Awards Luncheon 2018
A huge and heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors, supporters and friends who came out in force on October 30th for our 5th annual STAND UP for STANDING FIRM Awards Luncheon. The luncheon, a sell out for the second year in a row, was held in the beautiful grand ballroom of the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. This year’s event was particularly poignant in the immediate aftermath of the tragic Tree of Life shooting of the previous week. Our thoughts and those of the attendees were certainly with the wider Pittsburgh community throughout the event.
Employer of the Year
Accepting his year’s Employer of the Year Award was President and CEO, Leroy Ball of KOPPERS. Koppers was recognized for the significant action steps made by the company this year to address partner violence in the workplace.
Champion(s) of the Year
Our 2017 Champion awardees Susan Nitzberg and Barb Penner (in memorium), were honored with gratitude for their many years of service and tireless devotion to STANDING FIRM. Keynote Speaker, Janine Latus, author of If I am missing or Dead, a sister’s story of love, murder and liberation, whose own sister lost her life to partner violence, shared her powerful and inspirational story with the room highlighting the critical importance of addressing partner violence in the workplace.
Thank you to our sponsors
We wish to offer a special thank you to our naming sponsors, UPMC Health Plan & Magee Women’s Hospital, without whom this event would not be possible.
To all our sponsors, donors and friends – we deeply appreciate and value your continued support, and we look forward to continuing our work with you over the coming months and years.