THIS TRIO NEVER DISAPPOINTS—David Bush, Peggy Harris and Tim McVay
The first Saturday in May is the traditional day for the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon. It is a rain-or-shine event. On May 6, it was held in Schenley Park on a cold and rainy day. The weather did not stop more than 600 attendees from donning their finest hats and, in some cases, matching boots for a great day in the park to raise over $530,000 for projects like the August Wilson Park, Frick Environmental Center and the Westinghouse Memorial in Schenley Park.
KIYA TOMLIN WEARING KIYA TOMLIN—Hat by Gina Mazzotta
HATS UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL—Jackie Dixon and Marsha Jones
FLEW IN FROM BOSTON—Conniel Malek
LADIES JUST HAVING FUN —Lana Newmeyer and Josy Nkuissi
STUNNING IN BLACK AND WHITE—Kim Clark
BEAUTIFUL IN VINTAGE FINDS—Catherine and Dianne Loevner
This annual event has raised over $8 million over the past 19 years. Upcoming projects include the North Commons fountain in Allegheny Commons, green infrastructure installations in McKinley Park and work in Lawrenceville’s Arsenal Park.
THE LADY IN RED—Ernestine Taylor
THE PORTRAIT HAT—Lisa Freeman
PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY FOUNDING CEO—Meg Cheever
This was the last year for Meg Cheever as Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s founding CEO. Luncheon chairs Emily Mack Jamison, Ramsey Lyons, Charlene Petrelli, Kiya Tomlin and Christy Wiegand thanked Cheever for leading the way to beautifying Pittsburgh Parks and making them welcoming and accessible for Pittsburgh and its residents.