Every Child Inc. held their annual ball and auction to help families  become self-sufficient, to build effective and lasting relationships and to contribute to safe and stable communities.

The event was held at the Rivers Casino Grand Ballroom on the North Shore.

The honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker was Jamie Dixon, head coach of Pitt Men’s Basketball team.

The emcee and live auctioneer was Vince Simms, reporter and anchor of WPXI-TV.

Top photo, from left:  Sam Clancy, former Pitt athlete and NFL player; Eva Killingbeck, Family of the Year honoree;  Kulsom Davidson, Challenge Community Award winner;  Marianne Chieffo, Staff of the Year honoree; and Pittsburgh’s Karen Battle, former University of Connecticut, three-time NCAA Women’s National Champion, and 6 year professional WNBA player.

Bottom photo, from left: Vince Simms, emcee; Jamie Dixon, keynote speaker; Jackie Dixon, Giant Eagle retired executive; Jessie McLean Jr., executive director of Every Child Inc.; and Alex Lima, board chair.

(Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)




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