At Sojourner House’s signature fundraiser, the 14th Annual Victorian Tea, 350 guests attended the on Sunday, April 15, 2018, raising over $60,000. The event was chaired by Nancy Davis, Sojourner House board member. Special thanks to honorary chair, Karin Mayr, Founder and CEO of Sabika Jewelry. This year’s Pearl of Hope recipient was Lynne Chadwick, CAO and Director of Risk & Compliance at BNY Mellon, and long-time Sojourner House supporter. Shannon Perrine, reporter for WTAE-TV’s Action News, was the event emcee.
The event featured a silent auction, basket raffle, and program that included a poetry reading from a Sojourner House graduate, and a live musical performance from Eric Granata and Nina Sainato. The program also included a proclamation from the City of Pittsburgh presented by Henry Horn-Pyatt on behalf of the Office of Mayor William Peduto. Guests were among a unique audience to view the debut of a new video, “Words Without Walls Poetry Reading“. Post Script Productions, LLC, a silver sponsor of the Tea, filmed and produced the video.
Below are a few photos from the event, please check out our Facebook page for more.