Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Fingers and paws were tapping Saturday as Animal Friends celebrated its 15th annual Black Tie & Tails gala at the Circuit Center, South Side. Animal lovers with smartphones or tiny keypads bid on silent auction items and donated $14,000 to spay-and-neuter efforts. Board member Howard Ash matched donations in honor of his cat and "son" Sam, who died recently. Gala chairs Sarah McKean, Betty Rich and Cindy Russell helped raise $400,000 for the no-kill shelter as Cityscape played and the Fluted Mushroom filled the bowls. -- Kevin Kirkland

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin presented Willie Colon with the Ed Block Courage Award at Holy Family Institute's 20th Anniversary Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House Luncheon at Heinz Field Club East Lounge Tuesday. Sheakia Edwards was also honored. The awards are given to those who have overcome challenges with grace and courage. More than 500 attended the event.

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Jack Kessler (with Ellen) and Mark Mason (with Myrna) chaired Vegas on the Mon to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Thursday at LeMont. More than 350 honored Ralph Martin and Gracie Sweeney while playing a few casino games for charity and raising nearly $230,000.

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Variety the Children's Charity Celebrating Freedom Gala at the Omni William Penn Friday celebrated freedom from disability. Funds raised went to provide 10 bikes specially modified for disabled children. WTAE's Kelly Frey and Greg Babe were the honorees.

1) Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack was honored with the Leadership award during a dinner to benefit First Tee Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Golf Club Friday. Guests enjoyed First Tee clinics and a silent auction. Among them were director Marc Field and event chairs Kent Engelmeier and Colleen McMullen.

2) The opening reception for artist Deborah Kass' exhibit "Deborah Kass: Before and Happily After" at The Andy Warhol Museum was held Oct. …

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