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Join us on October 25th for Work’s 5th Annual Blackjack Spectacular, an evening to make a spectacular difference. Indulge in flavors from Haiti while playing blackjack throughout the evening. Network and mingle with over 300 Work friends and family in the Pittsburgh area.

The evening includes specialty Hibiscus cocktails, tastings of Haitian rum, delicious Haitian-themed food, blackjack and roulette gaming tables, raffle and silent auction, live entertainment by Kenia, and so much more! A big thanks to our lead sponsor UPMC, UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Enterprises for their support. All proceeds from the Blackjack Spectacular support Work to accompany families in Haiti out of poverty through good, dignified jobs.

For questions, group tickets, or sponsorship opportunities, contact Christina Marsico, Director of Engagement, at

6:30 PM — 9:30 PM


+ Is there an age requirement for the event?

Due to the presence of alcohol, the event is for attendees 21 years old and up.

+ What are the parking options at the event?

Valet and street parking will be available.

+ What is the evening’s dress code?

Cocktail attire is recommended.

+ What if I don't play Blackjack?

There's still a lot of fun to be had at the event! The Blackjack dealers can take the time to help you along if you’re unfamiliar with the games. We also have a roulette table for you to rack up more chips to win great prizes. Our host committee will deliver an awesome silent auction with items you won’t want to miss. There will also be delicious Haitian themed food, drinks, and live music to enjoy.


Thank you in advance for your support. To make a donation today, click the “DONATE NOW” button below. After the donation is successfully submitted, you will receive a tax donation receipt via email. Work is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN is 90-0803852.


The Priory Hotel

614 Pressley St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Valet and street parking will be available. Please enter through the Grand Hall entrance. We look forward to seeing you!

2018 Sponsors

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2018 Host Committee Members

Co-Chairs: Suzanne and John Graf
Jeff Alex | Maria & Jon Baker | Dr. Jeb Blaugrund & Dr. Shelly McQuone | Diana Bucco & Mark Chutko | Sean & Chrissy Brennan | Charles Carrier | Ryan Cummings | Daren D’Ippolito | Janet & Hooter Duzicky | Christian & Amanda Gabarda | Christina Gappy | Brian Gardner | Rachel & Dan Hersh | Ken & Nancy House | Jackie Jaros | Drew & Tracy Keys | Lyn & Ken Krynski | Bryn & Dave Laffey | Kristen & Matt Mauclair | Elina Mukherjee & Dan Yeomans | Tyler Noland | Amy Parker | Phil & Wendy Pollice | Adam Reichbaum | Dan Rooney | Kim & Tony Rosenberger | Ed Schmiech | Janine & Brian Schuliger | Chris & Sue Sheedy | Neill & Alex Simakas | Cam & Andrea Stauffer | Steve & Judith Thomas | Colleen Wilson | Peachie Wimbush-Polk & Richard Polk

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