Oakland’s Drink for Pink 2017 Benefiting Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh

Oakland Business Improvement District’s annual Drink For Pink event was a pleasure and a success! We would like to thank the participants, donors, and all individuals who helped out. A very special thank you goes to Stack’d Burgers & Beer in Oakland for not only hosting the event, but also generously donating 100% of the tips, Blue Moon sales, and Pink Sangria sales to Susan G Komen Pittsburgh. Another set of thank you’s go to the four generous raffle donors: New Balance (who donated a full Susan G Komen custom running outfit), Fuel & Fuddle (who donated a tasty selection of beers), Pittsburgh Festival Opera (who donated two tickets to select performances), and Whimsy on Fifth (who donated a basket of goodies). Thanks to all of these efforts, OBID is proud to announce that we have raised over $2,250 for Susan G Komen Pittsburgh!
Thank you so much for your support to a very deserving non-profit organization who constantly works towards putting an end to breast cancer.

Click HERE for photos from the event.

Oakland Takes Part in Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial

On Friday, March 18, Oakland took part in celebrating Pittsburgh’s Incorporation Day at the City-County Building. Greeting people with smiles, representatives from Oakland community-focused organizations were pleased to hand out materials promoting Oakland cultural amenities and display an ‘Oakland Then & Now’ presentation.

Left: Kannu Sahni, University of Pittsburgh; Connie George & Carley Adams, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens; Rose Savage & Jonathan Winkler, Oakland Business Improvement District.

Left: Kannu Sahni, University of Pittsburgh; Connie George & Carley Adams, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens; Rose Savage & Jonathan Winkler, Oakland Business Improvement District.

Drink for Pink 2016

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(From left): Paul Supowitz, Vice Chancellor for Community and Governmental Relations for the University of Pittsburgh; Senator Jay Costa; Pat Narduzzi, University of Pittsburgh Head Coach of Panther Football; Rebecca Bagley, Vice Chancellor for Economic Partnerships for the University of Pittsburgh; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

On Thursday, February 25, Peter’s Pub in Oakland was filled to the brim – not only with guests and local celebs, but with donations to Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh! Drink for Pink is an annual
event where the Oakland Business Improvement District and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, with sponsorship from Dollar Bank, join forces to support the cause. In Oakland, people enjoyed pink cocktails, tasty hors d’oerves and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. Special guests and local celebs were around to take selfies and chat with making the event a one-of-a-kind. Looking forward to next year’s Drink for Pink!

Check out the Photos HERE!

Oakland Leadership Celebration

On Monday, December 15th, history was made as Oakland’s five newest leaders took the stage at Alumni Hall to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Oakland community and discuss their visions for Oakland’s future.

The five leaders included Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher; Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh; Carlow University President Suzanne Mellon; Jo Ellen Parker, president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; and Leslie Davis, senior vice president of UPMC, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Health Services Division.

OBID and OTF would like to thank their many incredible community partners who came together to make the Oakland Leadership Celebration such a success.