We are delighted to announce that Tammy Thompson, the esteemed Founder and Executive Director of Catapult Greater Pittsburgh, has been named the honorary chair for the 20th Annual Victorian Tea hosted by Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS. Thompson, a former board member of Sojourner House MOMS, brings with her a wealth of experience as a Housing Counselor and a passionate advocate for financial literacy and family empowerment.
Having personally navigated through the challenges of poverty and homelessness, Thompson brings a unique perspective to her advocacy work. “Her first-hand experiences with poverty and homelessness have given her a unique perspective. I am ecstatic and grateful to have her as our honorary chair,” remarked De’netta Benjamin-Miller, Executive Director of Sojourner House.
In her role as honorary chair, Thompson will help promote the event and serve as one of the speakers at the tea. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 14, 2024, from 2-4pm at the elegant Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Additionally, registered attendees are invited to a meet and greet session from 1-2pm, also hosted at the Omni William Penn Hotel.
The Annual Victorian Tea stands as the flagship fundraiser for Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS. Guests can anticipate an afternoon filled with the charm of a traditional tea, alongside engaging in a silent auction and basket raffle. Furthermore, attendees will have the opportunity to gain insights into the profound impact of the organization on the lives of families grappling with substance use disorder and homelessness.
This year’s Victorian Tea is made possible through the generous support of sponsors such as UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, The John Marzullo Team, Compass RE, Alphabet City Development, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Shift Collaborative, Signature Financial Group, EKS Solutions, and Sisterson & Co., LLP. Their contributions are invaluable in ensuring the success of this significant event. For those eager to learn more about this year’s Victorian Tea and how they can contribute to the cause, please visit Sojourner House’s website at www.sojournerhousepa.org/support/victorian-tea
Join us as we celebrate the spirit of community and leadership embodied by Tammy Thompson and the tireless efforts of Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS in creating brighter futures for families in need.