The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter, along with UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, are proud to present Pittsburgh's 50 Finest. The chosen honorees exemplify leadership qualities, are active in their communities, and have excelled within their chosen industry. Those selected are among the most prominent, influential and successful young professionals in our city! For more than 25 years, Pittsburgh's 50 Finest have put their creativity, passion and competitive spirit to the test as they’ve worked together to raise funds and awareness to support the mission of the CF Foundation. The 2023 class of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest are striving to continue to help blaze a trail forward to find a cure for all those living with CF.  

This year’s honorees have committed to professional growth through a guided fundraising and awareness campaign which includes networking, socializing at events, fundraising and connecting with our local CF Community. Their campaign will culminate with the Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Finale Celebration, on Friday, September 29, 2023 at The Wyndham Grand Downtown. This event aims to celebrate the class’ overall success, as well as to recognize each individual honoree for their outstanding accomplishments.

Thank you to this class for hosting these events to raise funds and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Upcoming Events:

Hosted by the Honorees

Grillin' for a Cure

September 5, 2023

Where: Walter's Southern Kitchen
What  Football Season Kick-Off. Join us for great food, a cornhole contest, and amazing auction items! Ticket includes one free drink. 
Price: $40 for adults, $15 for kids
Honoree: Emma McCarthey
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Y2K Night

September 7, 2023

Where: Helltown Brewing - in the Strip
1700 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222

WhatTrivia and dance party with a Y2k theme. dj and food will be donated. Hosted at Helltown Brewery in strip. Guests are provided two drink tickets per person.
Prizes for winners of trivia and other challenges during the event.
Price: Suggested $25 admission fee
Honoree: Alex Regina:

Shimmy Low for CF

September 8, 2023

Where: The Gutherie Theater, Grove City
What  Benefit concert featuring Scott Blasey with special guests 15 Minutes Late and Seth Verba & Fawn Todd
Price: See all ticket options 
Honoree: Jamie Gildersleeve

Charity Golf Outing & Reception

September 9, 2023

1 pm Shotgun Start
Where: 1781 Club
681 Church Hill Road Finleyville, PA 15332

What: Golf simulators open at 11am
Registration & Lunch at 12pm
Shotgun Scramble 1pm
Reception & Cash Bar 4:30pm
Price:$175 Per Person ($650 per foursome)
Honoree: Mitch Creehan:

Royal Brunch

September 10, 2023


Where: Westmoreland Country Club
What: Start your day in the most royal way with this one-of-a-kind experience! Join us for brunch and activities that includes a royal meet and greet and with photos and autographs!
Price: Varies - See Flyer. 
Honorees: Melissa Merriman

Karl's Putt for a Cure

September 17, 2023

1 - 4 pm 
WherePittsburgh Puttshack  
Strip District Terminal - 1729 Smallman St.
What: Join Honoree Marco Colalillo and enjoy a fun mini-golf outing at the Pittsburgh Puttshack! The event includes 18 holes of golf and appetizers! It's a perfect chance to relax and network with industry professionals. Golf attire is recommended but not required. 

Register now to secure your spot!

Price: $60/Golfer (Advanced) & $75/Golfer (Day-of) 

Sunday Funday

September 17, 2023


Where: OnPar Now: 1669 Smallman Street
What: Join John and Rachael of YaJagOff! for the ultimate indoor golf experience with putting contests, Millie's Ice Cream, Cinderlands Beer and more!
Price: $50 
Honorees: Channing Powell:
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