Big Night

Our Party-With-a-Purpose

Big Night, our annual fundraising event, is a celebration of our community.

Mark your calendars for our next Big Night: Big Prom Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Big Night 120 Years

Celebrating Yesterday, Imagining Tomorrow

7:30 pm * Saturday, April 2, 2016 * JCC, Squirrel Hill

Co-chairs:
Nancy & Woody Ostrow, Hilary Tyson & Charles Porter, Linda & Ken Simon

Our Party With a Purpose
Join us for our biggest Big Night ever as we celebrate two big anniversaries – our 10th Big Night and the JCC’s 120th anniversary.

Big Night is the JCC’s premier fundraising event, serving as both a celebration and as a chance to recognize the community’s support for the JCC through the JCC Annual Fund, which provides scholarships that enable individuals of all backgrounds, abilities, religious affiliations and financial need to participate in the JCC’s quality programs and services. Corporate and individual sponsorships for Big Night provide essential support for the JCC year round.

While Big Night raises a large portion of the money needed to provide scholarships and support for essential programs from early childhood education to older adult activities, it is also an opportunity for the JCC to open our doors to the community and say “thank you.”

Wondering what to expect? Click HERE to see some great moments from our past Big Nights!

 

Guests will hop into our time machine for an unforgettable journey. You’ll experience the wonders of the future as you dine, dance and toast the next 120 years, entertained by both the familiar and the unexpected. You’ll travel through dream scenarios as you bid in our fantastic Silent Auction and imagine the luxuries you’ll choose if you win one of the fabulous Big Night Raffle prizes.

Announcing Our Very Special Guest:
Swoon to the crooning of Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., 2011 winner of America’s Got Talent (Read our blog about Landau HERE)

Don’t miss the Big Game: It will be Hoops Heaven in our Final Four Lounge

Event tickets: $120.
Event is for persons age 21+. Ticket is good for one admittance only. Dinner and drinks are included.

Tickets are required for admittance and will be mailed prior to the April 2 event date.

Raffle

1 ticket/$25 • 3/$50 • 7/$100

First Drawing: A&L Motors $15,000 Gift Certificate towards a car purchase or lease

Second Drawing: HENNE Jewelers $10,000 Shopping Spree

Limited Edition T-Shirts

Silent Auction

The Big Night Silent Auction is filled with unique experiences and luxury items.

Online bidding opens Monday, March 28. You must register in order to bid online or at the event. 

You do not have to be present at the event for your bid to win.

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Corporate and individual sponsorships and advertisements provide essential support for the JCC year round. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available through April 2016.

To discuss opportunities please contact:
Cathy Green Samuels : 412-697-3501
Andrea Matz : 412-697-3510
or email [email protected]

Big Night Sponsor Form             Purchased Ad Form

Honorees

Our party-with-a-purpose will honor the chairs of our past Big Night events, who have helped to propel the JCC into the dynamic agency that it is today.

• 2007 Judy O’Connor
• 2008 Claire Reingold
• 2009 Gregg Kander
• 2010 Ellen and Jack Kessler
• 2011 Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus
• 2011 Ina and Larry Gumberg
• 2012 Merris and Yram Groff
• 2013 Cathy Reifer and Sam Braver
• 2013 Julie and Josh Farber
• 2014 Sue Berman and Doug Kress
• 2014 Ingrid and Eric Smiga
• 2015 Erica and Billy Goodman
• 2015 Traci and Brian Lamfrom

In Memory Of:
• 2008 Vern Reingold
• 2009 Ellen Kander

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
PNC Bank
Giant Eagle

$15,000 – Peta
A&L BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover & The Lamfrom Family

$10,000 – Tera
Barbara and Gerald Chait
The Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation
Erica and Billy Goodman
Henne Jewelers
Highmark® Blue Cross Blue Shield
Laura and Tom Karet
Ellen and Jack Kessler
Lamar Advertising
Leatrice and John Wolf Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Orr’s Jewelers
Nancy and Woody Ostrow
Oxford Development Company
Lori and Louis Plung / Louis Plung & Company
Hilary Tyson and Charles Porter
Suzanne and Brian Schreiber
Cindy and David Shapira
UPMC & UPMC Health Plan

$7,500 – Giga
Lori and James Ruttenberg
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program / Healthways
Square Café

$5,000 – Mega
Anonymous
BetéAvon Kosher Dining Services
Betsy and Marc Brown
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
First Niagara Bank
Full Bowl Catering
Hyman Family Foundation
Carole and Jerry Katz
Cindy Goodman-Leib and Scott Leib
Littles Shoes
Linda and Ken Simon
PJ Dick Incorporated/Trumbull Corporation/Lindy Paving
Polyconcept North America
Robert I. Glimcher Family Foundation
The Fine Foundation
The Jewish Chronicle
Trust-Franklin Press Co.

$2,500 – Kilo
Anonymous (2)
All Occasions Party Rental
Allegheny Health Network
Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus
Patti and Robert Americus
Lauren and Scott Americus
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Cathy Reifer and Sam Braver
Clark Hill PLC
Common Plea Catering
Gray Phoenix
Ina and Larry Gumberg
Hens and Chicks
ISS Facility Services, Inc.
Gregg Kander
Sue Berman Kress and Doug Kress
M & J Electrical Contracting, Inc.
Carol Robinson and Jeffrey B. Markel
Mosaic Linens
Elliott S. Oshry
Pittsburgh City Paper
The Schoen Bernstein Family
Jane Hepner and Leonard Silk
Carole Bailey and Andrew Stewart
Square Café
Robbin Steif, Lunametrics
Nancy and Jim Wolf

$1,800 – Hecto
Meryl and David Ainsman
Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy
Armstrong Koverkwick Inc.
Brant Hickey & Associates
Cohen & Grigsby
Dickie, McCamey and Chilcote, P.C.
Ditto
FastSigns
Stefani Pashman and Jeremy Feinstein
Fragasso Financial Advisors
Mary Pat and Eric Friedlander
Barbara Weizenbaum and Robert Gorby
Guttman Energy, Inc.
Henderson Brothers, Inc.
HMS Marketing
Patty and Stan Levine
Levin Mattress
Kathleen and Jay Lutins
Marcus & Shapira LLP
Marsha and Bernie Marcus
MBM Contracting, Inc.
Janie and Ed Moravitz
NFP Structured Settlements
Pittsburgh Oral Surgery, P.C.
Richard E. Rauh
Debbie and Josh Resnick
Karen and Tony Ross
Audrey Russo
Barbara and Dan Shapira
Lori and Robert Shure
Ingrid and Eric Smiga
Sterling Paper Company
The Stern Family & The Manor Theatre
The Ellis School
The Wilson Group, LLC
Harvey Tyson
Eileen and Richard Tyson
Veritas Contracting LLC
Vigliotti Landscape & Construction, Inc.
Walnut Capital

$1,000 – Deka
Anonymous
Advanced Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Ahmie E. Baum CFP®, UBS Financial Services Inc.
All Covered IT Services from Konica Minolta
Allegheny Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
Alpha Screen Graphics
B&R Pools and Swim Shop
Baker Tilly
Laurie Moser and Stewart Barmen
big Burrito Restaurant Group
Sylvia and Sidney Busis
Center for Urologic Care, P.C.
Climatech Inc.
Coldwell Banker
Cooper Imaging
Core Realty
Carol and Gary Cozen
Dean Damick and Marion Damick
Dan Taylor Interiors
Desmone Architects
Dollar Bank
Earthlink Business
Eat’n Park Restaurants
Dodi Walker Gross and Daniel Edelstone
Elyse and Marty Eichner
Andrea and Andrew Eller
Beth and Dan Erlanger
Eyetique
Julie and Josh Farber
Federated Investors Foundation, Inc.
Fireman Creative
Fort Pitt Capital Group
Karen and Jack Friedman
Rosalind Chow and Jeffrey Galak
Ruth and Alan A. Garfinkel
Nancy and Dan Garfinkel
Gillman Family Foundation, Inc.
Andrea and David Glickman
Caryle Glosser
Sharon and James Goldberg
Mary and Skip Grinberg
Merris and Yram Groff
Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.
Jennifer and Larry Honig
Teddi and David Horvitz
Jacobson Associates, Inc. – Blair and Larry
Kline, Keppel and Koryak, P.C.
Damian Ruyechan and Tim Komen
The Krasik Families
Susie and Michael Kurtz
Marilyn and Earl Latterman
Lieber Hammer Huber & Paul
Rachel M. Marcus
Nova Environmental Services, Inc.
Nu Bistro/Pamela’s P&G Diners
Penn Brewery
Penn Fixture & Supply Company
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
Gillian Porter
Marisa Porter
Rita and Andrea Rabin
The Rackoff Family, ASKO Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Rauh Jewish Archives & Heinz History Center
Jim and Ilene Ross
Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
The Rudolph Family
Ruthrauff | Sauer
S&T Bank
Ruth and Allan Schachter
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Veronica and Jonathan Schmerling
Stacey and Scott Seewald
The Segal Family
Shady Side Academy
Pat and Alan Siger
Joanne and Ben Simon
Smallman Street Deli
Staley Electric
Linda and Martin Supowitz
Carol Tabas
The Rubinoff Company
Arlene and Richard Weisman
Karen and S. Rand Werrin
Winchester Thurston School
Woodland Management
Martha O. and John M. Wolf, Jr.

(As of 3.3.16)

Committee

Meryl and David Ainsman
Laurie Moser and Stewart Barmen
Donna and John Barsotti
Sara and Ahmie Baum
Rachel and Henry Blaufeld
Barbara and Bruce Booken
Paula and Gary Brant
Betsy and Marc Brown
Barbara and Gerald Chait
Gail and Norman Childs
Michelle McKenney and Chuck Cohen
Judy and William Cohen
Dodi Walker Gross and Daniel Edelstone
Elyse and Marty Eichner
Andrea and Andrew Eller
Beth and Dan Erlanger
Stefani Pashman and Jeremy Feinstein
Gail and Paul Fireman*
Mary Pat and Eric Friedlander
Karen and Jack Friedman
Ruth and Alan A. Garfinkel
Andrea and David Glickman
Megan and Robert Glimcher
Caryle Glosser
Sharon and James Goldberg
Sherree Goldstein
Idy and Bill Goodman
Jake Goodman
Barbara Weizenbaum and Robert Gorby
Darcy and Mike Gordon
Mary and Skip Grinberg
Sara and Alan Guttman
Sara and James Guttman
Lori and Richard Guttman
Dara and John Henne
Jennifer and Larry Honig
Teddi and David Horvitz
Rhonda and Mark Horvitz
Mardi and Bill Isler
Lynne and Blair Jacobson
Laura and Tom Karet
Carole and Jerry Katz
Rona and Jimmy Kitchen
Elaine and Carl Krasik
Susan and Michael Kurtz
Marilyn and Earl Latterman
Cindy Goodman-Leib and Scott Leib*
Marsha and Bernie Marcus
Jeffrey B. Markel
Janie and Ed Moravitz
Lisa and Lee Oleinick
Elliott S. Oshry
Gerald Ostrow
Susie and Gregg Perelman
Lori and Louis Plung
Rita and David Pollock
Gillian Porter
Marisa Porter
Nancy and Bill Rackoff
Todd Reidbord
Debbie and Josh Resnick
Jim and Ilene Ross
Karen and Tony Ross
Audrey Russo
Lori and James Ruttenberg
Ruth and Allan Schachter
Veronica and Jonathan Schmerling
Suzanne and Brian Schreiber
Stacey and Scott Seewald
Sara and Kenneth Segel
Cindy and David Shapira
Jeremy Shapira and David Gilinsky
Amanda and Josh Shapira
Lori and Robert Shure
Pat and Alan Siger
Joanne and Ben Simon
Joyce and Howard Simons
Carole Bailey and Andrew Stewart
Linda and Martin Supowitz
Carol Tabas
Rebecca and Scott Tobe
Harvey Tyson
Eileen and Richard Tyson
Arlene and Richard Weisman

As of February 8, 2016

* Big Night Sub-Committee Chair

 

 

Hidden Gems of the JCC

Thanks to all that participated in the JCC’s Big Night!
Save the Date for next year: April 2, 2016

Pittsburgh Post Gazette


Saturday, March 7, 2015
7:30 pm
JCC in Squirrel Hill
Co-Chairs: Erica and Billy Goodman & Traci and Brian Lamfrom

The Expedition

Discover the hidden treasures of the JCC at our ninth annual Big Night fundraiser. We’ll send thrills down your spine with wild dancing, exotic dining and encounters with things strange and surprising.

The Goal

This hair-raising adventure supports the JCC’s Annual Fund, which provides scholarships that enable individuals of all backgrounds, abilities, religious affiliations and financial need to participate in the JCC’s quality programs and services.

Raffle Tickets

One Ticket. Two Prizes!
1 ticket/$25; 3 tickets/$50; 7 tickets/$100 

First Drawing: $15,000 A&L Motors Gift Certificate towards a car purchase or lease Second Drawing: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Watch from HENNE Jewelers

Event Tickets

Event is for persons ages 21+
Ticket valid for one admittance only
Dinner and drinks included

Big Night Tickets will be mailed to you prior to the event
Tickets are required for admittance to the Big Night event on March 7 

Auction
Our silent auction will blow you away this year! Packages include sports memorabilia, island getaways, a European cruise, dazzling jewelry and more! You do not have to attend the event to bid and win. Bid from the comfort of your own home on a computer or mobile device.
The silent auction will go live on Wednesday, March 5 at 5 pm and will end on Saturday, March 7at 10:45 pm.

2015 Big Night Sponsors

Partner Agencies

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
United Way of Allegheny County

$25,000
A&L BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and
The Lamfrom Family
Erica and Billy Goodman
PNC Bank

$15,000
LUXE Creative

$10,000
Highmark® Blue Cross Blue Shield
Lamar Advertising
NFP Structured Settlements
Nancy and Woody Ostrow
Oxford Development Company
Rosen Louik & Perry PC
Suzanne and Brian Schreiber
The Donald & Sylvia Robinson Familiy
Foundation
UPMC & UPMC Health Plan

$7,500
Henne Jewelers
Lori and James Ruttenberg
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program/Healthways

$5,000
Anonymous
Allegheny Health Network-West Penn Hospital
BetéAvon Kosher Dining Services
Betsy and Marc Brown
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
First Niagara Bank
Full Bowl Catering
Giant Eagle
Hyman Family Foundation
Joyce’s Jewelers
Carole and Jerry Katz
Ellen and Jack Kessler
Cindy Goodman-Leib and Scott Leib
Littles Shoes
Hilary Tyson and Charles Porter
Signature Financial Planning
The Jewish Chronicle
Trust-Franklin Press Company

$2,500
All Covered IT Services from Konica Minolta
All Occasions Party Rental
Patti and Robert Americus
Lauren and Scott Americus
big Burrito Restaurant Group
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Clark Hill PLC
Common Plea Catering
Fifth Third Bank
Merris and Yram Groff
Ina and Lawrence Gumberg
Hens and Chicks
ISS Facility Services, Inc.
Gregg Kander
Sue Berman and Doug Kress
Levine Design
Anne Lewis
Loughren, Loughren & Loughren, P.C.
M & J Electrical Contracting, Inc.
Amy Jaffe Mason and Grant Mason
Mosaic Linens
Elliott S. Oshry
Pittsburgh City Paper
The Schoen Bernstein Family
Robbin Steif, Lunametrics
S&T Bank
Square Café
Sterling Paper Company

$1,800
Meryl and David Ainsman
Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy
Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus
Brant Hickey & Associates
Cathy Reifer and Sam Braver
Coldwell Banker
Barbara and Gerald Chait
Dickie, McCamey and Chilcote, P.C.
Ditto
Robin and Mark Exler
Stefani Pashman and Jeremy Feinstein
First National Bank Wealth Management
Fragasso Financial Advisors
Nancy and Dan Garfinkel
Lori and Richard Guttman /
Guttman Energy
HM Insurance Group
HMS Marketing
Patty and Stan Levine
CJ and Robert Liss
Marriott International, Inc.
Jeffrey B. Markel and Carol Robinson
MBM Contracting, Inc.
Meyers Evans & Associates
Pittsburgh Oral Surgery, P.C.
Richard E. Rauh
Geri and Steve Recht
Robert I. Glimcher Family Foundation,
Megan and Robert Glimcher
Karen and Tony Ross
Audrey Russo
Barbara and Danny Shapira /
Marcus & Shapira LLP
Jane Hepner and Leonard Silk
Carole Bailey and Andrew Stewart
The Stern Family & The Manor Theatre
Summerset at Frick Park
The Wilson Group, LLC
Vigliotti Landscape & Construction, Inc.
Veritas Contracting LLC

$1,000

A.J. Silberman & Company
Advanced Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Albert Anthony Real Estate
Allegheny Roofing & Sheet
Metal Company, Inc.
Alpha Screen Graphics
Atlas Materials Recycling
B&R Pools and Swim Shop
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Rose and Ed Berman
Burgatory
Sylvia and Sidney Busis
Capital Grille
Center for Urologic Care, P.C.
Century Insurance
Children’s Dermatology Services
Climatech
Cooper Imaging
Marion S. Damick
Dan Taylor Interiors Inc.
Gina and Mario DePasquale
Desmone Architects
Dollar Bank
Eylse and Marty Eichner
Andrea and Andrew Eller
Beth and Dan Erlanger
Eyetique
Julie and Josh Farber
FastSigns
Federated Investors Foundation, Inc.
Financial Peace for You
Fireman Creative
Fort Pitt Capital Group
Fox’s Pizza Den, Inc.
Karen and Jack Friedman
Mary Pat and Eric Friedlander
FSM Capital Management
Rosalind Chow and Jeffrey Galak
Gerber, LLC.
Gismondi and Associates
Andrea and David Glickman
Linda and Steve Halpern
Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.
Henderson Brothers, Inc.
Jennifer and Larry Honig
Ideal Integration
Jacobson Associates, Inc.
-Blair and Larry Jacobson
Kirk Johnson and Henry Krakovsky
Kline, Keppel and Koryak, P.C.
Elaine and Carl Krasik
Marci Mitre and Ken Levin
Sally Levin
Julie and Jason Lichtenstein
Lieber Hammer Huber & Bennington
Markovitz Dugan & Associates
MedExpress
Nemocolin Woodlands Resort
Nova Environmental Services, Inc.
Pamela’s / Nu
Penn Brewery
Penn Fixture & Supply Company
Pittsburgh Pirates
Lori and Louis Plung /
Louis Plung & Company
Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
The Ramchandran Family
Carol and Rick Rosenthal
Peggy and Michael Rosenzweig
Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
The Rudolph Family
Ruthrauff | Sauer
Schlinder Elevator Corporation
Stacey and Scott Seewald
Shady Side Academy
Shadyside Inn
Linda and Ken Simon
Smallman Street Deli
Ingrid and Eric Smiga
Staley Electic, Inc.
Stephen Gagne of Wells Fargo
Advisors, LLCs
The Prop Shop
The Rubinoff Company
Tri-State Reprographics / Level 3 Graphics
Walnut Capital
Karen and S. Rand Werrin
Westmoreland Obstretrics & Gynecology
Wigle Whiskey
Winchester Thurston School

2015 Big Night Committee

Co-Chairs: Erica and Billy Goodman & Traci and Brian Lamfrom

Meryl and David Ainsman
Donna and John Barsotti
Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus
Rachel and Henry Blaufeld
Cathy Reifer and Sam Braver
Betsy and Marc Brown
Gail and Norman Childs
Randi Cooper and Anthony Cost
Paula and Alan Dunn
Elyse and Marty Eichner
Beth and Danny Erlanger
Lynn and Lance Farber
Stefani Pashman and Jeremy Feinstein
Gail and Paul Fireman
Eric and Mary Pat Friedlander
Andrea and David Glickman
Rachel and Michael Golden
Sherree Goldstein
Erica** and Billy Goodman*
Darcy and Mike Gordon
Merris and Yram Groff
Ina and Larry Gumberg
Lori and Richard Guttman
Dara and John Henne
Terri and David Hepps
Jennifer and Larry Honig
Teddi and David Horvitz
Rhonda and Mark Horvitz
Lynne and Blair Jacobson
Carole and Jerry Katz
Danielle Katz
Ellen and Jack Kessler
Rona and Jimmy Kitchen
Joelle and Curt Krasik
Sue Berman and Doug Kress
Traci** and Brian Lamfrom*
Cindy Goodman-Leib and Scott Leib
Julie and Jason Lichtenstein
Cathy Lewis Long and Rob Long
Kathy and Jay Lutins
Jeffrey B. Markel
Amy Jaffe Mason and Grant Mason
Kaveri Subbarao and Jon Nauhaus
Lisa and Lee Oleinick
Nancy and Woody Ostrow
Mindy and Brett Pechersky
Susie and Gregg Perelman
Jackie and Joe Piccini
Lori and Lou Plung
Rita and David Pollock
Andrea and Eric Porter
Hilary S. Tyson and Charles Porter
Geri and Steve Recht
Todd Reidbord
Karen and Tony Ross
Audrey Russo
Lori and Jim Ruttenberg
Michael Samuels
Suzanne Schreiber
Stacey and Scott Seewald
Sara and Ken Segel
Justin and Megan Sigal
Julie and Bob Silverman
Sheryl and Michael Silverman
Linda and Ken Simon
Ingrid and Eric Smiga
Shelley and Dan Snyder
Tiffany and Alan Stein
Carole Bailey and Andrew Stewart
Judy Tobe
Rebecca and Scott Tobe
Arlene and Richard Weisman
Michael Werner
Anne Lewis and Jim Zeszutek
Rachel and Steve Zoffer
Paula and Michael Zunder

*Big Night Co-Chairs
**Sub-Committee Chair

Saturday, March 8, 2014
View Invitation
Lead Sponsor: PNC Bank
Attire: Roll of the Dice

JCC Big Night: Game On, our eighth annual Big Night fundraiser, celebrates the JCC’s important role as a community resource—a gamechanger in the lives of children. Honoring the child in all of us, Game On will be more fun than a Barrel Of Monkeys—filled with music, dancing and enough food to feed the Hungry, Hungry Hippos. As we celebrate our community, we’ll be supporting the JCC’s Annual Fund, which provides scholarships that enable children of all ages to participate in vital programs at the JCC.

big night 2013 time of our lives
Saturday, March 9, 2013
View Invitation
Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank
Honoree: PNC Bank
Attire: Leg Warmers, Shoulder Pads and Big Hair Optional

Dig your boom box out of the closet: We’re lining up the colors on our Rubik’s Cube for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s seventh annual fundraising event, JCC Big Night: Time of Our Lives. It will be a big hair evening as we celebrate the ‘80s decade in all its shoulder-padded glory on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Irene Kaufmann Building in Squirrel Hill.

 

JCC Big Night Love Boat Party 2012
March 3, 2012
View Invitation
Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank
Honoree: The Philip Chosky Charitable & Educational Foundation
Attire: Cruise Ship Casual

This Big Night will celebrate the JCC’s anchor role in the lives of so many individuals and families. Come aboard and enjoy exotic ports-of-call with tasty regional cuisine, lively entertainment and non-stop fun! Why the big splash? Big Night raises a large portion of the JCC’s Annual Fund for scholarships and to support critical programming such as child and after-school care and special needs and older adults programs. Corporate and individual sponsorships for Big Night, as well as the goodwill produced by the event, provide vital support for the JCC year-round.

 

March 5, 2011
View Invitation
Attire: Groovy Garb
Rusted Root Jam Band Concert @ 10 pm

Watch
BN ’11: Tribute  l  BN ’11: Wolf Tribute

Publicity
Trib Live  l  Post-Gazette  l  360° View  l  BN ’10: Top 10 of 2010

The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh presents its fifth annual Big Night: Peace, Love & the IKCs, at the Irene Kaufmann Building in Squirrel Hill. Peace, Love & the IKCs fondly recalls the outta sight times of the IKCs (nickname for the Irene Kaufmann Center, the predecessor to the JCC) from the late 1960s to the early 1970s.

This shindig will be the grooviest scene ever, with a DJ spinning tunes, far out food, mellow coffee house, and a silent auction. Music lovers can get down at a late-night Woodstock-style benefit concert by Pittsburgh jam band, Rusted Root.

Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank

Premier Sponsor Highmark / SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

Lead Sponsor UPMC Health Plan

Honoree John M. Wolf, Sr.

Honorary Chairs Lee Wolf and Family

Dr. Wendy Wolf and Mr. Jack Behrle • Tina Greenberg and General William Greenberg
Kay and Bill Gurtin • Amy and Greg Winokur • Nancy and Jim Wolf • Martha and John Wolf, Jr.
Adam Axler • Amy Wolf and Bennett Baumer • Dr. Keiko Greenberg and Anthony Greenberg
Elizabeth Greenberg • Grant Gurtin • Liza Gurtin • Kit and Pedro Herrera
Dr. Elizabeth Wolf and Dr. Jon Silverman • Katie Winokur • Dan Wolf • David Wolf

Chairs Ina and Larry Gumberg • Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus

Henne Jewelers Raffle

The JCC’s fourth annual Big Night was held Saturday, March 6, 2010. The event was attended by 900 guests and generated $300,000 in gross proceeds.

Honorees: JCC Board Presidents of the past 50 years

The Capitol Steps: Sponsored by the Hyman Family Foundation

Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank

Premier Sponsor: Highmark/SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

Watch “Party with the Presidents”

 

 

Cabaret shows headed by mother and daughter funny ladies from Pittsburgh, Esther and Maxine Lapiduss, were a huge hit at the JCC’s third annual Big Night. Celebrating the JCC’s glorious performing arts history, Big Night was attended by more than 700 guests. Funds raised benefited the JCC’s financial support fund, which provides scholarships and financial assistance vital to many members of our community.

Honoree: Richard E. Rauh

Presenting Sponsor: National City, now a part of PNC Bank

Premier Sponsor: Highmark/SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

Lead Sponsor: UPMC Health Plan

EKC’s Big Night, the JCC’s second annual fundraiser, was attended by more than 600 guests and netted over $100,000, a portion of which supported camp scholarships for families in need.

Honorary Chairs: Claire and Vern Reingold

Presenting Sponsor: National City

Lead Sponsors: Highmark/SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, Evan and Tracy Segal, Walnut Capital & Oxford Development Co. and its subsidiary Central Property Services

The JCC inaugurated Big Night as an annual fundraising event. More than 600 people attended Big Night, with funds raised benefiting JCC youth programs and the scholarship fund. The fun-filled evening for adults featured a silent auction and entertainment by the popular Gary Racan and the Studio E Band. Amusements included interactive games and big screen televisions broadcasting basketball games, and food by Common Plea.

Honorary Chair: Judy O’Connor

Presenting Sponsor: National City

Lead Sponsors: Highmark/SilverSneakers® & Walnut Capital

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