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Emerald Evening Gala 2019

September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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GBA is thrilled to announce our 5 awardees for this year’s Emerald Evening Gala, in addition to inaugurating Pittsburgh’s UN Center of Excellence on High Performance Building.

Every year, GBA’s supporters and community partners come together to celebrate notable projects and people who have impacted our region – and the globe – with visionary sustainability projects. In 2019, we are honoring 5 people and projects that have transformed communities across the region, demonstrating boldness of leadership and ingenuity of spirit.  We will be welcoming the UNECE’s Scott Foster to open this inspiring line-up with the official inauguration of Pittsburgh’s United Nations Center of Excellence on High Performance Building.  We are overjoyed to announce our winners for the 2019 Emerald Evening Gala:

Vivian Loftness
Legacy Award

Malik Bankston
Luminary Award

Vanguard Award

Erie Community
Beacon Award

DMI Companies
Enterprise Award


This year’s gala will be hosted at the MuseumLab – one of Pittsburgh’s new cultural institutions and a shining example of the work that GBA members accomplish. This historic project of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is pursuing some of the most rigorous certifications in performance and health, in addition to meeting Pittsburgh 2030 District goals. Gala attendees will not only get exclusive access to the entire museum, but can also take the opportunity to tinker in the maker lab and explore the Gymlacium in the stacks while bidding on items in the silent auction. 

Directions to MuseumLab: Parking at The Children’s Museum is free, but limited spots are available. Street parking is available nearby and paid parking is available at NOVA Place to the south of the Museum. The Museum Lab is a separate building from the main Children’s Museum. It is to the right of the main Children’s Museum in the old Carnegie Free Library building.


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Rebecca Flora
ReMake Group, Co-Chair

Abass Kamara
The Carey Group, Co-Chair

Terri Baltimore
Hill House Association

Christen Cieslak
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Darla Cravolta
Allegheny County

Benson Gabler
International Living Future Institute

William Generett Jr.
Duquesne University

Gretchen Givens Generett
Duquesne University

Pete Jefferson
Branch Pattern

Michael Kuhn
Jendoco Construction

Majestic Lane
City of Pittsburgh

Gary Moshier

Scott Pollock
Oxford Development

Aurora Sharrard
University of Pittsburgh

Sandra Taylor
Chatham University

Alan Traugolt
CJL Engineering

Brian White
Butler Area School District












Is your business interested in an Emerald Evening sponsorship? It’s a great way to invest in your company’s visibility while supporting work critical to reshaping our region.  Review our sponsorship opportunities here, or contact our Relationship & Development Director Elisabeth Udyawar to learn about ways to connect with our community.






September 12, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Elisabeth Udyawar


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square
Pittsburgh, 15212 United States
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