du jour.