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!
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Allegheny Health Network
Catalyst Communities LLC
First National Bank of PA
Wagner Agency INC. Insurance
Goehring, Rutter, & Boehm
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Flaherty & Ohara
TriState Capital Bank
Gatesburg Road Development
UPMC Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Doyle for Congress Committee
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Bloomfield Development Corp
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