You can also purchase tickets by mailing a check to
OPDC, 235 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

tickets are $50 each.

to purchase six tickets or more, please call us about group discounts.

An Evening of Oakland Storytelling

Join us for a celebration of Oakland Planning and Development Corporation's work to build a more equitable community for all. Enjoy food and cocktails by Legume/Butterjoint, live stories curated by The Moth in Pittsburgh, and magnificent views from atop Oakland. Plus, a very special announcement about the Oakland Community Land Trust. 

OPDC is a nonprofit, community development organization that provides affordable rental housing, sells homes to homeowners, organizes and advocates for residents, facilitates planning processes, provides workforce development and financial coaching, and helps youth succeed in high school and beyond.

When: June 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: Falk Laboratory School, 4060 Allequippa St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 (scroll down to see a map)

Our featured storytellers include:

Brian Burley: Bestselling author of YNGBLKPGH; CEO of Burley + Company Enterprises; proud alumnus of Schenley High School

Ralph Falbo: Founder and President of Ralph A. Falbo, Inc; Affordable housing advocate and developer; proud alumnus of Schenley High School

Tara Sherry-Torres: Community organizer; social worker; Oakland advocate

Featuring Master of Ceremonies Geovette E. Washtington, the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer for the University of Pittsburgh and an Oakland resident.

Food and cocktails by Legume/ Pie for Breakfast

Event design by 4121 Main / Thommy Conroy

Thanks to this year's Host Committee:

Lauren Bachorski

David and Barbara Blandino

Scott Bricker

Shawn Butler

The Honorable Jay Costa

Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley

The Honorable Dan Frankel

William Gatti

Charlie Humphrey

Kathy Humphrey

Tinisha Hunt

Abass Kamara

The Honorable Bruce Kraus

The Honorable R. Daniel Lavelle

Melissa McSwigan

Georgia Petropoulos

Jennifer Pickle-Styran

Sandy Phillips

Alexei Plotnicov

Jim Scalo

Amy and Michael Sobkowiak

Cecile Springer

Pete Spynda

The Honorable Erika Strassburger

Eric Stoller

The Honorable Jake Wheatley

David Zwier

We have raised sufficient funds through our generous sponsors to cover our modest event costs, making your ticket purchase fully tax-deductible. This means that 100% of your donation will support our services and our mission.

Please contact if you need any special special accommodations such as an ASL interpreter.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

Presenting sponsors: UPMC, Walnut Capital

Partner sponsor: Carlow University

Contributing sponsors:  Dollar Bank, John C. R. Kelly Realty, Inc., Legume/Butterjoint, NexTier Bank, Northwest Bank, PJ Dick-Trumbull, PNC Bank, Sota Construction Services, University of Pittsburgh, The Wilson Group, LLC

Supporters: AMO Management, Falk Laboratory School, Lobos Management, Neighborhood Allies, The Oaklander Hotel, PULSE, Robert Eckenrode, WYEP/WESA