Laughter is the Best Medicine
The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center would like to thank everyone who came to the Annual Benefit. it was everything we had hoped-- an enjoyable evening of humor and insight with Pittsburgh's own, Rob Rogers. Rob provided an outstanding program, full of thought, humor and art. Our organization holds only one fundraising event a year which aids our all-volunteer faculty in providing greater outreach to the community and enhances the local cultural and arts environment in a way that benefits Pittsburgh as a choice for one of America's best places to live year after year! Rania’s Catering did an outstanding job, and Cello Fury was a wonderful compliment to the evening.
Thank you to all who attended for sharing the evening with us!
Thanks to Sylvia and the staff at the Frick for their assistance in making the event a success, and thanks to all our wonderful event volunteers:
Autumn, Cindy, Christine, Cody, Reggie, and Natalie. We could not have done it without you!
Meet Rob Rogers
Rogers was the curator of three national cartoon exhibitions: Too Hot to Handle: Creating Controversy through Political Cartoons (2003) and Drawn To The Summit: A G-20 Exhibition Of Political Cartoons (2009), both at The Andy Warhol Museum, and Bush Leaguers: Cartoonists Take on the White House(2007) at the American University Museum. He is an award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and Newsweek, among others. His work received the 2000 Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club, the 1995 National Headliner Award, and numerous Golden Quills. In 1999, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Musical Entertainment By Cello Fury
A cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, Cello Fury's original music combines the emotive and symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats to create a cinematic, progressive rock sound. A rarity in the music world, Cello Fury appeals to a diverse audience throughout the US and abroad, performing in venues ranging from concert halls to rock clubs. Continually developing their own unique style of cello rock music, cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz and Nicole Myers unleash vitality and rhythmic drive in their music and dare to venture past classical expectations. The band's collective experiences have allowed them to perform on radio and television, in rock clubs, concert halls, and music festivals throughout the United States, performing for audiences as large as 67,000 throughout 23 states and abroad. The band's sophomore album of original music, "Symphony of Shadows", will be released in April 2013.
Congratulations to our winner--David Orbison, Ph.D. for his winning caption:
"I still feel guilty about getting up on the couch."
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors
The Swanson Family--Sponsors of Musical Entertainment Cello Fury
Boyd and Blair Potato Vodka--Sponsors of Our Signature Cocktail
Lisa Daria Kennedy
Rania's To Go/ Catering by Rania
Isidore Foods Pittsburgh
Heinz History Center
Golden Triangle Bike Rental
Inner Hearth Yoga
Mario's East Side Saloon
Laugh Out Loud Spsnors
Howard K. Foster, M.D.
Mervin S. Stewart, M.D.
The Swanson Family
Keep 'Em Laughing Sponsors
Chester M. Berschling, MD
Mario Fischetti, Ph.D.
Stuart Hirsch, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hinchliffe, M.D.
David and Johanna O'Laughlin
Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Lobl
Stacey and Bob Wettstein
Schneider Downs Wealth Management
A Good Laugh Sponsors
Linda Martin, L.C.S.W.
Miriam Winikoff, M.Ed.
David Orbison, Phd.
Cleon Cornes, M.D.
Janet Mooney, L.C.S.W
Eleanor Irwin, Ph.D.
Roslyn M. Litman
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