50 Year Legacy Gala Postlude
An Intimate Evening of Song and Celebration!
Broadway came to Pittsburgh on April 4, 2014 at the Family Guidance 50 Year Legacy Gala at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, where over 400 sponsors, guests, and volunteers gathered to raise funds that support core services for Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable children and families.
Former Broadway Star Ivan Rutherford rendered the audience spellbound with moving renditions of his best known songs from Les Miserables. Rutherford delivered a captivating performance that ran the gamut of emotions from tears to cheers! He was joined by the Grove City College cast of Les Miz on the rousing finale, “One Day More,” bringing the delighted crowd to a thunderous standing ovation!
Other programs highlights included the debut of the Family Guidance Legacy film produced by PMI Digital, the unveiling of new Family Guidance logos and branding by Smith Brothers Agency, and presentation of the 2014 Leckie award to honoree Errika Fearbry Jones. Featured speakers included: Masters of Ceremony football legend Bobby and wife Deandra Engrams, Legacy Chairman Gregory Peaslee, Family Guidance Chairman of the Board Thomas Hosack, Rev. Dr. John Guest, WQED Host Anna Singer, and Family Guidance President and CEO Brian Johansson.
The board and staff of Family Guidance offer our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful sponsors, Gala Committee, and volunteers who pulled together selflessly to make this event the most successful in our 50 year history!