Squirrel Hill Treasure Awards

Save the date for our virtual 2020 Treasure Dinner on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30-7:15pm!

Since 2010, the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition has honored the special community “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. Each year we recognize and congratulate three – four individuals, businesses, and organizations that are integral parts to our Squirrel Hill community and one place in Squirrel Hill that has added historic significance to a community we call home.

2020 Honorees

This year’s Squirrel Hill Treasures are:

Jasmine Cho, a baker who uses cookies to teach about Asian-American history and social issues, as described in her TED Talk.

Barbara Burstin, a historian at Carnegie Mellon who researches the history of Jewish Pittsburgh, as described in this article.

Nor Nareedokmai, a business owner who brought Lao cuisine to Pittsburgh with his new restaurant Kiin last year, as described in this article.

First Tee Pittsburgh, a nonprofit youth development program that delivers life skills and character education (as described on this page) to young people ages 5-18 through the game of golf.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Treasure Dinner is the Coalition’s biggest fundraiser/gala for the year, bringing in over $250,000 in the last five years. All proceeds go to support the important work of the Coalition, funding nearly half of the organization’s operating costs each year. Ask us about supporting the event as a sponsor at mcohen@shuc.org!