By Andrea Bosco Stehle + Rachel Nagpal
Photography: Catherine Palladino

An intimate gathering of 100 guests socialized at CAVO Nightclub in the Strip District to celebrate the release of WHIRL Magazine’s August issue and the Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest feature! Each year, 50 of the city’s most accomplished men and women are chosen for their charitable dedication, community involvement, and success in their careers. And, with the help of family, friends, and colleagues, each honoree commits to raising at least $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. As guests noshed on hors d’oeuvres, they mingled with classmates, alumni, committee members, and sponsors. Lauren Pesce, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation development director and event director, says, “The room was buzzing with excitement over the WHIRL spread and the honorees’ desire to reach their $400,000 fundraising goal!” A few weeks later, the class concluded their fundraising with a gala at the Omni William Penn Hotel, where it was announced that the Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Class of 2015 raised more than $400,000 for CFF! Look for coverage in our October issue.

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