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 Art Rooney II and Greta Rooney

Rainbow Gala held at the Westin Convention Center

Roughly 750 guests came out to enjoy the 22nd annual event that supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

3 days ago


 Jeff Davis is forced to walk the plank by Peter Kope during one of the dance performances at the Dirty Ball.

Dirty Ball supports Attack Theatre

More than 1,000 patrons partied in a warehouse in the South Side to raise funds for the theater.

3 days ago


 Mel and Leslie Blount.

Mel Blount Youth Home Roast held at Wyndham Grand

A sea of Steelers gathered to support the Mel Blount Youth Home among more than 880 guests on Friday.

3 days ago


 Michele Bartko Bossers and Nedra  Bartko Perkins.  #SEENSuperWomen

Luncheon benefits the Bartko Foundation

Roughly 300 guests shopped to support the Bartko Foundation's mission to assist single, minority mothers achieve self-sufficiency.

3 days ago


 Laura Kronk, left and Ben Pollon with his mother Dorothy Pollon.

Sewickley event raises funds for NHS

The Many Faces of NHS: Bridging Partnerships supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

3 days ago


 Andy Russell, Steve Blass, Bill Murtha, Ellis Cannon and Ron Balog.

MGA Sports Memoriabilia Auction held at Nevillewood

Proceeds of the event benefited the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania.

3 days ago


 Von DeRiso and Linda Assard.

Denim & Diamonds event held at Greensburg Country Club

Gary Racan and the studio e band set the stage for Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Denim & Diamonds fundraiser on April 5.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Tony Watson with his wife Cassie and Steve Blass.

Pittsburgh Sports Spring Roundup held at Wyndham Grand Hotel

Ellis Cannon joined panelists Steve Blass, Tony DeFazio and Rick Dayton for the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Sports Report Spring Roundup.

3 days ago


 Latasha Wilson-Batch, Joann Cyganovich and Cori Begg.

Sojourner House hosts Victorian tea

More than 300 guests helped raise $50,000 during the Sojourner House's tea, held at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory, North Side.

3 days ago


 Yona Harvey with Stewart and Trudy O'Nan.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event honors Jayne Adair

Roasts, Toasts & Literati, On The Hill drew roughly 200 book lovers to the Hill House Kaufmann Center's Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium.

3 days ago


 Sally Wiggin and David Conrad.

Fashion show raises funds for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

This inaugural fashion fundraiser raised more than $50,000 for conservation efforts supported by the zoo.

1 week ago


 Patricia Harrison and Deborah Acklin #SEENSuperwomen.

WQED celebrates 60 years

America's first community-supported TV station marked its 60th year with an anniversary party.

1 week ago


 Kim Tillotson Fleming with her husband Curt Fleming.

Rooney Awards held at the Westin Convention Center

The event raised more than $150,000 for the Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


 Kiya Tomlin and Annie Hanna Engel.

Party kicks off Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon

A private party in Shadyside to kick-off the Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon had everyone buzzing.

1 week ago


 Jonathan Eaton, Tonya Bulboff and James Cassaro.

Opera fund raiser held at Twentieth Century Club

More than 120 patrons supported the Opera Theater's Educational and Young Artist Programs, which raised roughly $35,000.

1 week ago


 Marie Rivera-Johnson, Christine Haas and Rachel Kizielewicz.

Midwife Center hosts annual cake event

More than 350 people turned out to support The Midwife Center's benefit held at the Pittsburgh Opera headquarters.

1 week ago


 Sally Wiggin, Allen Kukovich, Mary Anne Papale, Judy Greenwald Cohen, Peg Dierkers  and Michelle Bond.

A Giving Circle event held at the Rivers Club

Proceeds from the event benefited PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence and its four member programs in Allegheny County.

1 week ago


 Kelli Edmond and Gretchen Brocks.

USA Dance event held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall

USA Dance Pittsburgh hosted An Evening of Elegance at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on March 29 to benefit Yes, You Can Dance!

1 week ago


 John Rohe, Debbie Rohe, Nichole Huff and Dave Demko.

Beer event raises hosted by Scenic Pittsburgh

More than 200 guests came out to celebrate Pittsburgh’s scenic future on Thursday at Brews for Views: A Craft Beer Tasting.

1 week ago


 Erin Rae Polnar, Carolyn Alyssa Zsamboky, and Mekayla Elizabeth Tenaya Short.

Austrian American Cultural Society presents debutantes

The Austrian American Cultural Society presented nine debutantes at the Grand Hall at The Priory on March 29.

1 week ago


 Laura Hartford, Jeannine Spinola and Terry Hartford.

Family House Gala held at Omni William Penn

The event raised an estimated $175,000 for the 14,000 patients and caregivers who stay at Family House each year.

1 week ago


 Chuck Moellenberg, Karen Moellenberg, Hayley Haldeman, Thomas Donahue

Theatrical event raises funds for PICT

PICT Theatre and the Arts and Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association hosted more than 150 guests at the Duquesne Club.

1 week ago


 Tim McVay, Jeremy Shapira and David Bush.

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force benefit raises $150,000

More than 400 guests attended the 28th annual Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force benefit at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland.

2 weeks ago


 Mike and Nicole Sheaffer and Jay Regalado.

Art on Ice event supports Shady Lane School

More than 150 people supported Shady Lane School  during Shady Lane's sixth annual Art on Ice event at Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip.

2 weeks ago


 Kathryn Spitz Cohan.

Jewish Film Festival hits town

With more than 2,000 tickets sold in advance for the 21st annual Jewish Film Festival, movies clearly are on the minds of Pittsburghers.

2 weeks ago


 Nick Salera dances with his granddaughter Charlotte Salera, 4.

UPMC's Children's Ball

More than 680 kids and families enjoyed a Hawaiian luau on Saturday at UPMC's Children's Ball in the Carnegie Science Center.

2 weeks ago


 Matt Bonacci as Superman, Nancy Angus and Julie Petrovich as Wonder Woman.

Shake Your Booties benefit held at Heinz Field Club East

Partygoers had a chance to meet Superman and Wonder Woman at the Children's Home & Lemieux Family Center's "Shake Your Booties" benefit.

2 weeks ago


 Carolyn Hare, Dan Moses and Heather Conroy.

Arts for Autism event held at Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Guests enjoyed performances at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on Friday to support Evening of Arts for Autism.

2 weeks ago


 Kate Lydon with Janet McCall.

Out of Hand benefit raises funds for the Society for Contemporary Craft

Guests at the Society for Contemporary Craft's benefit were treated to two floors of festivities and hands-on activities.

2 weeks ago


 Sal Patitucci, Carla Lucente and Ralph Hartford.

Fair Lady Frolic held at the Wyndham Grand

The 52nd annual Fair Lady Frolic is a luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America.

2 weeks ago


 Sherri Grasak, Daryl Lucke and Laurie Streiner.

Picture This gala held at Pittsburgh Glass Center

The event benefits Ward Home, which teaches teens independent living skills.

2 weeks ago


 Jason Martin and Sara Hess.

Farm to Table Conference celebrates healthy eating

Thousands attended the eighth annual Farm to Table Conference on March 21-22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

2 weeks ago


 Gary Horner, Debbie and Bill Lestitian.

ACHIEVA hosts auction at Westin Convention Center

ACHIEVA's annual Pittsburgh Promenade Auction was held March 22 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, Downtown.

2 weeks ago


 Wearing vintage Red Cross nurse outfits are from left, Nicole Pulcini, Shellie Hipsky, Gail Alberto-Martin and Sahara Duncan.

Red Cross Ball held at the Omni William Penn

The ball brings a volunteer to grateful tears: it raises $374,000 for disaster relief.

3 weeks ago


 Nadav and Nancy Baum.

Bohemian Rhapsody event raises funds for Pittsburgh Opera

A sold-out crowd of more than 300 guests turned out for "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Larrimor's.

3 weeks ago


 Phil and Ginny Petraglia.

Kidney Gala held at Heinz Field Club East Lounge

Inspiring stories from kidney recipients, donors and doctors a highlight of Gift of Life Gala for National Kidney Foundation.

3 weeks ago


 Dan and Patricia Rooney with David McCullough.

American Ireland Fund party held at Heinz Field East Club Lounge

Historian David McCullough sets a lively tone for American Ireland Fund gala.

3 weeks ago


 Fred and Mary Massey.

Familylinks Just Jazz II raises $55,000

Jazz musicians give Familylinks Just Jazz II: Brass & Steel a soulful vibe at Twentieth Century Club.

3 weeks ago


 Mark Recchi,  Reid Hall and Morgan O'Brien.

Pittsburgh Muscle Team event held at Heinz Field

The Muscular Dystrophy Association hosted the 10th annual Pittsburgh Muscle Team event.

3 weeks ago


 Capt Richard Phillips with Traffic Club president Bill Porter.

Traffic Club hosts dinner at Wyndham Grand

More than 1,000 guests attended the Traffic Club of Pittsburgh annual dinner.

3 weeks ago


 Model Robyn Greer wearing a Richard Bryan design.  #SEENbestdesign.

Q-Ball: HOT Qture benefits Quantum Theatre

The Q-Ball: HÔT Qture is a collaboration between local theater and fashion designers here in the city.

1 month ago


 Sidney Crosby chats with Jacob Martin.

Skates & Plates benefit held at the Consol Energy Center

Dressed in tuxes, the Penguins played waitstaff instead of hockey at the sold-out dinner that raised $300,000 to support local charities.

1 month ago


 Youth of the Year David Rojas and Anthony Marfisi.

Heinz House Steak & Burger Dinner held at the Hall of Fame Club

A sold-out event to honor children and teens doing outstanding work in Pittsburgh took place on Thursday at the Hall of Fame Club.

1 month ago


 Pam Arroyo, Alison Bruce and Desiree Wienand.

National Aviary hosts Tropics kick-off party

The annual fundraiser is scheduled for July 12 and supports global conservation and education programs.

1 month ago


 Dr. Kevin O. Garrett and Dr. Richard Simmons for seen.

The Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation hosts gala at Omni William Penn Hotel

The affair benefited the ACMS Foundation Medical Student Scholarship and CCAC Health Care Career Scholarship funds.

1 month ago


 Gretchen and Rich Beynon.

Wesley Spectrum Spring Gala held at the Fairmont Hotel

More than 260 people attended the event which raised more than $100,000 for Wesley Spectrum.

1 month ago


 Tony Buba, Page Thomas and David Conrad.

Cocktails & Conservation event held at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church

The event, organized by the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, surpassed its goal.

1 month ago


 Billy Hartung, Rema Webb and Kate Aracri.

Reach for a Star Gala held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe

More than 300 attended the Reach for a Star Gala that benefits the Center for Theater Arts.

1 month ago


 Crystal Bowersox and Daniel Turkall.

Life's Work of Western PA Every Voice Counts event held at

American Idol's Crystal Bowersox headlined a night of music and dancing for Life's Work of Western PA Every Voice Counts.

1 month ago


 2014 Queen and King Cindy and David Shapira.

Epilepsy Foundation's Mardi Gras Gala

More than 700 guests attended the Mardi Gras Gala held at the Westin Downtown.

1 month ago


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Natalie Bencivenga's SEEN documents Pittsburgh social life in all its diversity. Beyond the galas, the glitterati and the glamour, it chronicles the way we live today and the people who are engaged in making this community a vibrant place to live.

A Pittsburgh native who has a master's degree in social work, Ms. Bencivenga ran her own online lifestyle magazine for five years. She is broadening the reach of SEEN by expanding the kinds of events the Post-Gazette covers. She also heavily uses social media to engage readers so that even if they can't be at the party with SEEN, they'll be part of the party.

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APRIL

Apr 16: 3rd Annual Salute Your Troops Gala to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project; Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom; for tickets: http://www.pittsburghsocialexchange.com
Apr 16: Quantum Theatre’s Ladies Night; At Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse (214 N. Lexington St.-side entrance on Lexington). For tickets call 412-362-1713 or visit https://quantumtheatre.secure.force.com">
Apr 21: B-Pep Jazz “Fun-Raiser”; At Bridges in the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center (100 Lytton Ave. in Oakland); for ticket information email bpepjazz@gmail.com
Apr 24: RAW Pittsburgh's second showcase of the 2014 season, Spectrum; At Club Zoo in the Strip District. For tickets http://www.rawartists.org/pittsburgh/spectrum.
Apr 24: Family Resources’ An Affair to Care; 1425 Forbes Ave.; 412-363-1702
Apr 24: Bowties and Butterflies Gala; At Phipps; 412-651-5281 or reservations@phipps.conservatory.org
Apr 24: CCAC’s 2014 Legends in Leadership; at East Club Lounge at Heinz Field; ejohnston@ccac.edu.
Apr 24: Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; At Edith Darlington Ammon Memorial Garden at Fort Pitt Block House; 412-471-1764 or email fpbh1764@verizon.net.
Apr 25: NewsRadio KDKA: Roast & Toast of Larry Richert; At Club Shadow Lakes in Hopewell Township; 412-974-1191, or e-mail your reservation to Rick Granati at rjgranati@aol.com.
Apr 25: Spring Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District; open to the public. For more information visit trustarts.org/crawl or call 412-456-6666
Apr 25: Lutheran Senior Life Foundation Excellence is Ageless Gala; East Club Lounge at Heinz Field; 412-441-5020
Apr 25: Silk Screen Gala; At Rivers Club; www.silkscreenfestival.org/event/9th-annual-silk-screen-gala/
Apr 26: Fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Savoyards Performers: A Celebration in Dress-Up Style!; At The Twentieth Century Club in Oakland; for tickets email www.duq.edu/womens-guild
Apr 28: We Are a Family! to support Family Services of Western Pennsylvania’s Education Assistance Fund; at Rizzo’s Banquet Hall (126 Rizzo Road, Crabtree, PA 15624); cwoodward@bethlehemhaven.org or call 412-391-1348 X 228


MAY

May 1: Grapevine: A Wine Tasting Event to support Make-A-Wish; at Olive or Twist, Downtown; 412-471-9474
May 1: 60th Annual Human Rights Dinner NAACP; at Westin Convention Center; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/60th-annual-human-rights-dinner-tickets-10817181481
May 1: St. Barnabas 114th Founder’s Day honoring Gov. Mike Huckabee; Marriott Pittsburgh North in Cranberry.; 724-625-3770 or www.StBarnabasHealthSystem.com
May 1: Point Park’s Broadway Bound Fundraiser; At Point Park University at Lawrence Hall; for tickets, email adennis@pointpark.edu or call 412-392-8114
May 2: Speak Red: The 2014 Go Red for Women Luncheon and Conference; At Westin Downtown; 412-208-3605 or email judy.grady@heart.org
May 2: Shepherd Wellness Community: 22nd Annual City Theatre AIDS Benefit; At City Theatre on South 13th St. and Bingham St. on South Side; www.ticketleap.com
May 2: Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh’s 40th Anniversary Celebration; The Great Lawn at the Frick Art & Historical Center; https://www.wcspittsburgh.org/eventregistration
May 3: Keynotes Annual Fashion Show and The 44th Annual Scholarship Competition; at Valley Brook Country in Peters Township; for tickets contact Paula Bongiorno at 412/341-3176 or Joan Trombetta at 412-563-0250.
May 3: Spring into Summer Gala Event benefiting the Mars Home for Youth Family Services; at Twelve Oaks in Mars; dryzinski@yahoo.com
May 3: PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s 16th Annual Spring Hat Luncheon; Highland Park; emmauspgh.org
May 3: GLSEN Pittsburgh’s Annual Gala; At Carnegie Museum of Art (Carnegie Cafe); events@glsenpgh.org or call 412-254-4573
May 4: Friends All Around: A Benefit for the Friendship Circle; At the Westin Convention Center; fcpgh.org
May 7: Propel Schools - Power of Ten! At Propel School - Braddock Hills / Yost Boulevard (Forest Hills); 412-325-7305 X 1050 or propelschools.org
May 9: Women’s Law Project First Annual Fundraiser: Rights to Realities Party; At Fairmont Hotel; www.womenslawproject.org
May 9: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon; Fairmont Hotel; www.ccfa.org/chapters/wpawv
May 9: St. Jude Champions for Hope Gala; At Omni William Penn; www.waystohelp.stjude.org
May 10: Pittsburgh Opera’s Maecenas XXX; At Pittsburgh Opera; http://www.pittsburghopera.org/pages/maecenas
May 10: Dean’s Scholarship Ball; At Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
May 12: PERSAD’s Art for Change; Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh; persadcenter.org
May 16: Nurses Rock Party; At Circuit Center; pittsburghpr@clearchannel.com or 412-919-8590
May 16: Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania annual Awards of Distinction luncheon. At the Omni William Penn; gswpa.org/donate/AOD
May 16: Pittsburgh Public Theater’s The British Are Coming gala. At the Westin Convention center; 412-316-8200
May 16: Three Rivers Youth 2014 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala. At Carnegie Museum Music Hall; 412-441-5020
May 16: Big Mac Open & Getaway; at 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, Pa; Mystic Rock Nemacolin Woodland Resort; 412-264-1109
May 17: 2014 Manchester Youth Development Center’s 4th Gala Celebration; At Rivers Casino Grand Ballroom; http://soulpittmedia.com/ManchesterYouthDC.html
May 17: Andy Warhol anniversary gala. At the Andy Warhol Museum; www.warhol.org/20
May 17: Monongahela Valley Hospital’s 26th Gala; at Westin Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Grand Ballroom; 724-258-1657 or email asmith@monvalleyhospital.com
May 18: 32nd annual induction banquet for Jewish Sports Hall of Fame; At Beth Shalom Social Hall on Beacon Street in Pittsburgh; for tickets 412-521-8011 X 272
May 20: POWER Promises - A Night of Hope; At Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland; for tickets contact Emily Simmel at 412-243-7535 ext. 223 or email estimmel@power-recovery.com
May 29: 32nd Annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards; At Westin Hotel Downtown; ttw@ywcapgh.org or call 412-255-1261
May 31: The Thrill of the Hunt for Art: 13th Annual Garden Party; at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley; 724-238-6015


JUNE

June 2: 22nd Annual McGuire Celebrity Golf Classic; At Treesdale Golf and Country Club and Diamond Run Golf Course; http://www.mcguirememorial.org
June 5: The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s Summer Social; At Marty’s Market; http://kelly-strayhorn.org/events/6th-annual-full-bloom-summer-dance-party
June 7: 4th Annual CLOE Award For Community Service; At Westin Downtown; contact Robyn Coleman at 412-281-3973 X234 or email rcoleman@pittsburghclo.org
June 7: GLSEN Youth Pride Prom 2014; At The Andy Warhol Museum; for tickets http://glsen.org/pittsburgh-chapter/article/glsen-pittsburgh-youth-pride-prom-goes-gatsby
June 12: “From Garden to Table - A Gala Tribute to Thomas Keller”; At Duquesne Club; 412-444-4464 X 223
June 13: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Gala
Jun 14: Pittsburgh Walk Now For Autism Speaks; Heinz Field; http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org
June 16: 23rd Annual Bob Pompeani Charity Golf Classic; Chartiers Country Club; Contact David Cassidy at 412-446-0702 or www.pfq.org
Jun 22: Rodef Shalom Presents Pursuer of Peace Tribute honoring Fred Rogers; At Rodef Shalom; open to the public.


JULY

July 12: National Aviary’s Night in the Tropics; At the National Aviary of Pittsburgh; www.aviary.org


AUGUST

Aug 5: UnWINEd, a Toast to Hope for a Cure; La Casa Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia
Aug. 18: ACHIEVA’s 16th Annual Million Dollar Golf Outing; Valley Brook Country Club, McMurray; 412-995-5000 X 526 or email jrhoades@achieva.info

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