CLO Ambassadors to Hold 17th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

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Preview party at Nine on Nine kicks off upcoming fundraiser

Pittsburgh (February 27, 2014) – The Pittsburgh CLO Ambassadors hosted a Wine Tasting and Silent Auction preview party for sponsors and members of the press on February 24, at Nine on Nine in Pittsburgh.  The preview party was held to raise awareness for the Ambassadors’ 17th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, which will take place Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Duquesne Club, and will feature wines from Capital Wine & Spirits.

Event guests will have the opportunity to sample premier wines as well as bid on unique silent auction packages.  This year’s packages include a walk-on role in a Pittsburgh CLO production, tickets to local cultural and sporting events, autographed memorabilia, fabulous getaways and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

“Since its inception, the Wine Tasting and Silent Auction has raised more than $900,000 to benefit programs including the Pittsburgh CLO Academy, the New Horizons Program, Creative Vision and the Gene Kelly Awards,” said Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Co-Chair, Lisa Woods of Burns White, LLC.  “The CLO Ambassadors are pleased to have this opportunity to support quality arts education for young people in our communities.”

“Lisa and I would like to invite and encourage everyone who recognizes the critical role the arts play in children’s lives to attend this wonderful event on March 7.  Pittsburgh CLO Education programs reach more than 50,000 students in the region every year,” added Co-Chair Stephen Bloomburg of Post & Schell.

This annual event sells out quickly.  Tickets for the Wine Tasting and Silent Auction are available at two price levels and can be purchased online at or by phone at 412-281-3973 ext. 234.

Individual Ticket 




Connoisseur Ticket



·         One ticket to the event

·         Commemorative wine glass



·         One ticket to the event

·         Three raffle tickets

·         Listing in the event program

·         Commemorative wine glass

Raffle tickets are also being sold in conjunction with the event. The winner of the Grand Prize will receive a trip for two to Paris which includes a Luxury hotel stay of two nights with breakfast in a Luxury Apartment courtesy of La Réserve Trocadéro Paris, roundtrip airfare on Delta Air Lines and travel planning services courtesy of Travel Leaders/Travel in Luxury. Second Prize is a $1,000 gift certificate courtesy of Henne Jewelers and Third Prize is dinner for two courtesy of Six Penn Kitchen and two tickets to Monty Python’s Spamalot courtesy of Pittsburgh CLO.

Raffle tickets are available for $20 each or 5 for $50 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.  The winner need not be present.

This year’s Connoisseur Sponsors are PNC Financial Services, RR Donnelley and Capital Wine & Spirits.  The Chateau Sponsors are Burns White, Federated Investors, First National Bank, K&L Gates, Mine Safety Appliances Company, Reed Smith, LLP and UPMC. The Corporate Sponsors are Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Dollar Bank, Post & Schell and Schneider Downs & Co. The Supporting Sponsors are Jim & Kristin Brennan, Dawood Engineering, Nick & Anne Liparulo, Peace Dental, and Swank Construction Company LLC.

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