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Take Center Stage

The AWAACC’s Take Center Stage Gala is one of Pittsburgh’s premiere social events. This formal white tie event provides a celebratory occasion for all who and includes fine dining, specialty cocktails, dancing, and so much more.

In 2021, the AWAACC, along with the Gala Host Committee, Corporate Chair, and presenting sponsors, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, welcomed over 300 attendees to the Westin Downtown Pittsburgh for a night of entertainment, fine dining, and networking. Attendees included Mayor Ed Gainey, former Pittsburgh Steeler, Franco Harris who also served is the gala corporate chair, and a who’s who of Pittsburgh’s community. Each year, we celebrate August Wilson’s legacy by presenting world-class artists. The evening is also an opportunity to highlight the Center’s successes, and to recognize all funders and sponsors who make our educational programs, exhibits, festivals, and music performances possible.


Save the Date

The next Take Center Stage Gala will be held in 2023. The event date will be announced in May 2022. Visit again for more details!

The AWAACC wishes to offer a special word of thanks to UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, presenting sponsors of 2021’s event, for agreeing to be presenting sponsors for Take Center Stage Gala 2023.

Have More Questions?

Interested in being a sponsor of the Take Center Stage Gala contact Gina Range at or 412-567-2956.

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