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April 11, 2019  | Rivers Casino | 6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Honorary Chairs

Anne Lewis
Debbie Demchak
Andrea Carelli
Bill & Mardi Isler
Grant & Aradhna Oliphant
Chip Burke & Carole King
Jim Rogal & Lori Cardille


Steeltown to Honor Joanne Rogers

Joanne Rogers, the wife of the late and beloved television icon Fred Rogers, will accept The George Romero Legacy Award. She has not only preserved Fred’s legacy here in Pittsburgh and around the world, she’s dedicated to everything Steeltown stands for: making sure young people have no obstacles to learning about film and media, and she’s been a brilliant and accessible ambassador representing Pittsburgh. 

Rogers Photo Credit: Desiree Deli

Senator Jay Costa to be Honored with Impact Award

The Impact Award recognizes people or businesses that have had a major influence on our local entertainment industry. Senator Costa intervened to ensure the soon-to-be-released movie about Mister Rogers, starring Tom Hanks, was filmed here in Pittsburgh. “Jay stood tall and wouldn’t allow the production of the Rogers’ movie to be shot anywhere other than right here in Pittsburgh,” said Steeltown CEO Wendy Burtner-Owens. “How perfect it will be to honor Jay alongside the legendary Joanne Rogers.” 

Check out the highlights from the 2018 Elly Awards.

Steeltown’s annual Elly Awards Gala honors Pittsburgh’s entertainment pioneers and rising talent. Named after Steeltown’s late founder, Ellen Weiss Kander, the event gathers over 300 community leaders, educators and entertainment industry professionals for a wonderful social evening. Join us and find out what is happening with Steeltown in 2019 and beyond. 

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