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 28 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 2024 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 20, 2024 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

Putt for a Cure

June 13, 2024

6-9pm

Where: Puttshack
What:  We hope you are able to join us for a round of golf, drinks and delicious appetizers and desserts. Tickets range from $20-$75, and all include unlimited play from 6-9pm. FIRST 25 PEOPLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS WILL RECEIVE A SWAG BAG WITH ITEMS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES AND A VOUCHER TO COME BACK TO PUTTSHACK AND PLAY, DRINK & EAT! Additionally, the event will include a silent auction, and a chance to win some fun prizes.
Price: $20-$75 
Honoree: Lauren DeDomenic
                  laurenmhb@gmail.com

Regency Charity Ball

June 14, 2024

7:30pm

Where: Rivers Club
What:  Join all the other members of the town in a charity ball that's perfect for fans of Bridgerton! There will be a DJ, a dance floor, prizes and auction items, a photo booth, fun touches like signature Bridgerton themed cocktails, and more! The attire is semi-formal with Bridgerton themed costumes and dresses encouraged!

Price: - Spill the Tea VIP: $125, includes early admission at 7:30 pm, light appetizers during VIP hour, 3 hours of open bar on beer and wine, and a designated seating area
Diamond of the Season: $82.25, includes admission at 8:30 pm, 2 hours of open bar on beer and wine, and a designated seating area
- General Admission: $50, includes admission at 8:30 pm and cash bar 
Honoree: Karen Hoang
                   karen.ariana.hoang@gmail.com 

Yoga + Pilates Class

June 22, 2024

9-10am

Where: Mt. Washington - Paul F. Jones Overlook 
What:  You're invited to join me as I lead a Yoga x Pilates fusion class on the top of Pittsburgh! Please bring your own mat and stay for coffee + a build your own flower bouquet bar following class!
Price: $25
Honoree: Laura Gregory
                   lagregory19@gmail.com

Aspinwall Luncheon

June 22, 2024

12-3:30pm
Where: Luke & Mike's Front Porch
What:  An impressive assortment of prizes up for grabs, ranging from lavish gift baskets and spa packages to exciting tech gadgets and travel vouchers. Delicious refreshments and hors d'oeuvres to tantalize your taste buds as you mingle with fellow supporters and bid on your favorite items.
Price: $35 
Honoree: Lauren McCann
                 lauren.mccann@altiumpkg.com 

CFFxStride

June 22, 2024

12pm


Where: Stride South Hills in Bridgeville
What: Stride will be sponsoring a combo workout class. $25 admission ticket to reserve a treadmill for the event. Limited space available.

Price: $25
Honoree: Emily Filus 
                ejfilus@gmail.com

 

Ride 4 Leyna

June 23, 2024

12pm


Where: Brush Creek Inn
What: Motorcycle ride includes free cookout and drink specials.
Price: $30 - Riders, $20 - Passengers
Honoree: Aubre Stacknick 
                astacknick@piattsir.com

 

Yoga for Cystic Fibrosis

June 26, 2024

7:15pm


Where: Sneha Collective
What: Yoga class benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Price: $25
Honoree: Chelsea Leya
                 chelseabosiljevac@gmail.com
 

Ladies Night

June 28, 2024

6-9pm


Where: Studio Manor
What: A ladies night full of fun raising money for cystic fibrosis! Come join us for permanent jewelry, tiny tattoos, spray tans, soaps and scrubs, candles, and most importantly coffee from the Roaming Bean truck! Other fundraising activities will also be available! Bring your girlfriends and let's have a fantastic ladies night out for CF!

Price: Donation of any amount
Honoree: Megan Boyd  
                 boydfam1221@gmail.com
 

Hotdogs & Haircuts

June 29, 2024

11am - 4pm


Where: Ashley's Sharp Cuts
1120 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

WhatIncludes a Hot Dog, Drink Ticket, and other snacks and refreshments

Price: $10
Honoree: Ashley Ewing
                 Ashley@ashleyssharpcuts.com
 

Sweat for the Cure

June 29, 2024

12-3pm


Where: Faster Fitness in Robinson Twp.
What: Three classes to choose from, or do all 3!
Faster HIIT 12:00-12:30
Pure Barre 12:45-1:15
Kam Jamz 1:30-2:00


Price: $30
Honoree: Kristen Orndoff  
                 kat88@pitt.edu
 

A Taste of Tuscany

July 10, 2024

6pm 
Where: G's on Liberty
What: Savor the flavor of Italy by enjoying 3 wines paired with delicious cuisines from the region of Tuscany, along with dessert

Price: $60
Honoree: Natalie Blazevich


Fairy Tale Formal Ball

July 13, 2024

7pm 

Where: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
What: Step into a realm of magic and whimsy at our Enchanted Fairytale Ball, a spectacular event supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Join us on a journey through an enchanted forest where fairy tales come to life and dreams take flight. Indulge in an evening of enchantment. Dance the night away amidst shimmering lights and cascading flowers, all while supporting a worthy cause close to our hearts.

Price: $55
Honoree: Lauren McCann  

3rd Annual 65 Roses Prom

August 9, 2024

7pm - 11pm

Where: Rivers Club
What: Join us for a night of dancing, drinking and donating to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! 

Price: $50
HonoreesEmily Filus & Madison Caufield  

                                                                                         ejfilus@gmail.com    caufieldm3@gmail.com

Grillipalooza

August 16, 2024

5:30pm - 11:30pm

Where: Discovery Church
170 Scharberry Ln.
Mars, PA 16046
What: Get ready for a sizzling good time as we come together to support a great cause. Join us for a day filled with delicious BBQ, fun games, and live music. Let's unite to raise awareness and funds to help strike out cystic fibrosis. Bring your friends and family for a day of food, laughter, and community spirit. Together, we can make a difference! 

Price: $25
HonoreeJason Grilli  
                   jgrilli49@gmail.com

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