Coro annual MLK awards

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Coro Center for Civic Leadership of Pittsburgh held their 4th annual awards dinner at the Heinz Field East Lounge banquet hall honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many of the of the city’s prominent political and business figures paid tribute to the late civil rights leader.

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THE WINNERS—Sala Udin, president and CEO of Coro stands with MLK winners from left: Janera Solomon, Kelly Strayhorn Theater; Alma Speed Fox, Freedom Unlimited; Pam Cohen and Gail Klingensmith, P&G Pam’s Diner; Jon Delano, KDKA- TV; and David Hickton, U.S. Attorney of Western Pa. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)

The ceremony, hosted by Coro President and CEO Sala Udin, gave honor to those who contributed to Pittsburgh’s diversity and leadership in business and culture. KDKA-TV anchor man Jon Delano served as the evening’s master of ceremonies. During the event, Udin jokingly mentioned being out of uniform for the night’s event, then swiftly donned his Hines Ward 86 jersey to a rousing ovation.

The keynote speaker for the dinner and award ceremony was United States Attorney of the Western District of Pennsylvania David Hickton whom President Barack Obama nominated in May.

Winners of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coro Leadership Awards were: Alma Speed Fox, Freedom Unlimited; Pam Cohen and Gail Klingensmith of Pamela’s P&G diners; and Janera Solomon, Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

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