Downtown Experience Awards Dinner

Downtown Experience Awards Dinner (Annual Dinner)

ANNOUNCEMENT (3/16/2021): The Annual Experience Awards Dinner has been postponed; the new date is 6/7/22

The Annual Experience Award recognizes groups and individuals who have made a significant impact on our vibrant Downtown community. This year's recipients include

  • Ed Gainey, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Public Servant of the Year
  • Lisa Schroeder, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Nonprofit Person of the Year
  • Kevin Wade, PNC Bank, Corporate Person of the Year

Be an insider at this year’s Downtown Community Development Corporation’s Annual Dinner. Please join County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey as we announce the Downtown revitalization plan to all of our guests at the August 18th dinner. 

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This exclusive evening kicks off with a cocktail hour from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and is immediately followed by a three-course, sit-down dinner, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The menu comes with three choices:

  • Fish-Salmon with lemon and caper sauce
  • Chicken- Herb Brined Chicken Breast with Chicken Ju
  • Vegetarian- Fall Squash Risotto with roasted Butternut squash, Squash Puree, Shitake and Oyster Mushrooms, Sage and parmesan

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Sponsorship opportunities for the event include:

Gold Level - $5,000

  • Entitles sponsor to a speaking role at the dinner
  • Acknowledgment from the podium
  • Banner at event
  • Table of ten tickets
  • Logo on Downtown CDC success panels
  • Two feature articles in the highly lauded "The Downtowner" e-newsletter
  • Listing on the Downtown CDC website
  • Social media promotion.

Silver Level - $2,500

  • Entitles sponsor to six event tickets
  • Acknowledgment from the podium
  • Signage at the event
  • Listing on the Downtown CDC website
  • One feature article in the highly lauded "The Downtowner" e-newsletter
  • Social media promotion.

Bronze Level - $1,000

  • Entitles sponsor to four event tickets
  • Signage at the event
  • Acknowledgment from the podium
  • Listing on the Downtown CDC website
  • Acknowledgement in the highly lauded "The Downtowner" e-newsletter
  • Social media promotion

Individual Tickets are $95. The cost for a table of 10 is $900.

As we enter year eight of our existence, the Downtown Community Development
Corporation is hard at work on your behalf.

Below are some of the projects we are currently working on or have completed in our community:
• Pittsburgh Downtown Dog Park that opened in December 2016
• The Highmark Italian strEAT Festival July 2017 and 2018
• The Highmark International strEAT Festival June 2019
• Business Ambassadors
• Pittsburgh Fashion Week (PGHFW)
• Pittsburgh Fashion Summit
• Master plan for Downtown - The 15 minute project
Without the Downtown CDC, the following events and programs would not exist:
• Downtown Grocery Store (Market Street Grocery)
• Third Tuesday Happy Hour
• Developers Forum
• Music City Downtown
• Downtown Speaker Series, a partnership with Point Park University
• E-Newsletter for Downtown Residents and Workforce (The Downtowner)
• Downtown CDC Annual Experience Awards Dinner
• Downtown Residents Advocacy
• Resident Ambassadors
• Downtown Review Committee
• Downtown Concierge Service
• Sixth Street Trees Lighting
• Business and Retail Recruitment
• Downtown Dining Club
• Downtown Book Club
• Downtown Writers Group
• PGH Invite List

To become a sponsor, please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you for all your support. We could not conceive, work on, or complete all the projects we have now and in the future without the support of stakeholders like yourself. We look forward to continuing our work with you.

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