2018 Downtown Experience Awards Dinner

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As you know, the Downtown Experience Awards Dinner has become a signature event for Downtown Pittsburgh. It is the night for corporate, elected, entrepreneurial, and community leaders to celebrate the impact of their collective efforts in the rebirth of Downtown. Hundreds of the region’s top leaders in business, philanthropy, and government will be in attendance. It is one of the signature events for the downtown community.

Our first year dinner was at the Rivers Club where we sold out 300 tickets in three weeks. In year two, we moved to a larger venue at the Fairmont, where we could seat 400. Once again, we sold out in three weeks. After the 2015 year’s sold out celebration, we moved the event to an even larger venue at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, where we sold out the last two years.. This year we will be going back to the Wyndham. Please mark your calendars for WednesdayMarch 21st. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 immediately followed by dinner.

The exclusive Downtown Experience Awards recognizes groups and individuals who have made a significant impact on our vibrant Downtown community. This year’s recipients are: State Representative Jake Wheatley, Public Servant of the Year; McKnight Realty, Downtown Corporation of the Year; and Arthur Ziegler from Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Non-Profit Leader of the Year.


Sponsorship opportunities for the event include:
Gold Level – $5,000 
Entitles sponsor to a speaking role at the dinner, acknowledgment from the podium, banner at event, table of ten tickets, a full page ad in the evening’s program book, logo on PDCDC success panels, two feature articles in the highly lauded Downtowner e-newsletter, listing on the PDCDC website, and social media promotion.
Silver Level – $2,500 
Entitles sponsor to six events tickets, acknowledgment from the podium, half-page ad in the evening’s program book, signage at the event, listing on the PDCDC website, one feature article in the highly lauded Downtowner e-newsletter, and social media promotion.
Bronze Level – $1,000 
Entitles sponsor to four event tickets, a quarter-page ad in the evening’s program book, signage at the event, acknowledgment from the podium, listing on the PDCDC website, acknowledgement in the highly lauded Downtowner e-newsletter, and social media promotion.
 Individual Tickets are $85.

 As we enter year six of our existence, the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development
Corporation is hard at work on your behalf.
Below are some of the projects we are currently working on or have completed in our community:
  • Downtown Dog Park that opened in December 2016
  • The Highmark Italian strEAT Festival July 2017 and 2018
  • Business Ambassadors
  • Fashion Week Downtown
  • Master plan for Downtown – The 15 minute project
Without the PDCDC, the following events and programs would not exist:
  • Downtown Grocery Store (Market Street Grocery)
  • Third Tuesday Happy Hour
  • Developers Forum
  • Soundbites Jazz and Acoustic Music
  • Downtown Speaker Series
  • E-Newsletter for Downtown Residents and Workforce
  • PDCDC Annual Experience Awards Dinner
  • Downtown Residents Advocacy
  • Residential Ambassadors
  • Downtown Review Committee
  • Tuesday Acoustic Lunch in EQT Plaza
  • Downtown Concierge Service
  • Sixth Street Trees Lighting
  • Programming in EQT Plaza
  • Foreign Language Programming in Mellon Square
  • Wednesday and Friday Acoustic Music in Mellon Square
  • Business and Retail Recruitment
  • Design Fest in Mellon Square
  • Go Fourth Lighting Project
  • Downtown Dining Club
  • Downtown Book Club
  • Downtown Writers Group
  • PGH Invite List

Click here to purchase a ticket or call the PDCDC at 412-235-7263.
To become a sponsor, please call the PDCDC at 412-235-7263.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@pdcdc.org.
Thank you for all your support. We could not conceive, work on, or complete all the projects we have now and in the future without the support of stakeholders like yourself. We look forward to continuing working with you.