SH Treasure Awards

The Treasure Awards were created to recognize our neighborhood Treasures, the people and places that make Squirrel Hill a great place to live, work and do business. The Squirrel Hill Treasure Dinner has become an annual celebration and fundraiser for the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition. In 2022 we will honor three individuals who have made a great impact on Squirrel Hill and the city at large. This year we are also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition! Since 1972 SHUC has been connecting, advocating, facilitating and representing our entire community. Please join us this fall for a celebration to remember!

Save the date!
This year’s Treasure Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 10th at the Pittsburgh Golf Club.

Stay tuned for more information about the event.

2022 Treasures
Carol Brown, first president of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Dr. Harry Clark, founding principal of CAPA
Mildred Miller Posvar, founder of the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh
Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition

Purchase Raffle Tickets
Support SHUC’s 50th Anniversary and enter for a chance to win prizes by purchasing raffle tickets! Prizes include: one-year passes to the Manor Theater, tickets to a Penguins game, a wine variety gift basket, merchant gift cards, and more!

We couldn’t host our annual Treasure Dinner without the support from our generous sponsors. Please consider sponsoring the 2022 Treasure Dinner!

Sponsorship Levels 

$5,000 Platinum Sponsor

• Name will be included in all print materials, including invitations, the dinner program book, signage at the dinner, and press releases  
• Ad in the program in advance of the film
• Sponsor will be credited in the Treasure Film to be shown at the dinner 
• A company profile will appear in the Squirrel Hill Magazine
• Six tickets to the dinner
• A reserved table at the dinner

$2,500 Gold Sponsor 

• Credit in all printed materials including invitations, the dinner program, signage at the dinner and press releases
• Sponsor will be credited in the Treasure Film to be shown at the dinner
• Four tickets to the dinner
• A reserved table at the dinner

$1,000 Silver Sponsor 

• Credit in all printed materials including invitations, the dinner program , signage at the dinner and press releases
• Ad in the program in advance of the film
• Two tickets to the dinner
• Credit in the Treasure Film

Please note that sponsorship contributions can be made by PayPal or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted). Checks can be made out to SHUC at 5604 Solway St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Click the link below to sponsor the Treasure Dinner.

Sponsor the 2022 Treasure Dinner

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2021 Treasure Dinner a successful and fun event! See photos of the event below:

We’d like to extend a special thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

2021 Treasure Dinner Video

2020 Treasure Dinner Video


2021 Treasures: Nancy Polinsky Johnson, Brian Lee, Kiya Tomlin, Wightman Park

2020 Treasures: Norraset “Nor” Nareedokmai, Jasmine Cho, Barbara Burstin, First Tee/ Arnold Palmer Learning Center
2019 Treasures: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Michael Ehrmann, Sunburst School of Music, Our valiant City of Pittsburgh First Responders
2018 Treasures: Natalie Kaplan, The Pittsburgh Chinese School, National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh, Littles Shoes
2017 Treasures: E.J. Strassberger, Maria Caruso, John Katz, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
2016 Treasures: The Friendship Circle, Classic Lines, Books and more, Pittsburgh Citiparks, Community Day School
2015 Treasures: Bill Isler, David Stock, Mike Chen, Taylor Allderdice High School
2014 Treasures: Pamela’s Diner, The Hebrew Free Loan Association, The Honorable William Peduto, The Homewood Cemetery
2013 Treasures: Rabbi James A. Gibson, Karla Boos, Wendell G. Freeland, Esquire, Squirrel Hill Post Office WPA era mural
2012 Treasures: Deborah R. Fidel, Esquire, Robert Qualters, The Manor Theatre, Holly McCullough and the Staff of the Squirrel Hill Branch of the Carnegie Library Pittsburgh
2011 Treasures: The Corner of Murray and Forbes, Deborah Acklin, Robert Levin, and The Honorable Sophie Masloff

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For forty-nine years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.


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