32nd Annual Promise Gala – 2024

April 20, 2024, Pittsburgh, PA
5:30 pm (Eastern Time)

32nd Annual Promise Gala – 2024

April 20, 2024, Pittsburgh, PA
5:30 pm (Eastern Time)


32nd Annual Promise Gala

Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Westin Pittsburgh


Registration will open at 5:00 in the second floor Rotunda area.

Cocktail Reception will begin at 5:30 in the third floor Ballroom Foyer.


The JDRF Promise Gala is one of the longest running & most successful fundraising events in our community. Attended by top corporate leaders from the region, the Promise Gala provides powerful networking opportunities and an entertaining evening to host clients and friends. 

Event Leadership


President and Chief Operating Officer, MSA Safety


CORPORATE CHAIR General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, The PNC Financial Services Group

Kevin Acklin

Carla Galisin

Mike Hatcher

Dusty Elias Kirk

David J. Malone

Calvin McCutcheon

David Metro

John Metz

Daniel A. Onorato

Joann Serakowski

Greg Terchick

Jimmy Williams


COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR Maria, pictured with son Luke, who was diagnosed 2/5/10, Maria attended her first gala two months after Luke's diagnosis and got through the very emotional evening. Lucky for JDRF, she and her husband have been involved ever since.


COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR Jodi pictured with son Jay, who was diagnosed on 2/12/03 at the age of 7. Our JDRF partnership has a long history. Initially, our family was active with Walk. I then became the first Outreach Manager for our Western PA Chapter. My most active volunteer role over the years has been with Gala; co-chairing twice! Fund-A-Cure is closest to our hearts, and we continue to share a legacy of giving for our family.

Danielle Bigante
Stacy Browdie Cohen
Nancy Colamarino
Fafa Firouzkouhi
Nancy Glynn

Nancy Golembiewski
Tim Komen
Gretchen Linsenbigler
Ellen Marks
Sara & Eric Meredith

Cindy Miklos
Emily Ramer
Amber Shergill
Lisa Sieckowski
Kim Trinkala

April 20, 2024
Starts: 5:30 PM
The Westin Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Terry Koontz
Western and Central Pennsylvania Chapter
Mail donations to:

PO Box 5077
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5077


Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors