Carnegie Science Awards Becomes
Geek Out Gala
Thursday, October 5, 2023 – 7 pm
Join us for the best party in the galaxy – the Geek Out Gala! Party like a star under the stars in the most stunning location on Pittsburgh’s riverfront, Carnegie Science Center. Peer at Point State Park from the USS Requin (SS 481) submarine, and enjoy live music and hair-raising science demonstrations while you connect with old friends and gather with new ones.
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.
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. Join the Host Committee today!
Get in the Mood
Current Host Committee Members (as of 5.25.2023)
- David and Katy Caligiuri – Co-chair
- Meredith Grelli – Co-chair
- Chris Martin – Co-chair
- Jim and Carol Altman
- Chris Amar and Cheryl David
- David and Evelyn Bem
- Ray and Joneen Betler
- Noland and Lisa Cheung
- Diana Bucco and Mark Chutko
- Sandra Da Costa
- Chip and Kathy Dougherty
- Sree Gadde and Courtney Marburger
- Myah and Jamie Irick
- Herm Maestas
- Jim and Angela Maher
- Joan and Robert Peirce
- Philip F. Rabinowitz and Sharon Taylor
- Rob and Diane Thompson
- Bonnie and Tom Vankirk
- Chuck and Janet Vukotich
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Winn
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Winn