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About our annual fundraiser: An Evening of Oakland Storytelling 

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. 
The Oaklander Hotel 
5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

OPDC’s signature fundraiser brings together a diverse mix of residents and community partners who share our passion for equitable opportunity and development in Oakland. We are proud to serve one of Pittsburgh’s most vibrant neighborhoods for the 39th year and are grateful to work alongside an amazing community of neighbors, partners, and volunteers. Join us on Friday, June 7th for a celebration of Oakland and the people that make our work possible.

An Evening of Oakland Storytelling features a unique program of live Oakland-related stories supported by Kelly Flanagan Dee, producer of The Moth in Pittsburgh. This year’s generous event venue sponsor is The Oaklander Hotel. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views from the hotel’s unique top floor space, delicious food and cocktails designed by Chef Jessica Lewis, and an opportunity to connect with friends and neighbors. All event proceeds support OPDC’s programs to improve the lives of Oakland community members ... Stay tuned for additional details.

This year, we will explore different views of Oakland, both through the diverse perspectives of our storytellers and scenic views from The Oaklander’s tenth floor event space.

Thanks to our generous sponsors


Event design by 4121 Main/Thommy Conroy

Thanks to this year’s host committee

Modi Ahmed
LeeAnn Anna
Lauren Bachorski
Scott Bricker
Stan Caldwell
Julia Erickson & Aaron Ingley
Representative Dan Frankel
Tinisha Hunt
Abass Kamara
Jeff Maurin & Kate Maurin
Melissa McSwigan
Gregg Perelman
Rebekkah Ranallo
Tara Sherry-Torres
Janet Squires
Councilperson Erika Strassburger
Valentina Vavasis