Wednesday, November 21, 2007

BGC Fundraiser a Success

Last Friday, Nov. 16, approximately 125 community and business leaders turned out for the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s annual board fundraiser. This year’s event, a luncheon at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association (PAA) in Oakland, was called “Solving the Puzzle” and honored The Bank of New York Mellon for its 10-year financial commitment to creating economic, physical, and social change in Pittsburgh’s East End. The BGC also paid tribute to Jerry Dettore, former executive director of Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, for his 38 years of public service. The event was made possible by generous donations from The Bank of New York Mellon, PNC Bank, National City Bank, Allegheny Valley Bank, UPMC, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

BGC board member Greg Heisler (left) and BGC founder Fr. Leo Henry chat in the PAA lobby.

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Tonya Payne (left) enjoys the luncheon program with BGC board member Eileen Kratz Dobraus.

Guests of honor Rose Gabbianelli, Executive Vice President and Global Director, Public Affairs, The Bank of New York Mellon, and Jerry Dettore wait to make their remarks.

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