Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy 20th Anniversary Celebration


Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy 20th Anniversary CelebrationMarylnnn Uricchio

Marylynn Uricchio, the long time Seen and Style Editor for the Post Gazette and a style icon in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Ellen Roth and Dr. Loren Roth

Celebrating 20 years of restoring and maintaining our city parks, The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy welcomed 230  guests to an elegant evening of cocktails, silent auctions, and dinner at the Omni William Penn Hotel on Wednesday, September 14.

Honoring Susan Dorrace, Sylvia Hill Fields, Teresa Heinz, Prosser Mellon and Mark Nordenberg for their commitment and support of the Parks Conservancy, with the Mary Schenley Medal for Parks Stewardship.

Event Co-chairs included, Vivian and Bill Benter, Diane and Jerry Holder, Peggy and Stephen McKnight, Jessica and Tim O'Brian, and Gabriela and David Porges.

Extravagant floral arrangements by Toadflax Florist, graced the silent auction table as well as the beautifully appointed ballroom.

As always, the staff of the Parks Conservancy assured that each guest felt welcome.

To date, 14 major capital projects have been completed by the Parks Conservancy , including restoration of the Frick Park Gate House and the Frick Environmental Center.

To donate and learn more about the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, please visit

Ritchie Battle

Yvette Yescas, Bethe Bodamer, and Joyce Collier of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Sophie Gage Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Event Coordinator

Shawn Fertitta of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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