75th Anniversary - A Cradle Will Rock
Saturday, November 1, 2014 – The Twenty-Five Club Celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a Black-Tie Gala “The Cradle Will Rock, A Platinum Affair”.
Welcome: (from our Co-chairs)
"75 years ago, on the afternoon of September 21, 1939, Mrs. Lillian Reese gathered together 24 prominent women to organize a new charity club named The Twenty-Five Club.
We are gathered here tonight to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Twenty-Five Club of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. We welcome you to ”THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, A PLATINUM AFFAIR."
”Without your generous support, we would not be able to raise the much needed funds for prenatal and neonatal research and clinical care at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. This evening success is largely due to our honorees, Charles “Corky” and Frances Cost. Their commitment to our 75th anniversary gala was, without a doubt, outstanding and we thank them.We would also like to thank our committee chairs who worked tirelessly to help us make tonight a success. The legacy of the original twenty-five woman that started out so very small, and nonetheless made a huge impact, will be the inspiration of our members through the next seventy-five years. With your help, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of babies.
Debbie Barbarita, Jeanne Caliguiri, Kathleen Hess Event Co-Chairs
The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, raffle and dancing to the Bobby Nicholas Band. The silent auction was comprised of hand painted ‘chairs’ donated by local artist.
During the evening, The Twenty-Five Club presented the ‘Lillian Reese Award’ (given every five years to an outstanding member of The Twenty-Five Club) to two recipients: Carol Massaro and Doris Shepherd.This Gala celebrated 75 years of fundraising by 25 women benefiting Prenatal and Neonatal Research and Clinical Care supported by Magee-Womens Hospital of UMPC.