BY ANDREA BOSCO
PHOTOGRAPHS BY LINDSAY DILL

Approximately 270 guests gathered in the Omni William Penn Hotel ballroom for the Gifting Gala, raising $175,000 for Family House and its mission! A signature spring event, the fundraising affair raised its largest amount to date and featured a full spread of offerings. Guests noshed on field greens and Belgian endive with Boursin crostini; seared petit filet with mushroom and leek ragout, and truffle-scented fingerlings; and chocolate lava cake with French vanilla cream — a super sweet ending! Chairs Laura and Terry Hartford raffled off several prizes, including a signed Penguins jersey, a two-night stay at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, and a $1,000 Henne Jewelers gift certificate. Dinner preceded dancing, accompanied by the always-entertaining Gary Racan and the studio e band. “We are so grateful to our sponsors, friends, and supporters who joined us in making this year’s Gifting Gala the most successful to date,” says Family House Director of Development Ron Gruca. “The proceeds from this and our other events allow us to continue offering reasonable room rates to the thousands of patients and families who may otherwise have nowhere else to stay while receiving medical treatment in Pittsburgh.”


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