Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bartko Foundation Luncheon

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bartko Foundation Luncheon

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* The Place: Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel, Downtown on Saturday.

* The Purpose: To support the Bartko Foundation through Irene's Dream Luncheon and Boutique Shopping. The Bartko Foundation was founded by the Bartko sisters, Melanie Gefert-Azur, Michele Bartko Bossers and Nedra Bartko Perkins, in honor of their late parents, Irene and Ted Barkto. "We wanted to do something that would honor their giving spirit," said Mrs. Perkins. The foundation raises money to help single minority mothers achieve their goals. It can be as simple as a computer so they can work from home or a washer and dryer or a car to get to work and school.

* The Program: Mrs. Gefert-Azur, president of the foundation, welcomed nearly 250 guests and introduced WPXI-TV's Brittny McGraw, the emcee. …

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