2022 Spring Hat Luncheon


Ticket sales for the 2022 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon are now closed. Please contact Sophie Gage if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!


We are thrilled to announce the return of the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon. After a two-year hiatus, this beloved event will be blossoming once again this spring with a few refreshed and exciting surprises. While the event will look new to some, what is not novel is the continued need in Pittsburgh’s public parks. In fact, these treasured green spaces that have been sanctuaries for us during the pandemic have never been in greater need of our support.

The PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon is the hallmark social event of the season. Welcoming hundreds of guests annually, the Luncheon has raised over $10 million since it was founded in 1999. These funds help support the work of the Parks Conservancy, including day-to-day care of the gardens at spaces like Highland Park Entry Garden, environmental education at the Frick Environmental Center, restoration work at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park, and other crucial park improvement projects.

This year, the Spring Hat Luncheon is set to take place in historic Highland Park. Highland Park is known for its Victorian-style gardens, walking trails, and many historical amenities. The park features a bike track, swimming pool, playgrounds, and, of course, the reservoir known for being a picturesque spot to watch a sunset or to take a morning jog. The Highland Park Entry Garden, which will welcome guests to this year’s event, was one of the Parks Conservancy’s many capital projects, completed in 2006.

As the Parks Conservancy's most critical fundraising event, the Luncheon's success sets the stage for projects that can be completed in Pittsburgh's regional, community, and neighborhood parks on behalf of the Conservancy.


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EVENT Vice Chairs

Kanika Capel • Annie M. Cestra • Simone Lignelli • Michael W. Mann • Sarah Meehan Parker • Geovette Washington • Kristin Wells

EVENT Chairs Emeritus

Ritchie Battle • Audrey Hillman Fisher

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Interested in becoming a 2022 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.