Austin’s Playrooms Luncheon & Fundraiser

 

Nathalie Lemieux hosts this special event to benefit Austin’s Playrooms that features a unique silent auction and luncheon for nearly 400 of Pittsburgh’s most influential women. Invitations to the event are extended through our Table Captains, who fill their own table and help secure auction items.  Since the event’s inception in 2000, over $1.1 million has been raised to support children and families in medical facilities through the creation of Austin’s Playrooms!

Each year, all proceeds from this event are reserved for a specific playroom. The 2018 recipient is Saint Vincent Hospital - Allegheny Health Network.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2019 Austin’s Playrooms Luncheon & Fundraiser. For more information, contact Karin Girasek, Austin’s Playrooms Manager, at kgirasek@mlf66.org or 412-281-3466.

Luncheon and Fundraiser Videos

2018 Acknowledgments

Honorary Chair – Nathalie Lemieux
Event Chair – Debbie Nute
Auction Chairs – Erica Kagle

Presenting Sponsor – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sponsors – UPMC, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, HM Insurance Group, Greenberg Family, Cafaro-Livingston Charitable Trust, Kings Family Restaurant

Table Captains:

  • Nancy Angus
  • Marjorie Carlson
  • Leah Cirata
  • Ashley Czonstkowsky
  • Ranny Ferguson
  • Greenberg Family
  • Christy Hofmann
  • Cynthia Hundorfean
  • Eszter Jacobs
  • Nellie Kraus
  • Nicole Kriebel
  • Laura Kronk
  • Racheallee Lacek
  • Rachel Lizik
  • Mary Mackey
  • Lynne Marchese
  • Nancy Mathews
  • Alisha Merico
  • Virginia Montanez
  • Carol Murray
  • Judy Napoleone
  • Brigitte Nguyen
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
  • Lisa Pompeani
  • Beth Pyle
  • Leslie Rutherford
  • Cathy Safran
  • Pamela Schanwald
  • Susan Skowron
  • Katie Smith
  • Mary Fran Sponseller
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Renee Vandall
  • Patricia Vince
  • Kristen Wells
  • Tyler Wilson
  • Elyse Wright

2018 Playroom Patrons:

  • The Angus-Corcoran Family
  • Mr. & Mrs. Colby Armstrong
  • The Azur Family
  • James & Carolyn Bouchard
  • The Caufield Family
  • IMO Stanford P. Davis
  • IMO Jim DeBlasio
  • Victoria Gibbons
  • The Girasek Family
  • Gonchar Family
  • The Hammel Family
  • Pamela & James Keen
  • The Lemieux Family
  • The Morehouse Family
  • Lee & Debbie Nute
  • Jennifer Palguta
  • Susan & John Skowron
  • The Suisham Family
  • Kate & Mike Sullivan
  • Bill & Ellen Thomeier
  • Vikki Davis Whitson
  • Workspace Interiors by Office Depot

2017 Acknowledgments

Honorary Chair – Nathalie Lemieux
Event Chair – Debbie Nute
Auction Chairs – Erica Kagle

Presenting Sponsor – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sponsors – Thirty Three Foundation, UPMC, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Greenberg Family, Cafaro-Livingston Charitable Trust, Giant Eagle, Drew Mathieson Center, Plantscape

Table Captains:

  • Nancy Angus
  • Ashley Cardosi
  • Marjorie Carlson
  • Leah Cirata
  • Ranny Ferguson
  • Greenberg Family
  • Christy Hofmann
  • Cynthia Hundorfean
  • Nellie Kraus
  • Nicole Kriebel
  • Laura Kronk
  • Racheallee Lacek
  • BJ Leber
  • Mary Mackey
  • Lynne Marchese
  • Virginia Montanez
  • Carol Murray
  • Goldie Z. Ostrow
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
  • Lisa Pompeani
  • Beth Pyle
  • Leslie Rutherford
  • Pamela Schanwald
  • Susan Skowron
  • Katie Smith
  • Meg Smith
  • Mary Fran Sponseller
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Cindy Urbach
  • Renee Vandall
  • Patricia Vince
  • Kristen Wells
  • Tyler Wilson
  • Elyse Wright

2017 Playroom Patrons:

  • The Angus-Corcoran Family
  • The Azur Family
  • James & Carolyn Bouchard
  • IHO Mary V. Crawford
  • IMO Stanford P. Davis
  • IMO Jim DeBlasio
  • IHO of Ranny Ferguson
  • Victoria Gibbons
  • The Girasek Family
  • The Guerin Family
  • The Hammel Family
  • The Lemieux Family
  • The Morehouse Family
  • Lee & Debbie Nute
  • Lisa Pegden
  • IHO of Benjamin Pollon
  • Susan & John Skowron
  • Ed & Donna Stack
  • The Sykes Family
  • Bill & Ellen Thomeier
  • Workspace Interiors by Office Depot
  • The Wukich & Nocito Family

2016 Acknowledgments

Honorary Chair – Nathalie Lemieux
Event Chair – Debbie Nute
Auction Chairs – Meg Smith

Presenting Sponsor – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Silent Auction Sponsor – Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
Centerpiece & Raffle Sponsor – UPMC

Table Captains:

  • Nancy Angus
  • Tim Balconi
  • Ashley Cardosi
  • Leah Cirata
  • Ranny Ferguson
  • Paula Hencel
  • Heather Hillier
  • Christy Hofmann
  • Erica Kagle
  • Nellie Kraus
  • Nicole Kriebel
  • Laura Kronk
  • BJ Leber
  • Nathalie Lemieux
  • Mary Mackey
  • Lynne Marchese
  • Nancy Matthews
  • Pilar Meyer
  • Virginia Montanez
  • Kathy Monti
  • Carol Murray
  • Judy Napoleone
  • Debbie Nute
  • Goldie Z. Ostrow
  • Lisa Pompeani
  • Beth Pyle
  • Leslie Rutherford
  • Pam Schanwald
  • Susan Skowron
  • Meg Smith
  • Dave Soltesz
  • Mary Fran Sponseller
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Louise Urban
  • Renee Vandall
  • Patricia Vince
  • Kristen Wells
  • Elyse Wright

2016 Playroom Patrons:

  • The Bouchard Family
  • Dr. Susan Deakin
  • Virginia Hazelet
  • The Hofmann Family Foundation
  • The Lemieux Family
  • The Monti Family
  • Vanessa & David Morehouse
  • Debbie & Lee Nute
  • Mrs. Andres LP Shaner
  • Nicolle Snyder
  • Denise & Edward Stanley, III
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Workspace Interiors

2015 Acknowledgments

Honorary Chair – Nathalie Lemieux
Event Chair – Debbie Nute
Auction Chairs – Meg Smith

Presenting Sponsor – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Raffle Sponsor – The Greenberg Family
Centerpiece Sponsor – UPMC

Table Captains:

  • Nancy Angus
  • Tim Balconi
  • Ashley Cardosi
  • Leah Cirata
  • Ranny Ferguson
  • Jenny Greenberg
  • Paula Hencel
  • Heather Hillier
  • Christy Hofmann
  • Erica Kagle
  • Nicole Kriebel
  • Laura Kronk
  • Nathalie Lemieux
  • Mary Mackey
  • Lynne Marchese
  • Nancy Matthews
  • Pilar Meyer
  • Kathy Monti
  • Carol Murray
  • Judy Napoleone
  • Debbie Nute
  • Goldie Z. Ostrow
  • Beth Pyle
  • Leslie Rutherford
  • Megan Sanders
  • Pam Schanwald
  • Susan Skowron
  • Meg Smith
  • Mary Fran Sponseller
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Cindy Urbach
  • Patricia Vince
  • Kristen Wells
  • Elyse Wright

2014 Acknowledgments

Honorary Chair – Nathalie Lemieux
Event Chair – Debbie Nute
Auction Chairs – Meg Smith

Silent Auction Sponsor & Lead Patron – Sheetz
Favor Sponsor – UPMC
Centerpiece Sponsor – The Greenberg Family

Table Captains:

  • Nancy Angus
  • Leah Cirata
  • Ashley Cardosi
  • Ranny Ferguson
  • Jenny Greenberg
  • Kara Guerin
  • Heather Hillier
  • Christy Hofmann
  • Nellie Kraus
  • Nicole Kriebel
  • Laura Kronk
  • BJ Leber
  • Nathalie Lemieux
  • Mary Mackey
  • Nancy Mathews
  • Pilar Meyer
  • Kathy Monti
  • Laurie Moritz
  • Carol Murray
  • Judy Napoleone
  • Debbie Nute
  • Beth Pyle
  • Jennifer Raetz
  • Kelly Rohrich
  • Pam Schanwald
  • Susan Skowron
  • Meg Smith
  • Mary Fran Sponseller
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Cindy Urbach
  • Renee Vandall
  • Patricia Vince
  • Kristin Wells
  • Elyse Wright

2013 Acknowledgments

Honorary Chair – Nathalie Lemieux
Event Chair – Debbie Nute
Auction Chairs – Kathy Monti & Meg Smith

Centerpiece Sponsor – The Greenberg Family

Table Captains:

  • Nancy Angus
  • Leah Cirata
  • Ranny Ferguson
  • Jenny Greenberg
  • Kara Guerin
  • Heather Hillier
  • Christy Hofmann
  • Cathy Howe
  • Michele Humphreys
  • Nellie Kraus
  • Nicole Kriebel
  • Laura Kronk
  • BJ Leber
  • Nathalie Lemieux
  • Joanna Littlefield
  • Mary Mackey
  • Nancy Mathews
  • Pilar Meyer
  • Kathy Monti
  • Laurie Moritz
  • Carol Murray
  • Judy Napoleone
  • Debbie Nute
  • Jennifer Raetz
  • Pam Schanwald
  • Susan Skowron
  • Meg Smith
  • Hallie Snyder
  • Mary Fran Sponseller
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Cindy Urbach
  • Renee Vandal
  • Kristin Wells
  • Nikki Williams
  • Elyse Wright

2012 Acknowledgments

Honorary Chair – Nathalie Lemieux
Event Chair – Debbie Nute
Auction Chairs – Kathy Monti & Meg Smith

Favor Sponsor – The Greenberg Family

Table Captains:

  • Nancy Angus
  • Ranny Ferguson
  • Lisa Gaydos
  • Jenny Greenberg
  • Heather Hillier
  • Christy Hofmann
  • Carol Holbay
  • Cathy Howe
  • Michele Humphreys
  • Nellie Kraus
  • Nicole Kriebel
  • Laura Kronk
  • B.J. Leber
  • Nathalie Lemieux
  • Jonanna Littlefield
  • Mary Mackey
  • Pilar Meyer
  • Kathy Monti
  • Laurie Moritz
  • Judy Napoleone
  • Debbie Nute
  • Terri Petrick
  • Kelly Rohrich
  • Pam Schanwald
  • Susan Skowron
  • Meg Smith
  • Hally Snyder
  • Mary Fran Sponseller
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Cindy Urbach
  • Renee Vandall
  • Kristin Wells
  • Nikki Williams
  • Elyse Wright

2011 Acknowledgments

Honorary Chair – Nathalie Lemieux
Event Chair – Debbie Nute
Auction Chairs – Kathy Monti & Meg Smith

Table Captains:

  • Nancy Angus
  • Debbie Barbarita
  • Anna Dunlap
  • Ranny Ferguson
  • Pamela Gill
  • Sara Heres
  • Heather Hillier
  • Christy Hofmann
  • Carol Holbay
  • Nellie Kraus
  • B.J. Leber
  • Nathalie Lemieux
  • Mary Mackey
  • Nancy Mathews
  • Pilar Meyer
  • Kathy Monti
  • Debbie Nute
  • Kelly Rohrich
  • Pam Schanwald
  • Meg Smith
  • Susan Skowron
  • Mary Fran Sponseller
  • Ellen Thomeier
  • Dee Dee Troutman
  • Renee Vandall
  • Nikki Williams
  • Elyse Wright