Please Join Us for the 3rd Annual
Waldorf School of Pittsburgh Gala
Enjoy the warmth of community, bid on exciting auction packages, and savor the flavors of four of the city’s newest chefs.
April 23, 2016
7:00 PM Cocktails ⬡ 7:30 PM Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
a new, highly-acclaimed eatery in the Strip District featuring four micro restaurants
Entertainment provided by the Beagle Brothers
(includes Patron reception at 6pm)
Thank you to our sponsors!
Live Auction Items: Preview
The following items will be auctioned off during live-bidding at the gala.
- Item #1 FLOWERING PEARS Painting by TAYE ORMSBEE
Taye is a cherished volunteer and member of the WSP school community. Her original silk paintings exquisitely depict the magical aspects of the seasons. Silk paintings originated from India in the 2nd Century A.D. They are created by the application of paints or dyes directly onto silk fabric using an exciting array of water color techniques. The colors are brilliant, vibrant and translucent and merge on the fabric which remains soft to the touch. The intricate details of Taye’s Flowering Pears fully capture the symbolic nature of the pear tree as something to cherish and that which embodies strength, justice, longevity, and fruitfulness.
Value = $650 Starting Bid = $200
- Item #2 HOUSE PARTY with MARK DIGNAM
Mark Dignam is a Dublin-born singer/song-writer and Waldorf dad. His music has garnered stellar reviews. “[Dignam has] a strong, passionate tenor voice, the kind that can stir a crowd into a frenzy.” — Pulp “Mark Dignam is a powerful, three-dimensional performer…he engages his audiences with melody, lyricism and personality.” — The Lobby (Ireland) Mark will bring his musical talents to your home for the perfect backyard, BBQ entertainment. Get your party planning started with a Gourmet Gift Basket popcorn sampler, $75 Gift Certificate to VooDoo Brewery in Homestead, and a complete grilling tool set.
Value = $600 Starting Bid = $200
- Item #3 THE ANGEL OVER the CITY by LEO KLEIN
Former WSP parents, Jim and Sharon Mitchell, donated this oil pastel original by Leo Klein purchased in the late 1990’s when Leo visited the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh. Leo Klein taught for 37 years at the Waldorf school in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has traveled Canada and the United States, stopping at Waldorf schools across the continent to share his artwork, observe, converse, laugh, and coach teachers, gently reiterating the basic pedagogical principles that underlie the work at Waldorf schools. Leo’s purpose is to generate conversations, with the hope of renewing inspiration in the school community.
Value = $2,000 Starting Bid = $700
- Item #4 THE STEEL CITY
The Pittsburgh Tour Company’s Double Decker tour buses offer guided, historic, hop on/hop off tours which showcase some of the city’s favorite areas for shopping, live entertainment, stadiums, museums, restaurants, bars and architecture. With 21 stops along the way yinz will have plenty to explore! Staycation plan for an entire year with passes, gift cards, tickets, memberships, and memorabilia
from multiple stops along the way.
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
STOP 1: 2 Adult & 2 Child Passes Pittsburgh Tour Company
STOP 5: 4 Duquesne Incline Passes
STOP 6: 2 Carnegie Science Center Passes
STOP 7: Maurkice Pouncey “Bumble Bee” Jersey
STOP 8: Children’s Museum Family Day Pass & 2 National Aviary Passes
STOP 9: 4 Pirate Tickets & 4 Andy Warhol Museum Passes
STOP 10: 4 Heinz History Center Passes
STOP 14: 2 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Tickets
STOP 15: 2 Point Park Conservatory Theatre tickets
STOP 18: Penguins Memorabilia
STOP 19: 1 year Phipps Conservatory Family Membership
STOP 20: 2 Pitt Stages Season Tickets (4 shows)
STOP 21: $100 Legume Gift Certificate
Package Value = $1,300 Starting Bid = $600
- Item #5 PRIVATE DINNER by CHEF JUSTIN CRIMONÉ
Justin Crimoné, head chef at AMAZING CAFE, credits his mother and grandmothers for his love of cooking. Growing up with three brothers, his parents and grandparents all under one roof, the family rarely went out to eat. With years of practical food knowledge and hands-on cooking experience, Justin went on to open a restaurant, Cafe Fratelli, in 1994 with his family. In 1998, Justin moved to Pittsburgh to open Big Night Catering. Justin also worked for Whole Foods Market for 10 years. There he cultivated his love for cheese, coffee and the use of local/organic foods. He is also an award winning filmmaker and owner of Zeno Films. The winner will have the pleasure of having Chef Justin prepare a four-course meal for six in their home. A planning session and groceries will be provided. Dates to be chosen by the winner and Chef Justin.
Package Value = $1,000 Starting Bid = $500
- Item #6 BEE TRANSFORMED BEEKEEPER EXPERIENCE
Experience beekeeping in an apiary for up to two people with a second generation beekeeper! Join Stephen Repasky, Master Beekeeper, and owner of Meadow Sweet Apiaries. Enjoy up to 3 hours in a working apiary, ask questions, observe honey bees, and the work of a skilled beekeeper. This once in a lifetime experience
is great for a photographer, writer, scientist, teacher, new beekeeper or anyone interested in learning more about honeybees. Only curiosity needed for this safe but transformative experience. A wealth of knowledge and passionate about honey bees, Steve is a published author and tours extensively giving lectures and workshops on a variety of beekeeping topics at conferences around the U.S. He is President of Pittsburgh’s Burgh Bees and 1st Vice-President of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Beekeeping Federation and sits on the advisory board for the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research and the Pennsylvania State Apiary Advisory Board. Time and date to be determined for winner and beekeeper (July 2016 or Fall 2016 most likely). Winning package also includes six “bee” books, beekeeping veil, and tote bag.
Package Value = $725 Starting Bid = $350
- Item #7 BORROW A BAKER
Geof Comings, baker and owner of Five Points Artisan Bakeshop (home of Pittsburgh’s best baguette according to Pittsburgh Magazine), will share his expertise and baking secrets with you. Geof’s bakery in Squirrel Hill provides all of the bread for Legume Bistro, Cure, Morcilla, and other equally fine restaurants. In addition to being a talented baker, Geof is also an interesting person who, as your bread rises, can regale you with tales of his days as an internationally touring musician or his years spent in urban planning. This experience entitles the winner to have Geof come to your kitchen to teach you how to bake an item of your choice or to work beside Geof at his bakery for a morning in order to learn from his experience and bakery wisdom. Date to be chosen by the winner and Geof Comings.
Package Value = $500 Starting Bid = $150