Ice Cream Fundae

20th Annual Ice Cream Fundae

Event Recap


On Sunday, August 17, more than 2,745 community members attended  Ice Cream Fundae, the signature fundraising event for Pressley Ridge at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The event raised more than $120,000 which will directly impact families and programs in our communities.

Guests to the event traveled throughout the zoo to try different flavors of ice cream at 13 scooping stations, sponsored by many local companies including the event’s presenting sponsor, GNC with their flavor “Beat Average Butter Pecan”. Over the course of the night, children and families consumed 360 gallons of Hagan Premium Ice Cream, posed with local mascots, got their faces painted and enjoyed other family fun activities.

The event included a VIP Reception, which gathered community members, sponsors, the Pressley Ridge executive team and board members, as well as Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. Peduto spoke to guests about the organization and its impact on the community, then spent time at the Huntington Bank scooping station, serving their flavor, “Funilla.”

Pressley Ridge also introduced a new event to Ice Cream Fundae – No Ordinary Culinary. The event partnered a local chef with a Pressley Ridge child to teach them basic skills about cooking and come up with a unique dessert, which was presented at the VIP Reception. The event, presented by Pittsburgh Community Kitchens, featured local chefs, Bobby Fry from Bar Marco, Chet Garland from Toast! kitchen & wine bar and Leonard Pisano.

At the end of the night, Susanne Cole (President/CEO of Pressley Ridge) presented the People’s Choice Award voted on by guests for their favorite flavor of the night. The trophy went to FHLBank Pittsburgh for their flavor, “Have Your Cake and Eat Your Ice Cream Too!”

Check out more pictures of the event on our Facebook page. And we hope to see you there next year!

Ice Cream Fundae 2014 Board Members
Jamie Orr – Michael Baker
Julie McMullen
Caitlin Lasky – Arthritis Foundation
Tim Rice – Hagan Premium Ice Cream
Patty Folmer – Pressley Ridge
Patti McCloud – Pressley Ridge
Leah Kaplan – Pressley Ridge Junior Board Member
Amber Taylor – Pressley Ridge
Amy Taylor – Creative Visions
Christina Penn – Creative Visions

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