The American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania will honor Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh, with its Distinguished Leadership Award at the annual Red Cross Ball, scheduled to be held on Saturday, Mar. 19, at the Omni William Penn, in Pittsburgh.
“We are pleased to recognize Chancellor Emeritus Nordenberg with the Distinguished Leadership Award and celebrate his many achievements,” said Mark Kempic, chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania. “The Red Cross Ball enables us to raise the funds necessary for our vital disaster relief efforts in the area and we are thankful for the support from the local business community,” he said.
The black-tie gala will begin at 6 p.m. with the VIP Cocktail Hour, a reception in the hotel’s Urban Room. The ball – featuring fine dining and dancing – begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.
The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Distinguished Leadership Award to Chancellor Emeritus Nordenberg. The Distinguished Leadership Award is presented every year to an individual within the community who, through his or her leadership and charitable pursuits, makes a true difference in southwestern Pennsylvania.
In addition to the award presentation, the night will also give guests the opportunity to take home elegant treasures through silent and live auctions.
According to Patricia Waldinger, regional CEO of the American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania, all proceeds from the event will help the local Red Cross fulfill its lifesaving mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.
“The Red Cross – which is not a government agency and relies solely on the support of the community to fulfill its mission – responds to a disaster nearly every day in southwestern Pennsylvania,” she said. “The funds raised from the ball will directly support disaster relief in Allegheny, Washington and Greene counties.”
For sponsorship information and ticket information, call the Red Cross at 412-263-3100.
MEDIA POLICY: Members of the media are welcome to cover the Red Cross Ball; arrangements should be made in advance by contacting Kevin Brown, Regional Director of Communications, at 412-925-9359.