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Black & Golden Anniversary Celebration

Black & Golden Anniversary Celebration featuring Mandy Patinkin in
"Mandy Patinkin:  Dress Casual With Paul Ford on Piano"


Black & Golden Anniversary Celebration a Shining Success!
Mandy with client Mandy P. with Duggans Mandy P. with J Rocks

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 450 people gathered to help Allegheny Valley School celebrate its 50 Years of Caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Greta and Art Rooney, II were the honorary chairpersons of the Black & Golden Anniversary Celebration.

Held at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in Oakland, the evening featured an outstanding performance by Mandy Patinkin in his critically acclaimed show Mandy Patinkin DRESS CASUAL, with Paul Ford on Piano.  During his engaging performance in the Music Hall, Mandy Patinkin amazed the audience with his talent as he sang show tunes, told stories and performed some new pieces. 

The evening began with a cocktail reception in the grand Music Hall Foyer.  Catering was provided by Parkhurst, flowers by Hepatica, music by studio-e entertainment company, and linens by Table Talk. 

The evening’s events continued in the Music Hall with Allegheny Valley School’s President & CEO Regis G. Champ welcoming the crowd and paying tribute to the AVS employees who have all been critical to the success of the organization over the past 50 years.  A new 50th anniversary video provided an overview of AVS, its clients and staff, and the services it provides to the community. 

The Premium Raffle winning ticket was drawn and announced by Greta and Art Rooney – Tom Michael was the lucky winner of two tickets to Super Bowl XLV and $1,000 cash (courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Allegheny Valley School). 

All the guests received a limited edition Terrible Towel® (donated by the Pittsburgh Steelers) and Smiley Cookies (donated by Eat‘n Park Hospitality Group).  “Greta and I are delighted that we were able to serve as the Honorary Chairpersons for the Black & Golden event,” states Art Rooney, II.  “The Pittsburgh Steelers are proud to have been a part of Allegheny Valley School’s past, and we looking forward to continuing our partnership through The Terrible Towel® long into the future.”

The Black & Golden Anniversary Celebration raised more than $300,000 for the Capital Development Fund; net proceeds will be used to cover Allegheny Valley School’s costs that are not reimbursable by Medicaid including equipment, program expansion, renovations and property.

We are grateful to everyone who supported the Black & Golden Anniversary Celebration!  

Please see below for a full list of sponsors, Medal of Honor donors, committee members and event ambassadors.

GOLDEN PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • AVS Foundation

SILVER SPONSOR

  • Henry L. Hillman Foundation
STEEL SPONSORS
  • Nadine E. Bognar
  • Buncher Family Foundation
  • Peggy and Jim Douglass
  • Friends of Allegheny Valley School
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.
BRONZE SPONSORS
  • Cindy and Regis Champ
  • Combined Parents Association, Inc. of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Patricia and John K. Duggan, Jr.
  • Guardian Protection Services, Inc.
  • Har-Kel, Inc. Medical Specialties
  • Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation
  • J&P Service Management Co., Inc.
  • Larrimor's
  • Toni J. Pacé
  • Dorothy and Neal Pollon & Family
  • The Charity Randall Foundation
  • Rosebud Mining Company
  • Eileen and Bernard Schneider
  • STAT Staffing Medical Services, Inc.
  • UPMC and UPMC Health Plan
IRON SPONSORS
  • A & G Pharmacy Service, Inc.
  • GMI Electric
  • Dorothy and Michael Gordon
  • Nanette and Ira Gordon
  • Ina and Larry Gumberg
  • The Graham Company
  • Tricia and Bill Kassling
  • Lincoln Benefits Group
  • Linton's Managed Services
  • Mastech Construction & Interiors, Inc.
  • McArthur Towel & Sports
  • Barb and Tom McGrail
  • Mongiovi & Son Plumbing, Excavating & Fire Protection
  • Senator M. Joseph Rocks
  • Kevin McClure
  • Terrence McNelis
  • Leah Pason
  • Ritchie Scaife
  • Dan Taylor Interiors, Inc.
  • TUDI Mechanical Systems
  • UPMC Cancer Centers
MEDAL OF HONOR DONORS

Those who signed on to
underwrite/sponsor both
the Friends of AVS Golf Open
and Black & Golden
Anniversary Celebration.
  • A & G Pharmacy Service, Inc.
  • AVS Foundation
  • Patricia and John K. Duggan, Jr.
  • The Graham Company
  • GMI Electric
  • Guardian Protection Services, Inc.
  • Har-Kel, Inc. Medical Specialties
  • J&P Service Management Co., Inc.
  • Linton's Managed Services
  • Mastech Construction & Interiors, Inc.
  • Francis S. McGuire
  • Millennium Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
  • Mongiovi & Son Plumbing, Excavating & Fire Protection
  • NHS Foundation and Annual Sponsors
  • Toni J. Pace
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.
  • Eileen and Bernie Schneider
  • STAT Staffing Medical Services, Inc.
  • Dan Taylor Interiors, Inc.
  • TUDI Mechanical Systems
HONORARY CHAIRPERSONS
  • Greta and Art Rooney, II
COMMITTEE
  • Patricia Miller Duggan, Event Chairperson
  • Diane Barna
  • Jim Douglass
  • Laura Penrod Kronk
  • Linda Miller
  • Dorothy Pollon
  • Rita Randall
  • Bonnie Walker
ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL
  • Dorothy Hunter Gordon
  • Kelly Gremba
  • Amy Harvilla

EVENT AMBASADORS:

  • Patti and Robert Americus
  • Diane and Tony Barna
  • Jeanne and Mark Baseman
  • Nadine E. Bognar
  • Courtney and Tim Borntraeger
  • Bernita Buncher
  • Richard Burkland
  • Christine and Tim Carey
  • Carol B. Caroselli
  • Mary Ellen and Russ Cersosimo
  • Cindy and Regis* Champ
  • Judy and Ron Davenport
  • Michelle and Daniel DelBianco
  • Peggy and Jim Douglass
  • Patricia and John* Duggan
  • Meg and Robert Eberly III
  • Audrey and Tim Fisher
  • Stephanie and Tom Flannery
  • Gay and J.D. Fogarty
  • Robert Fragasso
  • Babe and Joe Gordon
  • Nanette and Ira Gordon
  • Brooke and Clint Guyaux
  • Darlana and Tom Hileman
  • Bill Hillgrove
  • Elsie and Henry Hillman
  • Kitty Hillman
  • Micki and George HricKris Hughes
  • Elise and Nat Hunter
  • Donald W. Ickert
  • Gina Kallick
  • Joanie and Sam Kamin
  • Tricia and Bill Kassling
  • Evy and Bob Klingenberg, Sr.
  • Laura Penrod Kronk and Claude Kronk
  • Susie and Tom Levine
  • Stanley M. Marks, M.D.
  • Kevin McClure*
  • Barbara and Thomas McGrail
  • Mr. Terrence McNelis* and
    Dr. Donna N. McNelis
  • Janice and Ernie Meade
  • Tom Michael and Jillian Zacks
  • Linda and Stuart Miller
  • Rick Mongiovi
  • Fred Morelli, Jr.
  • Allison Higgins O'Donoghue and Jack O'Donoghue
  • Leah Pason*
  • Dorothy and Neal Pollon
  • Leslie and Tony Quatrini
  • Rita and Robert Randall
  • Senator M. Joseph Rocks* and Liz
  • Greco-Rocks
  • Mardi and Jim Royston
  • Jeanne and Mel Rudov
  • Ritchie Scaife
  • Eileen and Bernie Schneider
  • Cris and Alex Scott
  • Debbie and Arthur Scully
  • Colleen and Henry Simonds
  • Lea Simonds
  • Gayle and Bill Simpson
  • Florence and John Sisk
  • Shelly and Daniel Snyder
  • Rose and Bill Strickland
  • Lynn and Stephan Strunk
  • Maria and Joel Swanson
  • Cynthia and William Swartz
  • Bonnie and Tom VanKirk
  • Bonnie Walker Debi Wheeler
  • Sally Wiggin
  • Judy and John Woffington
  • Anne and Sam Zacharias
  • Erica and Frank Zappala
*Members of the Board of Directors