This year’s gala took on a more serious tone. When guests arrived, they were taken through an art instillation called Eye of the Needle, created by local artists to raise awareness and education about homelessness and the opioid epidemic in Pittsburgh.
More than 600 foodies packed the Circuit Center and Ballroom for WHIRL Magazine’s fifth annual Chef’s Best Dish.
Animal Friends’ 20th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala benefited the organization’s commitment to promoting the animal-human bond and nurturing relationships with companion animals, which are guided by compassion. A record-setting $809,000 was raised!
Over 200 women, including Jessica Herrin, keynote guest and speaker; and Dana Hanna, director at EVER Skincare
More than 2,000 guests, including Qui Jian, deputy consul general of consulate general of the People’s Republic of China in New York; Marcia Tongel, UPMC Office of Charitable Giving; Mary Esther Van Shura, director of the Community Affairs Office of Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Rick Saccone, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; and Dequan Jiao, president of the Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Center
Vision Towards Peace’s fourth annual When Passion Meets the Road Awards Gala honored, celebrated, and paid homage to the individuals who work in the social services field.
500 guests, including Wiz Khalifa, John Battelle, Katie Stanton, Rasu Shrestha, Mickey McManus, Jory Des Jardins, Jordon Rooney, Joel Lunenfeld, Aneesh Chopra, Marc Ruxin, and Tal Heppenstall
Over 300 guests, including Ralene DeBord and co-chairs Melissa Dellovade, Craig Fitzpatrick, Lisa Gaydos, Laura Penrod-Kronk, Dee Dee Troutman, and Latasha Wilson-Batch