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Light of Hope Auction

Light of Hope Auction

"After my father died, it felt like my life was over; I didn't know how I could go on living. At the Caring Place, I found the light of hope."
— Megan, 14, Caring Place participant

Thank you to everyone for your support of our second annual Highmark Caring Place Light of HOPE Online Auction!

The Light of HOPE Auction raises awareness and funds for the Highmark Caring Place, with proceeds helping to bring the Light of HOPE to the lives of children grieving the death of a loved one. To help even more children, Highmark Inc. matches all proceeds dollar for dollar, allowing us to offer all services at no cost to the families.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Vargas at the Highmark Caring Foundation at (412) 544-1679 or

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Star of Hope Sponsor

PNC Logo

Spark of Hope Sponsors

Adagio Health
BNY Mellon
CS McKee
HUB International
John & Kathy Orner
Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home — Janice Miller Stein
The McCutcheon Family in loving memory of Ryan McCutcheon
The Wiebe Family in honor of Mike Wagner

Partners in Hope

Susan M. Berg in memory of Apollo Jaxon Harrell
Community College of Allegheny County
The ERECT Funds
Eyetique — Cranberry
The Hershey Company
Hilling-Pfeffer Insurance Agency in memory of Bob Kowalewski
Dr. Wayde Killmeyer
Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home
Kimberly Morrison in memory of Michele Mikus
Primary Health Network & PHN Charitable Foundation
Sherri Rager
Nancy and Mike Ware
Barbara Yost

In-Kind Donors

31 Sports Bar and Grille
All Elite Wrestling
Allure Hair Salon
Altoona Curve
The Andy Warhol Museum
Armitage Golf Club
Artsy Doodle Craft Studio
Aviva Brick Oven
Baierl Family YMCA
Before the Barrel Distillery
Café Conmigo
Capital Genealogy
Cedar Point
The Central Hotel Best Western Premier
The Clemente Museum
The Crayola Experience
Delgrosso's Amusement Park
Delta Air Lines
Elia Mediterranean Grille
Erie County Community College
Erie Seawolves
Eriez — USA Orrie — M Club
Fogo de Chao
Friend of the Highmark Caring Place
Fun Fore All
Goldfish Swim School, Wexford
Graeter's Wexford
Grandview Vineyard
Harkins Mill Wines
The Hershey Company
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
The Hershey Story Museum
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Southpointe and Jackson's Restaurant & Bar
Il Pizzaiolo North Hills
ippa Pizza Napoletana
Jubilee Cake Studio
Karns Fine Foods
Kretchmar's Bakery
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Longwood Gardens
Allen Marshall, Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
Meadowbrooke Gourds
Nothing Bundt Cakes — Cranberry
Off The Hook
Omni William Penn Hotel
Open Stage — "Open Your Mind"
Patti's Petals Flower Shop in Memory of Charlie Rowe
Penn Harris Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
PineTree Wellness Center & Spa
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Pittsburgh CLO
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
Public Lands
Rest Active in memory of Marco A. Imbarlina
Rivers of Steel
Jack and Ruth Roach in memory of Sean Conley
Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA
Shakespeare's Restaurant & Pub in memory of Ron Gedes
SOS 4 KIDZ — Creating Opportunities for children and memories to last a life time
Southpointe Golf Club
T-Bones Marketplace, Inc.
Melanie Taylor, 100.7 STAR
Tim Wiebe, In honor of Charles P. LaVallee
Tim Wiebe, In honor of the Grieving Children of the Caring Place
Two Rivers Olive Oil Company
United Concordia — Dental Network Operations, Services & Solutions
West Shore YMCA
Ken Wregget, 31 Sports Bar — Grill