2021 The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation 17th Annual Luncheon

“Women of Strength During Uncertain Times”
Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
Omni William Penn Hotel Hybrid in-person/virtual event Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Awards Ceremony: 12:45 – 1:45 pm

Join us in-person, or virtually, to recognize these resilient women in our communities:

Tammy Thompson, Executive Director of Circles Greater Pitts- burgh, works to connect people across socioeconomic lines in an effort to move people and families out of poverty. Circles has assisted approx- imately 1,200 people during the pandemic by delivering basic needs to families, waiving rent, and giving small grants to businesses.

Natalie DeiCas, chef/owner of Everyday’s a Sunday Cafe, provides free food to approximately 80 families every day. Drawing on donations from 412 Food Rescue and various local donors, as well as her own per- sonal funds, Natalie ensures that anyone who walks in her door is fed, regardless of their ability to pay.

Dr. Staci Ford founded Kyle’s Hope in 2005, in honor of her son who was born with a terminal disease, to support local families’ medical and mental health needs. Working with the BGC, Laurentian Hall Apts., Zone 5 Police, Garfield Jubilee, and Garfield Commons, Dr. Ford has delivered free food to hundreds of families every week during the pandemic.

Linda Fulmer, a professional in the field of affordable housing for nearly 20 years, works tirelessly to enhance the quality of life for resi- dents of Laurentian Hall Apts. and Garfield Glen 1 & 2. Partnering with 412 Food Rescue during the pandemic, she’s helped deliver thousands of pounds of food to East End residents.

Contact Nina Gibbs (nina@bloomfield-garfield.org or 412.441.6950) for more information.

Sponsor the 17th Annual BGC Awards & Luncheon

“Women of Strength During Uncertain Times”

Your sponsorship supports meaningful community development programs in Garfield. Down load the BGC 2021 Luncheon – Sponsorship Packet

Since 1975, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC) has served Garfield and the larger East End com- munity with workforce development and career placements, affordable housing construction, mentoring & college preparation for local youths, new business development in the Penn Avenue commercial district, and neighborhood beautification projects.

Why sponsor?

Your tax-deductible sponsorship will be heavily promoted to over 100 regional business and community leaders at the Nov. 12 event, as well as the BGC’s 12,500 social media followers and our Bulletin newspaper’s 15,000+ monthly readers. In these uncertain times, we need your support more than ever to continue pro- viding critical services for local communities. See the Sponsorship Opportunities below to determine which package provides the best fit for your business. Contact nina@bloomfield-garfield.org or 412.441.6950 for more information.

Down load the BGC 2021 Luncheon – Sponsorship Packet

HERO: $10,000

• Video spotlight on BGC social media and website (12,500 followers)
• Customized volunteer engagement opportunity for your corporate team in Garfield • Special recognition and speaking opportunity at event
• Corporate signage at event
• Feature digital ad display for virtual attendees
• Back cover ad placement in event program
• Premium ad placement in BGC e-newsletter (1,340 monthly subscribers)
• 10 tickets to in-person luncheon

CHAMPION: $5,000

• Corporate signage at event
• Special recognition and speaking opportunity at event
• Feature digital ad display for virtual attendees
• Full page ad placement in event program
• Ad featured in BGC e-newsletter (1,340 monthly subscribers) • Six tickets to in-person luncheon
• Three social media shoutouts


• Four tickets to in-person luncheon • Half page ad in event program
• Logo featured in BGC e-newsletter • Two social media shoutouts

ADVOCATE: $1,500

• 2 tickets to in-person luncheon
• Recognition in BGC e-newsletter • Quarter page ad in event program • One social media shoutout

STAKEHOLDER: $500 • 1 ticket to in-person luncheon
• Business card ad in event program • Recognition in BGC’s e-newsletter


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 nina@bloomfield-garfield.org


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