It has been the mission of  The Women's Board of Pittsburgh to support the welfare and development of children in the greater Pittsburgh area through our annual fundraising event.







  • 2015 Beverly's Birthdays

  • 2014 Operation Backpack
  • 2013 Salt works
  • 2012  Angel's Place
  • 2011  Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pennsylvania
  • 2010 The Family Literacy Center
  • 2009  Allegheny Youth Development
  • 2008  Up for Reading
  • 2007  Girls Hope
  • 2006  The Neighborhood Academy
  • 2005  Children's Hospital Palliative Care Unit​
  • 2004  Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
  • 2003  Child Watch
  • 2002  Wings for Children
  • 2001  Child's Way
  • 2000  Woodlands Foundation
  • 1999  Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
  • 1998  Mount Ararat Community Center
  • 1997  The Lighthouse Foundation
  • 1996  Bethesda Center, Inc.
  • 1995  Debra House
  • 1993  Louise Child Care​
  • 1992 Pace School



Hosanna House, Inc. is a multi-purpose Community Center serving over 40,000 people a year. As a force for positive change, Hosanna House perseveres through prayer and hard work to provide families and individuals with hope, quality healthcare and necessary services.

The Hosanna House Mission is to provide opportunities that empower families and individuals to discover, acknowledge and develop their maximum potential physically, spiritually and economically.

Hosanna House and Its Community

Hosanna House impacts the lives of over 40,000 people each year. On any given day, as many as 1,000 community residents come into the center to receive or deliver services. Within Hosanna House you will find quality health and human services including:

  • Early childhood education
  • Youth leadership training and mentoring
  • Family support services
  • Educational opportunities
  • Career development services
  • Medical and dental care
  • Pregnancy care services
  • Health and fitness programs
  • Swimming lessons
  • Food assistance programs

All of the services provided have been initiated as a response to the needs of the community.

Your support of our event will help Hosanna House fund its children and youth programs. Hosanna House is dedicated to reversing the academic trends of declining attendance, poor grades and sub-par standardized test scores by providing students with exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Hosanna House offers safe and structured instruction through programs in its Makerspace, aviation lab and outdoor classroom.

For the past 26 years, The Women’s Board of Pittsburgh has held an annual benefit luncheon to raise financial support and publicity for nonprofit organizations which promote the welfare and development of children in the Greater Pittsburgh area.  From the first recipient (Pace School in 1992), to the most recent beneficiaries (Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, Sharpsburg Library, Full STEAM Ahead program in 2017, Project SEED in 2016, and Beverly’s Birthdays in 2015), The Women’s Board of fifty-member volunteers have worked to raise funds focusing on those nonprofits whose mission is targeted at children.  In addition, the board solicits financial support from local donors, foundations, businesses, and generous sponsors.
Event chairs for this year’s benefit luncheon are Susan Boyle and Sandy McInerney.  The day will include a cooking demonstration by renowned chef John Bergquist IV (Executive Chef for Out of the Fire Cafe in Donegal, PA), an informal fashion show by Carabella, and fundraising targeted efforts through a Grand Raffle, Silent and Teacup Auctions. The theme for the event is "Bridging Communities Through Hope," and will be emceed by Andrew Stockey from Channel 4 Action News.  Proceeds from the event will go directly to Hosanna House.