Blackjack Spectacular


Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 3rd Annual Team Tassy Blackjack Spectacular on October 20th. We had a wonderful time and we hope you did too. Together, we raised $52,720 towards good, dignified jobs for our families in Haiti! The funds will be put towards our job training work which is critical in ensuring a path to success in the workplace.

We want to also thank our wonderful host and planning committees, our volunteers, our generous sponsors, our raffle and silent auction item donors, Kenny Blake, the beautiful historic Pittsburgh Grand Hall at the Priory in our sister neighborhood, the North Side, and our two incredible event co-chairs, John and Suzanne Graf. Check out the photos from the event on our Facebook page, thanks to Savvy Shots.

We can’t wait to see you again next year. In the meantime, if you’re interested in our 1:1 program, our Run Across Haiti, visiting Haiti with us, or engaging with us in any other way, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to grab a cup of coffee with you. Simply email Christina, our Manager of Engagement & Partnerships, at

Thanks again. With your support, we know we will end poverty for the families we serve. Here’s a special Thank You¬†from our families to you.

Thanks to our generous 2016 Sponsors:
Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny General Hospital Medical Dept, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Priory Hospitality, KJ Johnston LTD, SSB, Choice Chiropractic, Exclusive Closing Services, Howard Hanna, F. Bevilaqua Remodeling, Bonneau Chiropractic, Hospitality Furnishings & Design, The ERECT Funds, On Time Settlement Services

Thanks to our amazing 2016 Host Committee:
Jeff Alex | Marian & Tom Allen | Carrie & Rob Barmen| Don & Jane Birnie |Chrissy & Sean Brennan | Diana Bucco & Mark Chutko | Kenny Donaldson | Janet & Hooter Duzicky | Suzanne & John Graf | Eddy Jones |Tracy & Drew Keys | Lyn & Ken Krynski | Katie O’Malley | Andy Pugh | Kim & Tony Rosenberger | Joni Stump & Ryan Jackson | Judy & Steve Thomas | Colleen Wilson |Peachie Wimbush-Polk and Richard Polk | Sally Wiggin


Check out photos from our 2016 Blackjack Spectacular!

Contact Christina Marsico at for sponsorship opportunities for 2017.