Big Night Archive

What’s it all about?
Big Night raises a large portion of the JCC’s Annual Fund for scholarships and to support critical programming such as child and after-school care and special needs and older adults programs. Corporate and individual sponsorships for Big Night, as well as the goodwill produced by the event, are vital to year-round support.

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2014: Big Night Game On
Celebrating Our Role in Children's Lives

Saturday, March 8, 2014
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Lead Sponsor: PNC Bank
Attire: Roll of the Dice

JCC Big Night: Game On, our eighth annual Big Night fundraiser, celebrates the JCC's important role as a community resource—a gamechanger in the lives of children. Honoring the child in all of us, Game On will be more fun than a Barrel Of Monkeys—filled with music, dancing and enough food to feed the Hungry, Hungry Hippos. As we celebrate our community, we'll be supporting the JCC's Annual Fund, which provides scholarships that enable children of all ages to participate in vital programs at the JCC.

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2013: Time of Our Livesbig night 2013 time of our lives
Saturday, March 9, 2013
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Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank
Honoree: PNC Bank
Attire: Leg Warmers, Shoulder Pads and Big Hair Optional

Dig your boom box out of the closet: We're lining up the colors on our Rubik's Cube for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s seventh annual fundraising event, JCC Big Night: Time of Our Lives. It will be a big hair evening as we celebrate the ‘80s decade in all its shoulder-padded glory on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Irene Kaufmann Building in Squirrel Hill.

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2012: All Aboard JCC's Love BoatJCC Big Night Love Boat Party 2012
March 3, 2012
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Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank
Honoree: The Philip Chosky Charitable & Educational Foundation
Attire: Cruise Ship Casual

This Big Night will celebrate the JCC’s anchor role in the lives of so many individuals and families. Come aboard and enjoy exotic ports-of-call with tasty regional cuisine, lively entertainment and non-stop fun! Why the big splash? Big Night raises a large portion of the JCC’s Annual Fund for scholarships and to support critical programming such as child and after-school care and special needs and older adults programs. Corporate and individual sponsorships for Big Night, as well as the goodwill produced by the event, provide vital support for the JCC year-round.

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Pittsburgh - Fitness - Wellness - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube2011: Peace, Love & the IKCs
March 5, 2011
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Attire: Groovy Garb
Rusted Root Jam Band Concert @ 10 pm

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The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh presents its fifth annual Big Night: Peace, Love & the IKCs, at the Irene Kaufmann Building in Squirrel Hill. Peace, Love & the IKCs fondly recalls the outta sight times of the IKCs (nickname for the Irene Kaufmann Center, the predecessor to the JCC) from the late 1960s to the early 1970s.

This shindig will be the grooviest scene ever, with a DJ spinning tunes, far out food, mellow coffee house, and a silent auction. Music lovers can get down at a late-night Woodstock-style benefit concert by Pittsburgh jam band, Rusted Root.

Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank

Premier Sponsor Highmark / SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

Lead Sponsor UPMC Health Plan

Honoree John M. Wolf, Sr.

Honorary Chairs Lee Wolf and Family

Dr. Wendy Wolf and Mr. Jack Behrle • Tina Greenberg and General William Greenberg
Kay and Bill Gurtin • Amy and Greg Winokur • Nancy and Jim Wolf • Martha and John Wolf, Jr.
Adam Axler • Amy Wolf and Bennett Baumer • Dr. Keiko Greenberg and Anthony Greenberg
Elizabeth Greenberg • Grant Gurtin • Liza Gurtin • Kit and Pedro Herrera
Dr. Elizabeth Wolf and Dr. Jon Silverman • Katie Winokur • Dan Wolf • David Wolf

Chairs Ina and Larry Gumberg • Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus

Henne Jewelers Raffle

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2010: Party with the Presidents

The JCC's fourth annual Big Night was held Saturday, March 6, 2010. The event was attended by 900 guests and generated $300,000 in gross proceeds.

Honorees: JCC Board Presidents of the past 50 years

The Capitol Steps: Sponsored by the Hyman Family Foundation

Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank

Premier Sponsor: Highmark/SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

Watch "Party with the Presidents"

Watch "In Their Own Words" JCC Past Presidents Video

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2009: Showtime @ the JCC

Cabaret shows headed by mother and daughter funny ladies from Pittsburgh, Esther and Maxine Lapiduss, were a huge hit at the JCC's third annual Big Night. Celebrating the JCC's glorious performing arts history, Big Night was attended by more than 700 guests. Funds raised benefited the JCC's financial support fund, which provides scholarships and financial assistance vital to many members of our community.

Honoree: Richard E. Rauh

Presenting Sponsor: National City, now a part of PNC Bank

Premier Sponsor: Highmark/SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

Lead Sponsor: UPMC Health Plan

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2008: EKC's Big Night

EKC's Big Night, the JCC's second annual fundraiser, was attended by more than 600 guests and netted over $100,000, a portion of which supported camp scholarships for families in need.

Honorary Chairs: Claire and Vern Reingold

Presenting Sponsor: National City

Lead Sponsors: Highmark/SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, Evan and Tracy Segal, Walnut Capital & Oxford Development Co. and its subsidiary Central Property Services

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2007: March Madness at the JCC

The JCC inaugurated Big Night as an annual fundraising event. More than 600 people attended Big Night, with funds raised benefiting JCC youth programs and the scholarship fund. The fun-filled evening for adults featured a silent auction and entertainment by the popular Gary Racan and the Studio E Band. Amusements included interactive games and big screen televisions broadcasting basketball games, and food by Common Plea.

Honorary Chair: Judy O’Connor

Presenting Sponsor: National City

Lead Sponsors: Highmark/SilverSneakers® & Walnut Capital