Reach for the Stars Gala: Celebrating 115 Years of Listening and Speaking

By Sara Baines-Miller | Posted on: August 3, 2023

Reach for the Stars Gala logo

The DePaul School for Hearing and Speech was established in 1908 by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill. Over the past 115 years, we have been dedicated to providing a voice to children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have severe speech delays. Our mission is to help these children succeed in a world that revolves around hearing and speaking.

About the Gala

DePaul School’s Reach For the Stars Gala celebrates our students’ success in a hearing and speaking world and is our largest fundraiser. This event aims to raise funds to ensure that all students continue to receive high-quality services. By supporting the Reach for the Stars Gala, donors can contribute directly to the students’ access to world-class programs without any financial burden on their families.

This year, please join us for a spectacular evening of celebration and philanthropy as we commemorate 115 years of transforming lives at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech. Together we will recognize the remarkable achievements of DePaul School throughout our rich history and, with your support, pave the way for another successful 115 years of listening and speaking. For additional information on the Gala, please click here

Date & Time

Friday, September 15, 2023

5:30pm Cocktail Hour

Tapas style dinner to follow


Acrisure Stadium, UPMC Club

Parking available in Gold Lot

Mistress of Ceremonies

Elena LaQuatra

Additional Details

Black Tie Optional

Adults-Only Event


Please RSVP and purchase tickets by September 1, 2023. To purchase tickets, please click here

Become a Gala Sponsor

We need your support! As a Gala Sponsor, your generosity will ensure our students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or with severe speech delays continue to have access to our renowned services and receive the tools they need to succeed in a hearing and speaking world and beyond. Our fundraising goal is considerable but not unattainable with supporters like you. It is our hope as we celebrate 115 years of serving children with hearing loss and speech delays that we are able to raise $115,000

We thank you for your kind generosity as it is supporters like you who continue to help us with our mission to teach each child who is deaf or hard of hearing to listen, speak and learn. We could not do this without your continued assistance! 

Sponsor Details

Only 60% of our operating costs are covered by our state subsidy so your support is vital in ensuring our students have access to the specialized education they need, like speech-language therapy, occupational/physical therapy, self advocacy, pragmatic language, and more. Read on to learn more about sponsor details. 

Reach for the Stars Gala, Sponsor Details

Contact Us or Purchase Tickets

If you have questions about the Reach for the Stars Gala: Celebrating 115 Years of Listening and Speaking, please reach out to us via our contact form or call us at (412) 924-1012. If you would like to purchase tickets, please click here. At DePaul School, our students truly do speak miracles and that wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of people like you!

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