Lakeisha Wolf, Executive Director of Ujamaa Collective, presents at the Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event
Two women-focused nonprofits were awarded $500 each at December 15th’s Social Venture Partners’ Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event. The event, held at Google Pittsburgh’s HQ, was a culmination of a fourteen-week accelerator program from Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh, a philanthropic grantmaking organization based on the venture capital model.
The night’s $500 recipients were Ujamaa Collective and Prototype PGH. Ujamaa Collective invests in the economic and social growth of Africana women entrepreneurs and artisans through a boutique in the Hill District and Prototype PGH… Read the rest
Pens Tickets for Game 5 Raffle
2 tickets to Game 5, Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday, May 21st at 3 PM.
The seats are in Section 105, Row Q, Seats 3 and 4. 2 Lexus Club passes will also be included.
Raffle tickets are $30/each – purchase online via Eventbrite page.
Benefits Zimbabwean Surgical Elective Fellows Program in Pittsburgh.
Not only Zimbabwean surgical fellows, but WOMEN surgical fellows. There are only 108 registered surgeons in Zimbabwe. Of those, only 6 are women! We could help add 33% more women surgeons in Zimbabwe after one… Read the rest
Most Monday nights, Wigle Whiskey hosts Batnam Nights, where they open their tasting room to a different Pittsburgh area non-profit and donate a portion of the proceeds to the organization. This Monday night the Batnam night will be a Valentine’s trivia night to benefit a local historic preservation effort.
On Monday, February 13, 2017, Friends of Albright is hosting a special trivia night at Wigle Whiskey in the strip district – Big Heart Trivia. Friends of Albright, which I helped to establish in 2014, is a group of community members that has been working to preserve and re-purpose the Albright… Read the rest
One of the hidden gems of summer in Pittsburgh for those who are Italian or who want to be Italian is the annual Feast of Saint Anthony Festival, which is happening this weekend in the Strip District. Follow the Pittsburgh Feast of St. Anthony Facebook page for more details.
I just spoke with one of the organizers for the annual Feast of Saint Anthony Festival. They are raffling off two tickets to the Stanley Cup Game 5 here in Pittsburgh on Thursday, June 9. They have sold less than 50 raffle tickets, so your odds of winning 2 seats to… Read the rest
The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh in a constant Catch-22. It needs to promote itself and its services to people in the community, but also needs to be discreet and protect the privacy of clients.
Last year WC&S answered more than 5,000 hotline calls, provided legal advocacy for nearly 4,000 clients, and sheltered more than 500 women and children.
But the WC&S also had to turn away 755 women and children last year. They consider turning away victims of intimate partner violence unacceptable. When their beds are full, they always try and find alternate arrangements. However, that’s not… Read the rest