Join the Jefferson Awards Foundation Pittsburgh as we

"Party Like It's 1899"


a Steampunk
themed party


From Vanessa Ives in “Penny Dreadful” to Robert Downy Jr. as “Sherlock Holmes,” Steampunk is an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With a backdrop of places like Victorian England or America's “Wild Wild West,” modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics.

Whether you’re donning modern cocktail attire or something more dashing, get your Steampunk groove on and come celebrate with us as we power public service!



November 11, 2017
7-11 PM


LUXE Creative HQ
201 North Braddock Ave, Fifth Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15208


$125 (includes VIP pre-party)
$75 (after 8:30 PM only)


Presenting the 1st Ever

Kate Dewey Award

For Lifetime Achievement in Public Service

Kate Dewey exemplifies the Jefferson Awards Foundation's mission to "Power others to have the maximum impact on the things they care about most." In tribute to her lifetime of service in growing & supporting organizations and individuals that better our communities, especially here in Pittsburgh, we are proud to dedicate this award to honor her in 2017, and to honor others in her name for years to come. We believe that celebration is inspiration. Kate has accomplished much and inspired so many in her lifetime, and we look forward to advancing her legacy by recognizing others in service each year with this prestigious award. 


Kate Dewey

President, The Forbes Funds

About Kate Dewey

Kate Dewey assumed the Presidency of The Forbes Fund (TFF) on January 2, 2013. 

Kate Dewey, retiring President of The Forbes Funds, has more than forty years of direct experience with a variety of nonprofits, foundations public agencies and corporations at the local, state and national level. She was the founding partner of Dewey & Kaye, Inc, the fifth oldest consulting practice in the U.S. dedicated to serving nonprofits, foundations & government agencies. She also served as the founding Executive Director of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, an association dedicated to promoting effective philanthropy.

Under Kate's leadership, The Forbes Funds was recognized in 2015 by The Independent Sector American Express Fellows as the leading example of organizations driving community innovation. Kate was a 2014 finalist for the Chase Manhattan Bank Smart Business Award, Pittsburgh's 2008 winner of the internationally recognized ATHENA Award for excellence in leadership among business, professional and community leaders, and the 1999 Recipient of the Greater Pittsburgh YWCA's Tribute to Women Award. She has extensive board service experience and currently serves as a Trustee of the Shirley Jordan Foundation.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Kristine Sorensen

Anchor, KDKA-TV

Kristine Sorensen joined KDKA-TV as a reporter/anchor in April 2003. She can be seen on Pittsburgh Today Live, anchoring KDKA-TV News at 5 p.m. alongside Ken Rice, and doing special reports for the evening newscasts.

Kristine was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award and an Associated Press award for her feature story on two people who became good friends after one anonymously donated his stem cells for a life-saving transplant. She also won an AP award for hosting Pittsburgh Today Live, which won best news talk show, and a Golden Quill award for her series of reports on West Virginia P.O.W. Jessica Lynch.

Kristine has studied dance since she was a child, and now serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre while writing about dance for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is an active supporter of the March of Dimes, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Beverly’s Birthdays and Jefferson Awards Foundation.

Kristine is married to KDKA-TV Investigative Reporter Marty Griffin. They have two daughters, Sophia and Chloe, and a son, Vincent. When she’s not playing with her children, Kristine enjoys reading, taking dance classes and enjoying Pittsburgh’s cultural institutions.

Kristine Sorensen




LUXE Creative is a full-service design studio working in the worlds of luxury events, live music, the arts, interiors, fashion, marketing + lifestyle design.

They combine Art, Design + Technology to provide turnkey solutions for their clients’ design, creative + production needs.

Imagebox is a team of branding, marketing, web design and graphic design experts working in Pittsburgh, PA. It’s mission is to provide effective, affordable marketing and design solutions to nonprofits, foundations, churches, hospitals and schools.


Sterling Events provides a variety of services to create the most successful events for companies, organizations or private parties. They offer comprehensive event coordination, including pre-planning and on-site supervision. They create successful events that offer the praise, not the pressure.

Nonprofit Talent are nonprofit executive search specialists. They understand nonprofits operate in a resource constrained environment, and by nature are short on time and resources. They identify and recruit the leadership you need, whether that’s a CEO, President, Executive Director, or senior leadership.

Orange Barrel Media creates value for our clients and the public by designing and creating outdoor advertising displays that add to the character of urban places. They create the advertising that people talk about. They create landmark advertising.



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