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Flash!: Person of Vision; CAPA Cabaret; Austin's Playroom Project auction

| Sunday, May 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
John Altdorfer
LOOKING BEYOND Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh tipped its hat to Art Rooney II (left) on May 14th during the Person of Vision celebration. Held in the East Club Lounge of Heinz Field, the Steelers president and co-owner was feted by 300 guests as this year’s honoree, while PNC Bank - Pittsburgh prez Sy Holzer (right) held court as honorary chairman. The evening, which benefitted the BVRS mission of changing the lives of persons with vision loss and other disabilities by fostering independence, raised $130K.
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POWER PLAY Nathalie Lemieux ensured the presence of 350 of our city’s legendary ladies were enjoying a luncheon and silent auction that raised $100K for Austin’s Playroom Project. Named in honor of her son, the initiative of the Mario Lemieux Foundation creates playrooms in medical facilities for use by children and their families. Also amongst the crowd at the Fairmont on May 16 were event chair Debbie Nute and auction co-chairs Kathy Monti and Meg Smith. Pictured are Lauren, Nathalie, Alexa, Austin, and Stephanie Lemieux.
John Altdorfer
HAPPY HOUR Former Wish Kid Dr. Mary Pagnotto and husband, Dr. Mike Pagnotto (pictured), were amongst those embracing a glass-half-full mentality during Grapevine, the annual wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Presented by PNC Investments, the event was held at Bossa Nova on May 16, and chaired by Kelly Lazzara.
PEAK PERFORMANCE Alt-rockers Carolina Liar hit the stage at Shady Side Academy on May 18 for a benefit concert to raise money for the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. Organized by Untucked, a student organization founded in 2002 with a mission to support local charitable organizations, the carnival and concert represented months worth of fundraising, planning, and publicizing efforts by the high-schoolers. Since its inception, Untucked has raised more than $100K for area non-profits. Pictured here are Carolina Liar lead singer Chad Wolf (center) with SSA students Carianne Lee, Maggie Elias, Lucy Buckman, and Harrison Gottlieb.
David Becinski
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE The Repertoire Level IV Class dances to 'Angels Among Us' during the CAPA Cabaret on May 18. Grabbing the spotlight center stage and also during breakout performances around the school, CAPA students showcased their talents for guests of the event. Chaired by Evelyn Castillo and Shannon Ewing, the Cabaret featured Creative and Performing Arts school students who specialize in vocal, dance, instrumental and theater.
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CRITICAL SUPPORT Crisis Center North welcomed 400 to the Woodlands on May 17 for its Cocktails and Cuisine for Women in Crisis fundraiser. More than 24 chefs and wine purveyors showcased their culinary skills for the likes of (from left) Corina Diehl, Grace Coleman, Mike Manko, Lisa Wagner and Stacy de las Alas. The mission of CCN is to empower victims of domestic violence to make choices for positive living.

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