David and Rachel Priselac with Ralph and Mimi Falbo.
Susan and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle.
Barry and Denise Ford.
Co-chairs Herky Pollock and Lisa Acquaviva.
By Marylynn Uricchio Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Hot enough for you? That was the question Friday when Riverlife held its annual Party at the Pier, with Torch as the theme and a fire show as the entertainment. More than 700 guests gathered at the Rivers Casino Riverfront Ampitheater for the sold-out event, with most wearing their hottest colors as the invitation suggested.
Trays of colorful drinks and the prettiest view in town greeted them on arrival, with more to come as they gathered along the tented walkways or sauntered down to the dance floor. Tango dancers and DJ Espy waited there along with the Gateway Clipper, which took guests on brief rides so they could experience firsthand the magnificent job Riverlife has done in reclaiming and promoting the city's riverfronts.
A terrific cross-section of the city's movers and shakers turned out for the annual bash, which raised $160,000 this year with an assist from co-chairs Renee and Lucas Piatt and Lisa Acquaviva and Herky Pollock. Riverlife CEO Lisa Schroeder greeted many longtime supporters including county Executive Rich and Cathy Fitzgerald, mayoral candidate Bill Peduto, Molly and Peter Blasier, John Oliver and Sylvia Dallas, Kristen and Chuck Hammel, Nancy and Dan Fales, Alexandra and Brooks Robinson, Gayle and Bill Simpson, Linda Taylor and Bill Perry, Becky and Tom McGough, Caryn Rubinoff and Craig Dunham, David Hillman and Lila Swan, Bill and Janet Hunt, Lynn and Chip Desmone, Connie Sukernek, Amy Morgan, Rick Landesberg and many more.