Gregory’s Gala 2016
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.
Gregory’s Gala was fortunate to receive support from many local organizations, lead by our Platinum-level sponsor – Baierl Automotive. Silver-level sponsors included PNC, CCO, Bethany Christian Services, and North Way Christian Community Church. 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.
Gregory’s Gift has had the privilege to come alongside 13 families in financial support of their pending adoptions as of October 2016 (only 5 months past the Gala!). Because of your generous support, children are facing the reality of a loving home to call their own uniting into ONE FAMILY all because of ONE GIFT. This incredible journey is only possible because of your support, so from all of us at Gregory’s Gift we say THANK YOU. We could not have done it without your support and all you have done this year to open the doors for children in need of a loving family.
Gregory’s Gala has a strong leadership team, consisting of individuals who have adopted a child into their family and of individuals who have a heart for orphans. Our leadership team consists of founding members of Gregory’s Gift, David and Lisa Wert, and Victoria Carlson, who are joined by local Pittsburgh personality, Stephen Cropper, and former Pittsburgh Steeler, Jeff Hartings. The team is rounded out by a strong group of professionals with a wide variety of experiences, including technology and web-development, management of non-profit organizations, financial development, communications, and fundraising.
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).