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14th Annual Grapevine–A Wine Tasting Event

On May 18, 2017, nearly 300 guests attended the 14th Annual Grapevine – A Wine Tasting Event at Howl at the Moon Pittsburgh. At this upscale happy hour, guests had the opportunity to enjoy fine wines, tasty tapas and live, toe-tappin' tunes. Special to this year's event, wish kid alum Trey Singletary, whose wish for musical instruments was granted in 2010, joined us as he headlined the musical entertainment. Throughout the evening, guests participated in a chance auction, silent auction and Mystery Wine Sale, and by the end of the night, the event raised more than $63,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish. Thank you to everyone who came out -- by attending Grapevine, you've helped to give children with life-threatening medical conditions the endless happiness of a wish-come-true! We want to extend a warm thank you to our sponsors: The Coury Firm, Saul Ewing LLP, Louis Anthony Jewelers, UPMC Health Plan and 84 Lumber Company.
  • Pictured here are wish kid alum Trey with his sister Tiahna, his girlfriend Katie and his mom Nicole. In 2010 both siblings had their wishes granted. Tiahna wished to go to the Orlando theme parks and Trey wished to have a brand new piano.

  • Pictured here is David Berk, Chairman of the Make-A-Wish Board of Directors, as he introduced wish kid alum Trey on the stage.

  • Wish alum Trey on stage playing the piano at the event.

  • Pictured here are Make-A-Wish Development intern Sara Petsis and Make-A-Wish Foundation Assistant Andy McKenna ready to check in guests at this year's Grapevine.

  • Pictured here are a few Make-A-Wish Board of Directors members. From left to right: Victoria McKinney, Chair David Berk, Esq., David Hardwick, Emeritus Board Mark McKenna, Esq., Ray Carson, Make-A-Wish President & CEO Judith Stone, and Vice-Chair Jeremy Kronman.

  • Pictured here are more guests at the event, with Make-A-Wish Support Services Assistant Carolyn Wilson (second on the left) and Development Coordinator Samara Silverstein (in the center).

  • Friends, families and locals enjoyed an evening of wine and supporting wishes.

  • Auction items on the table ready for bidding.

  • Delicious food and hors d'oeuvres were served at each wine station.

  • Pictured here are Joseph Chen and Brian Logue of BNY Mellon, who volunteered at the event.

  • Pictured here are Make-A-Wish volunteers Susan Yanosick and Linda Opferman manning their stations.

  • Guest at the event enjoying the appetizer and wine selections.

  • Pictured here are the Eldridge Communications team with Make-A-Wish Development Coordinator Shannon O'Halloran (left-center) and Communications Assistant Liz Simison (right-center).

  • Pictured here are Grapevine Committee Member Emily Druchniak and her husband, Michael.

  • Pictured here are Grapevine Event Chair Kim Carradine with Make-A-Wish Director of Development Stephanie Pugliese.

  • Guest check out some of the auction items before the bidding begins.

  • Pictured here Make-A-Wish volunteer Max Petrunya helps a guest bid online.

  • Guest trying hors d'oeuvres at wine station two.

  • This year's Silent Auction Sponsor was UPMC Health Plan.

  • A Make-A-Wish volunteer ready to uncork an evening of wishes.

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