Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:00pm

Each year, CHS brings together our friends, neighbors, and partners to celebrate a leader in our community. This year, we are excited to recognize not one but two: the University of Pittsburgh’s dynamic duo of Renny Clark and Dr. John Wilds. Please join us for the 5th Annual Community Ally Benefit Dinner this May 22nd.

We believe that every person deserves to have a place to call home, and we honor this value by empowering those we serve and ensuring they can live in stable housing, connect to community supports, build relationships, and access quality food. Renny and John live those values every day, and by joining us to celebrate their work, you also help raise the critical funds to support our work.

About the Dinner:

Please join us in honoring Renny and John this May 22nd at Le Mont Restaurant on Mt. Washington. The evening starts at 5 PM with a VIP reception followed at 6:30 PM by hors d'oeuvres, dinner and the award program to honor Renny and John. Tickets are $50 for just the reception, $75 for dinner, and $100 for both, with tables starting at $500. UPDATE: The reception and dinner are now sold out. Thank you for your interest!

About Our Honorees:

Renny ClarkRenny Clark, Chief of Staff to Chancellor Nordenberg and Vice Chancellor for External Relations, has helped develop the University to be both a champion of education but also a community resource in a thriving Oakland. He joined the University after 34 years of service to Westinghouse Electric, leading their philanthropic work as Chairman of the Westinghouse Foundation. All the while, Renny gave back in nearly every way possible: as a veteran of the Franklin Park Volunteer Fire Company, Mayor of Franklin Park, and active volunteer and leader of Ingomar United Methodist Church.

John Wilds

You rarely see Renny working without his close friend and ally, John Wilds. This year, John celebrated 29 years at the University, currently serving as the Assistance Vice Chancellor of Community Relations. John does it all: from organizing block parties and recruiting volunteers to leading community development meetings and building relationships with local businesses and organizations. His hard work earned him the first-ever Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Creating a Just Community Award. John’s leadership has helped make Oakland a community that works for all of its residents, including the folks we serve at CHS.


  • VIP Reception only: $50 SOLD OUT
  • Benefit Dinner only: $75
  • VIP Reception & Benefit Dinner: $100 SOLD OUT
  • Table of 8 for dinner: $500 (save $100)
  • Table of 8 for VIP Reception & Dinner: $750 (save $50) SOLD OUT

Thank you for joining us!


The dinner, and our work, is only possible with the sponsorship and underwriting of our partners:

UPMC logoUPMC Health Plan
University of Pittsburgh
LeMont Restaurant
This event has been generously underwritten by Anna & Ed Dunlap, LeMont Restaurant.
The POISE Foundation

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