Carnegie Science Awards Becomes
Geek Out Gala
Thursday, October 5, 2023
6 pm: VIP Reception
7 pm: Party
Step into a world where imagination meets innovation as we celebrate the intersection of science, technology, and creativity at the Geek Out Gala. Be prepared to be awestruck and enjoy delectable food, signature cocktails, and live music – all under the stars in the most stunning location n Pittsburgh’s riverfront.
Even more fulfilling, by joining us at this event, you will make a direct contribution to the Center for STEM Education and Career Development, activating the next generation of world-class STEM leaders. By investing in their development, we can collectively work towards enhancing the well-being of all people and our planet.
Buy your Geek Out Gala ticket today!
Enjoy exclusive cocktails and food, a dedicated VIP space throughout the night, and an added VIP hour with an open bar!
Event details: Parking is included with a Geek Out Gala ticket and valet service will be provided upon entry. General admission tickets include food, dessert, access to all activities, and three alcoholic drink tickets. VIP admission includes access to food, dessert, activities, a private VIP hour, and an open bar.
A Reimagined Geek Out Gala!
This exciting space-themed party will highlight what makes Carnegie Science Center special.
The Geek Out Gala supports the continued growth of programs that spark those “aha” moments of a Science Center experience.
Capitalizing on its stunning location along the Ohio River, this year’s event will take place on Thursday, October 5 and showcase the best of the Science Center, starting in the RiverView Café and extending to the outdoor patio and the USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine.
Geek out Gala activates the next generation of world-class STEM leaders!
The Geek Out Gala is the Science Center’s signature fundraiser – raising critical funds to support the Center for STEM Education and Career Development and the incredible work the STEM Education team does daily – reaching more than 200,000 students annually, including 2,500 summer campers.
Get in the Mood
Attire for the Evening
Dress in your favorite celestial-inspired clothing, flaunt your best neon attire, or come in your own stylish “geek-chic” ensemble. Unleash your creativity and let your stellar “geek” shine!
Be a Part of the Host Committee
We appreciate your support for the Science Center and hope you will consider working with us to successfully launch this reimagined, world-class event. During this critical year of transition for the Science Center’s signature fundraiser, we invite you to join the 2023 Host Committee for the Geek Out Gala. The Host Committee is critical to the success of the Gala by elevating the profile of the event and promoting it throughout the community, and your enthusiastic participation is key to making this possible. By committing to join the Host Committee with a pledge of $500 you will receive two tickets to the Geek Out Gala, with your support highlighted in publications surrounding the event as well as recognition during the Gala itself. Please note (if joining after 8/3/2023): The print invitation has already been created. Join the Host Committee today!
Current Host Committee Members (as of 8.21.2023)
- Katy and David Caligiuri – Co-chair
- Meredith and Alex Grelli – Co-chair
- Chris and Marie Martin – Co-chair
- James and Carol Altman
- Chris Amar and Cheryl David
- David and Evelyn Bem
- Ray and Joneen Betler
- Suzy and Jim Broadhurst
- Parker and Kayse Burke
- Noland and Lisa Cheung
- Diana Bucco and Mark Chutko
- Matthew and Joanna Creegan
- Sandra Da Costa
- Karen and Joe DiVito
- Chip and Kathy Dougherty
- Sree Gadde and Courtney Marburger
- Myah and Jamie Irick
- Tris and Farnam Jahanian
- Daniel and Carole Kamin
- Neil and Meredith Lanasa
- Herman Maestas
- James and Angela Maher
- Doc and Linda Mueller
- Dan Onorato
- Joan and Robert Peirce
- Dorothy Pollon
- David and Melanie Sturrock
- Philip F. Rabinowitz and Sharon Taylor
- Rob and Diane Thompson
- Bonnie and Tom Vankirk
- Chuck and Janet Vukotich
- Jenica and Jason Welch
How Your Company Can Impact Local Change
Be a part of shaping the Geek Out Gala into a successful and sustainable fundraiser for Carnegie Science Center.
Your support will make it possible for students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience and be delighted by science and envision themselves in STEM careers that will tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
Bring your organization to top-of-mind for nearly 500 millennials, young professionals, and consumers with purchasing power, plus the Science Center’s extensive digital audience.