The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation 16th Annual Luncheon

Downtown – On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 local residents, government officials, community groups, banks, and more gathered at the Omni William Penn Hotel to celebrate the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s (BGC) sixteenth annual luncheon.

This year’s luncheon honored the efforts of Women of Distinction in Community Development. The keynote speaker was Gisele Fetterman, the Second Lady of PA, who has dedicated her energy to grass-roots programs in Braddock. The crowd was moved to tears as Mrs. Fetterman described her childhood and how she uses it as motivation in her work today, noting that connecting individuals with homes, food, and clothing are her main goals.

The late Aggie Brose was the cornerstone of the BGC, and this year’s luncheon. Speakers who knew her well honored her legacy with fond memories and anecdotes. As part of the ceremony, the BGC presented the first annual Aggie Brose awards.  The inaugural honorees are: LaShawn Burton Faulk, of Manchester Citizens Corp.; Celeste Scott, of Pittsburgh United; and Jessica Smith Perry, of the URA. Family members of the late Aggie Brose joined BGC Executive Director Rick Swartz in presenting these special awards. Commander Jason Lando, formerly of PGH Police Zone 5, was presented the Distinguished Public Service award.

BGC 2019 Luncheon- Photos by John Colombo

Video tribute to Aggie Brose

BGC Year in Review & Future Goals Video

Thank you to our sponsors!

If you would like to be a sponsor of our 2020 event
contact Nina Gibbs at


Allegheny Health Network

Mistick Construction

Learning Place


Bridgeway Capital

Catalyst Communities LLC


Phase One

Citizens Bank


First National Bank of PA

Standard Bank

Wagner Agency INC. Insurance

Dollar Bank

Goehring, Rutter, & Boehm

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Flaherty & Ohara


Comfort Keepers

TriState Capital Bank

Gatesburg Road Development

UPMC Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center

WesBanco Bank


Pittsburgh Glass Center

Doyle for Congress Committee

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

Howard Hanna

LGA Partners

Bloomfield Development Corp

Garfield Jubilee


Last Year's Luncheon
 The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s Board of Directors  celebrated 2018’s achievements on Friday Nov 9, 2018 at The Omni William Penn.

The festivities kicked off with a Short Film by 
Documentary artist, Chris Ivey

The Keynote Speaker for the event was 
State Rep. Ed Gainey D-Allegheny from The PA House of Representatives.  
Emcee was P.J. Maloney of KQV Radio 
Awards were given!
Pioneer Honoree: 
John Axtell, Neighborhood Advocate 
Public Service Honoree: 
Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus group