Pittsburgh CLO Ambassadors
Generously Supporting the CLO Through Time and Involvement
The CLO Ambassadors are a diverse group of volunteers from a variety of professional fields who increase awareness of the Pittsburgh CLO Mission through their participation in a variety of theatrical, social and educational events. Ambassadors support Pittsburgh CLO by hosting an array of social and fundraising events, including an annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, and by providing members with volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Held every March at the prestigious Duquesne Club, the CLO Ambassadors organize and lead this fun-filled evening featuring fine wines and an impressive Silent Auction with one-of-a-kind packages that include autographed celebrity and sports memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This consistently sold-out event attracts more than 500 business leaders and professionals every year.
Pittsburgh CLO provides a wide variety of Education and Outreach Programs that enrich the lives of thousands of area students each year. Ambassadors serve as a vital link between their communities and Pittsburgh CLO. As School Liaisons, Ambassadors use their personal contacts and position in their communities to ensure that information regarding Pittsburgh CLO’s programs are reaching all eligible students. In addition to supporting Pittsburgh CLO, their efforts enhance their local school districts.
Gene Kelly Awards
Each year the Ambassadors convene in May to work behind-the-scenes at the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater, an event the Ambassadors helped to establish. The Gene Kelly Awards were launched in 1991 as a means to recognize and encourage student achievement in high school musicals and to focus the attention of the community and school districts on the importance of arts education.
On the Town with the Ambassadors
Pittsburgh CLO Ambassadors love to get out and help organize groups in their communities and their workplaces to attend fun-filled nights at Pittsburgh CLO shows. They enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and meet the artists who bring Pittsburgh CLO's critically-acclaimed productions to life.
Proceeds of the Ambassadors’ efforts benefit Pittsburgh CLO’s Education and Outreach Programs, along with a new scholarship program that awards money for school to college-bound students whose work exemplifies enthusiasm, dedication and appreciation for the collaborative efforts of theater.
For more information about the CLO Ambassadors, please call 412-281-3973 ext. 234 or email ambassadors@pittsburghCLO.org.