Save the date: Friday, June 7, 2019

About our annual fundraiser: An Evening of Oakland Storytelling 

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.


Become a Storyteller

This year, OPDC is asking the Pittsburgh community to share their true Oakland stories. If you have an experience you’d like to share related to Oakland and inspired by our event theme - views - we want to hear from you! Submit a short paragraph describing your true story for a chance to be selected as one of the evening’s storytellers.

Our storytelling program is supported by Kelly Flanagan Dee, producer of The Moth in Pittsburgh. For your story to be considered, please adhere to the The Moth’s do’s and don’ts. The extended deadline to submit a story is May 3, 2019.

Become a Sponsor

We are pleased to partner with businesses large and small who share our vision for Oakland as a beautiful, well-designed, sought-after neighborhood in which a diverse mix of residents and visitors flourish.

As a charitable partner, your support helps sustain our work in the community. We own and operate over 100 affordable rental housing units, prepare middle and high school youth for college and beyond, offer career training and financial counseling to career-seeking adults, renovate and sell homes to low- and moderate-income homeowners, advocate for residents, facilitate planning processes, organize residents to improve neighborhood code enforcement, and coordinate hundreds of volunteers to clean and green Oakland’s streets.

Consider becoming a sponsor for An Evening of Oakland Storytelling and invest in our work to build a better Oakland.