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Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a cherished Pittsburgh tradition, where fashion meets philanthropy in the most picturesque setting imaginable.

On Saturday, May 4, Schenley Park will serve as the beautiful backdrop to the 2024 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon. Join us for a day of grace, glamour, and greenery as we celebrate the arrival of spring in the heart of stunning Schenley Park. The annual Spring Hat Luncheon is a dazzling affair that seamlessly fuses sophistication with the splendor of nature.

Indulge in a delightful luncheon amidst the lush surroundings of one of the city's most iconic locations, where each table is adorned with the vibrant colors of the season. Be prepared to be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of nature, complemented by the stylish array of hats that grace the occasion. From chic fascinators to classic wide-brimmed hats, our guests showcase their unique style while supporting a cause close to our hearts.

Since the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon was founded in 1999 by Ritchie Battle and Audrey Hillman Fisher, with support from Teresa Heinz, the event has provided more than $11 million in direct support of Pittsburgh’s magnificent park system. This event is not just a feast for the senses—it's a celebration of community and commitment to preserving the natural treasures of Pittsburgh. Proceeds from the Spring Hat Luncheon directly ensure the ongoing care and enhancement of our beloved green spaces.

Interested in becoming a committee member? Hat Luncheon Committee members are vital supporters of the event and demonstrate that the well-being of our city’s public parks is a priority. For more information on becoming a member of this year’s Committee, please email Sophie Gage at sgage@pittsburghparks.org.

Remember to save the date and join us for a day of blooming beauty, fashionable flair, and the spirit of community at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon!


Melanie Crockard • Danica Griffith • Diane P. Holder • Geovette Washington • Latasha Wilson-Batch

EVENT Vice Chairs

Kanika Capel • Annie M. Cestra • Olivia Cochran • Ali Gumberg • Simone Lignelli • Michael W. Mann • David Onufer • Sarah Meehan Parker • Paul Purdy • Kristin Wells 

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Kristin Wells, who passed away on March 6, 2024.

EVENT Chairs Emeritus

Ritchie Battle • Audrey Hillman Fisher

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Ritchie Battle • Vivian & Bill Benter • Susie Dorrance • Audrey Hillman Fisher

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Melanie Crockard  • Naomi Wender Leslie • Simone Lignelli • Catherine Loevner • Geovette Washington

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Debby & Dan Booker • The Cheever Family • Joan Clark Davis

Julie Dever • Gene L. Svrcek & Paul J. Gitnik • Danica Griffith

Ali Gumberg • Kanika & Jeff Capel • Sarah Meehan Parker • The Onufer Team of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Sloan and Alex Overstrom • Juliet L. Simonds • The Qureshi Family



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Interested in becoming a 2024 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon sponsor? 


Ready to support the annual Spring Hat Luncheon? Complete the sponsorship commitment form!


Please contact Sophie Gage at sgage@pittsburghparks.org or 412-682-7275 with any questions.