Hello Bully’s Ninth Annual Lovers Not Fighters Gala

Hello Bully is a little rescue doing big things, and our gala is no exception! We hope you will join us at one of the most spectacular venues in the city, The Wintergarden at PPG Place. We are so looking forward to our second year at this magical venue. Last year’s sold-out Lovers Not Fighters Gala was voted Best Benefit Bash by Pittsburgh Magazine

Don’t miss your chance to attend this incredible night! Click here to purchase your tickets today! 

Hello Bully’s Lovers Not Fighters Gala is our biggest fundraising event of the year. It is a celebration of the animals and people we help through our programs, and of our continued dedication to our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and repair the reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier; and to provide assistance to all companion animals of underserved communities with a goal of reducing overpopulation and preserving the human–animal bond.

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000. This funding is vital in continuing our important work. We hope you will help us reach this goal by donating goods or services, becoming an event sponsor, or purchasing ad space in our event program. We accept all donations! Smaller items may be “married” into gift baskets for auction or raffle. Every donation counts! Please print out the DONATION FORM, complete and return with your donation. Thank you so much for your support! We couldn’t do this without you!

2017 Lovers Not Fighters Gala FAQS

Q. I would like to donate an item for the auction, are you accepting donations?
A. Yes, and thank you! The Lovers Not Fighters Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we rely solely on your donations to make it a success. Please email Diane, at diane@hellobully.com and we will be happy to accept your donation and provide you with a receipt.

Q. My company or business would like to be a sponsor for this event, who should we contact? 
A. We have many levels of sponsorship available, and expect to sell out to a crowd of over 400 people again this year. Please contact Christi Robinette, Corporate Donor Care, at chrisit@hellobully.com for details on corporate sponsorship. 

Q. What is the appropriate attire for this event?
A. Cocktail attire, please. Dress shirts and tie or jacket for the guys (if you want to wear a suit, go for it!), cocktail dress or pantsuit for the gals. No jeans or sports wear, please.

Q. Will there be food?
A. Yes! We have a wonderful selection of hor d’oeuvres and a dessert bar. Per your feedback, all of the hor d’oeuvres and sweets will be vegetarian or vegan and will be marked accordingly.

Q. Will there be drinks?
A. Yes! There will be a cash bar. With a purchase of a VIP ticket, you will receive 2 drink tickets. 

Q. Will there be entertainment?
A. There will be a DJ and a presentation by Hello Bully. We will also be awarding the 2017 Hello Bully Hero Award, recipient TBA. 

Q. Will there be dogs at the event?
A. Yes. Please watch our Facebook for updates about canine guests! www.facebook.com/hellobully

Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. Sorry, we do not allow additional dogs at the gala. Please see above.

Q. Will there be an auction or raffle?
A. Yes. In addition to our full line of merchandise, there will be raffle items as well as silent and live auctions. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.

Q. Will there be assigned seating?
A. No. General admission tickets will not have assigned seats. We have more chairs and fewer tables for General Admission guests this year. You can purchase a VIP ticket that includes premium, reserved seating. Each VIP will receive a premium gift bag. VIP tables are available for parties of 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, or more for $125 per person.

Q. Is there parking available?
A. PPG has their own parking garage. Metered street parking is available.

Q. Is smoking allowed at the event?
A. This is a non-smoking event.

Q. I am from out of town. Where should I stay?
A. Here is a list of hotels, within a short distance of The Wintergarden at PPG Place.

Wyndam Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (0.1 mi) 1-800-207-4421 http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/wyndham-grand-pittsburgh-downtown/hotel-overview?hotel_id=44831&wid=fe:wy:20160201:tabl:feeds:wyn:pp:44831

Fairmont Pittsburgh (0.2 mi) 1-888-270-6647 http://www.fairmont.com/pittsburgh/

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown (0.2 mi) 1-855—277-5057 http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hilton-garden-inn-pittsburgh-downtown-PITFAGI/index.html

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel (0.3 mi) 412-562-1200 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitbr-renaissance-pittsburgh-hotel/?pid=corptbta&scid=b661a3c4-9c47-48c8-9e13-75b66089dd79

Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown (0.3 mi) 1-855-279-8350 http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/embassy-suites-by-hilton-pittsburgh-downtown-PITSMES/index.html

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh (0.4 mi) 412-453-4760 http://www.monaco-pittsburgh.com/?utm_source=tripadvisor.com&utm_medium=media&utm_content=homepagelink&utm_campaign=businesslisting

Omni William Penn Hotel (0.4 mi) 1-800-578-2900 http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-williampenn?utm_source=tripadvisor&utm_medium=sponsored&utm_content=PITDTN&utm_campaign=ta-hotel-website

Residence Inn Pittsburgh North Shore (0.5 mi) 412-321-2099 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitrn-residence-inn-pittsburgh-north-shore/?pid=corptbta&scid=b661a3c4-9c47-48c8-9e13-75b66089dd79

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh – North Shore (0.5 mi) 1-888-882-1234 http://pittsburghnorthshore.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?src=corp_tripadvisor_businesslisting_pitzn_en_homepage_desktop&code=TB

Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown (0.5 mi) 412-434-5551 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitcy-courtyard-pittsburgh-downtown/?pid=corptbta&scid=b661a3c4-9c47-48c8-9e13-75b66089dd79

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square Hotel (0.5 mi) 412-261-2000 http://www.sheratonpittsburghstationsquare.com/?EM=EM_aa_TripAdvisor_STWD_BusinessListings_SI_693_NAD_FM&SWAQ=3T28

 

If you have any other questions, please email daisy@hellobully.com