Sun & Schmooze: A Tropical Gala
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Sun & Schmooze: A Tropical Gala

January 20, 2018 , 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

title: Sun & Schmooze: A Tropical Gala
description: Beat the winter blues and party like you’re on an island vacation at Community Day School’s ‘Sun & Schmooze: A Tropical Gala’ on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The 8th annual gala fundraiser will be held at the August Wilson Center at 980 Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The gala is the school’s largest fundraising event of the year, and it will bring together more than 400 esteemed community members in celebration and support of Pittsburgh’s only co-ed, independent Jewish day school. All money raised will go directly to support educational programs at CDS and to provide tuition assistance for families in need.

The night will include a short video program, dancing with DJ Sosa, and gourmet dinner stations with tropical flavors. The “Sun & Schmooze” theme will evoke the style of the tropics, and guests will be encouraged to dress in island festive attire. The focus of the evening will be on three Community Day School honorees:

Community Leadership Award winners and CDS alumni parents State. Rep. Dan and Debbie Frankel. During his more than 17 years as a legislator serving Pennsylvania’s 23rd Legislative District, Rep. Dan Frankel has been an outspoken proponent of civil rights, environmental issues, and public health. Debbie Frankel makes a positive difference in the lives of others each day through her role as a licensed clinical social worker specializing in mood and anxiety disorders. The Frankels will be honored for their transformational leadership in caring for those in need in our community and as advocates for the vital role of Jewish education in Pittsburgh.

CDS Volunteer of the Year and alumni parent Dana Himmel. Over the past decade, Dana Himmel has taken on practically every available volunteer job at Community Day School, from cross country team parent to Parent Association president. She will be honored for her tireless service to CDS and the Pittsburgh Jewish community at large.

A luxury raffle at the gala will include a basket of fine spirits, a gift card-filled treasure chest worth more than $1,500, and a tropical package (including a cooler, margarita mix, fabulous beach items, and more). Corporate underwriters of the gala to date include Apter Industries, Inc., The Giant Eagle Foundation, Key Bank, PNC Bank, UPMC Health Plan, Wagner Agency, Office Furniture Warehouse, Kidz & Company, the Law Offices of Matthew S. Feinman, and The Wilson Group.

To purchase tickets, visit or for more information on how to become an event sponsor while supporting Community Day School, please contact Jenny Jones at 412-521-1000, Ext. 3207 or
start-date: 2018-01-20
start time: 07:30 pm
end date: 2018-01-20
end time: 11:00 PM
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event address: 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
event organizer: Community Day School
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event cost: $150


January 20, 2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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