Paul and Nancy O'Neill with Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger
Dr. Don Fischer and daughter Erin Fischer.
Robin Bernstein, Carol Lennon and Nancy Scarton Chaplin.
By Marylynn Uricchio / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If appearance is everything, the Hero of the Hudson was suitably heroic as he strode across the stage in Carnegie Music Hall on Wednesday. And appearance is everything — the calm Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger projected when US Airways flight 1549 almost crashed was feigned. More than 400 guests got to hear the tape and watch the video of the miraculous landing as Capt. Sullenberger recounted how he forced his voice to sound unalarmed as he navigated the plane into the Hudson River. The ninth Annual Conversation with Paul O’Neill was another fascinating evening to benefit Gilda’s Club Western Pennsylvania. Paul and Nancy O’Neill served as honorary chairs for the event chaired by Nancy Scarton Chaplin. Drinks and a buffet dinner for patrons preceded the conversation, which was followed by questions from the audience. In the crowd were Gilda’s Club executive director Carol Lennon, board chair Robin Bernstein, Julie and Juergen Kloo, Peggy and Steve McKnight, Renee and James Ayers, Joannie and Sam Kamin, Ann and Paul Bridges, Kitty Hillman, Ranny and James Ferguson, Wallis and Marshall Katz, Barbara and David Heitzenroder, Steve Spolar and Ina and Larry Gumberg.
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