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.
April in Paris was just the beginning event of a three-day celebration at the Carnegie Museum of Art dubbed Art in Bloom, which featured works of art, floral arrangements, and much more.
Two hundred guests came together at the Omni William Penn Hotel to give families in need of the ultimate gift: Support. The second annual Family House Gifting Gala, sponsored by UPMC, was held to raise funds to accommodate and house families who currently have loved ones admitted in some of Pittsburgh’s area hospitals, such as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
Guests were raising their glasses to Eyetique’s spectacular event in celebration of Norman Childs Eyewear Collection at Eyetique’s SouthSide Works store. Guests got to learn if “Boy” finally met “Girl,” as the conclusion of Eyetique’s viral Web series, “Boy Meets Girl” was viewed. There was shopping, of course, and a silent auction, too, featuring Pittsburgh sports team jerseys, Pittsburgh-themed gift baskets, and two sets of Norman Childs glasses.
A shared passion for their work brought together the women of the LADIES HOSPITAL AID SOCIETY and artist, author, and party planner to the stars, Preston Bailey, for the LHAS Spring Luncheon at Fairmont Pittsburgh.