Gregory's Gala

Our inaugural Gala, a 1920's themed fundraising event, was a tremendous success!  Amid the glitz and the glam of Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory, Gregory's Gala provided a fun evening of fun, food, and fundraising to benefit the Gregory's Gift Adoption Fund. 

Due to the collective support of our sponsors and the many in-kind donations made to Gregory's Gift and our managing partners at Lifesong for Orphans, Gregory's Gala raised over $50,000 to benefit adoptive families in need of financial support to complete their adoption process.

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Kickin' 4 Kidz

Kickin’ 4 Kidz was established in 2012 as the first fundraising activity to begin building Gregory’s Gift Adoption Fund. The event was a 4 hour benefit soccer clinic where kids (K-8th grade) put their feet into action to help adoptive families overcome financial hurdles associated with adopting a child. Guest coaches and players from the Riverhounds professional soccer team provided a mixture of soccer skill instruction and fun competitive challenges under the light of the Avonworth soccer field. The inaugural event raised $10,000 to benefit the Adoption Fund!

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WHAT IS GREGORY'S GIFT?

Gregory’s Gift in an organization started by a dedicated team of families whose hearts’ desire is to help bring waiting orphans into the homes of loving families. Our mission is to increase the feasibility of adoption for willing families through the development of financial partnerships which will assist in overcoming the financial hurdles encountered during adoption. Financial assistance to adoptive families occurs through the provision of interest-free loans and matching grants, managed by one of the nation’s premier adoption advocates, Lifesong for Orphans (501c3). It is also our hope that through outreach efforts, every individual realizes their capacity to make a difference in the life of an orphan… we all can help bring ONE CHILD, using ONE GIFT, into ONE FAMILY!

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Financial assistance to adoptive families occurs through the provision of interest-free loans and matching grants, managed by one of the nation’s premier adoption advocates, Lifesong for Orphans (501c3).

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WHAT IMPACT HAS GREGORY'S GIFT HAD?

Our in inaugural funding efforts ($10,000) have previously enabled our organization to: 1) successfully provide funding for a Pennsylvania family’s adoption of a child with special needs from Africa, and 2) provide financial assistance to international partners to build safe housing units in the Ukraine for older teens who have aged out of the adoption process.

WHAT IS OUR VISION FOR 2016?

As funding organizations are continually overwhelmed by the thousands of adoptive family’s requests for financial assistance each year, some of the nation’s most successful funding organizations, like Show Hope, are having to turn away close to 50% of families. Resources are simply not available to meet the tremendous demand.

In response to this growing shortfall, Gregory’s Gift has re-dedicated its efforts for 2016, and looks to establish itself as a more significant resource for financial assistance at the local, state, and national level. For the 2016 funding year, Gregory’s Gift has set a goal of helping 20 families achieve their adoption dream – an estimated $100,000 undertaking.

 

The Grachen Family

As I was getting closer to Jesus he pointed me in the direction of International Adoption. Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

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The Graf Family

Our adoption story is a little unconventional. Our third child, Maxwell, was born in South Korea, but we knew he was meant to be ours, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Nadzam Family

I was born on April 24, 1970 and was adopted in infancy by my parents, Arlene and Andrew Nadzam. They brought me home from the hospital at 4 days old.  They were just getting used to parenting infants, since they had begun the adoption of my brother, Mike, just 4 months earlier!

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The Origel Family

In 2009, I thought that I would be a single mother for the rest of my life. Little did I know, God had a greater plan in store to redeem my story and my family legacy.

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Reichart Family

Niki and I will be celebrating fourteen years of marriage this June. We had conversations about adoption before we were ever married and knew that we wanted adoption to be part of our family story. The question for us was not if we would adopt but more how or when we would adopt.

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The Ticich Family

We ran into a colleague of Jeff’s in the airport in London and happily told him where we had been and how we had met the children. His reaction was… “Children? Three children?

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The Wright Family

Often times we are asked why we decided to adopt.  While this question presents the opportunity to discuss our lives and faith in great detail, we typically respond quite simply by saying “we were called to.”

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Applying for Adoption Assistance @ Gregory's Gift

if your interested in applying for funding through Gregory's Gift, or know someone who would be, please download and complete our Adoption Assistance application.  Once completed, send the completed application and supporting materials to the address provided by Lifesong for Orphans (found on the application).

Please contact us by email should you have any questions pertaining to the application or subsequent processes.