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Fund It Forward's Executive Director Kristin Hasley with Co-Founder and Chairwoman Rose Morris (above).

Rose Morris with Cassandra Cooper, Vice President with First Commonwealth Bank and WTAE reporter Sheldon Ingram who emceed the evening (below).

    

    

The Pittsburgh Dad with Board member Craig Rathmell with wife Mashel (above left), Daily Difference Award Winner Tara Hillegas and her husband Curtis (above right) and Rose Morris, Founder and president of Fund It Forward (below).











    

   

    


     



     



     





THE EVENING

An evening of intrigue and fine dining awaits you...
at the Night Circus.




6:00 - 7:00 PM
Passed Hors d'oeuvres | Cocktails (two drinks gratis)

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Plated Dinner | Award Presentation

8:00 - 10:00 PM
Sweet Treats and Coffee | Dancing

Throughout the evening...
Special Guest Pittsburgh Dad
Silent Auction | Entertainers and Performers | Photo Booth


Black Tie Optional





THE AWARDS

Fund it Forward will present two awards during the gala:

The Spirit of Community Award
created to recognize a community leader that gives their time, talent and resources to help raise awareness for the special needs community.


The Making A Daily Difference Award
created to recognize professionals changing the lives of children with special needs and their families.

 

And the winners are...


Tara Hillegas (Making A Daily Difference Award )

and

Linda Dickerson (The Spirit of Community Award).

 

 

THE NOMINEES

Nominations were accepted through the FUND IT FORWARD Website from August 1 through September 25, 2013.

The public was invited to vote for the Making a Daily Difference Award receipient, whereas Fund It Forward's board of directors will vote for the recpient of the Spirit of the Community Award.

Deadline for voting was November 6th, 2013 at midnight.

 

The Making a Daily Difference Award

Created to recognize professionals changing the lives of children with special needs and their families.

The Spirit of the Community Award

Created to recognize a community leader who gives his time, talent and resources to help raise awareness for the special needs community.

THE SPONSORS
Sponsors as of September 22, 2013

Gold Sponsor
Pittsburgh Magazine

Silver Sponsors
Abram's Bed, LLC - The maker of The Safety Sleeper
First Commonwealth Bank
Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.

Bronze Sponsor
North Side Imports
Sincerely Yogurt

 

 

The Cause

  • Fund it forward

    is a volunteer run non-profit organization which believes that parents of special needs children are strong, willing and able to endure daily struggles. They advocate every day to help their children gain independence, they fight insurance companies to approve equipment, pay expensive medical bills, and sometimes even battle with medical professionals to get their children the care they deserve.

  • Our Mission

    is to ease the burdens of families with special needs children by raising money for adaptive equipment not covered by health insurance.

    We hope to build bridges within the vast special needs community by enabling families to reach beyond their own circumstances and into the lives of others with compassion and empathy.



  • Contact

    FUND IT FORWARD
    P.O. Box 457, Wexford, PA 15090
    Phone: 303 - 619 - 3514
    www.funditfwd.org

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