Partners in the Pandemic Campaign

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Variety had to cancel our 2020 Gala – our most important fundraising event of the year. It raises critical funds for Variety to “keep our doors open” and continue helping kids with disabilities (raising upwards of $250,000).

As a result, we launched  Variety’s Partners in the Pandemic Campaign for Kids with Disabilities to ensure that our work and impact does not falter or slow down, and to raise funds where we need them most.

We are so happy to announce that we exceeded our goal for the campaign because of the truly generous response from the community! Thank you to everyone who became Variety’s Partner in the Pandemic!

Life-Changing Impact ($25,000+):



Transforming Kids’ Lives ($10,000+):








“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me,
‘LOOK FOR THE HELPERS. You will always find people who are helping.”
Fred Rogers

Miles of Smiles ($5,000+):




Miles of Smiles ($5,000+):




It’s All About The Kids ($1,000+):

AFSCME District Council 83

Greg and Carla Babe

Barber National Institute

Bender Leadership Academy


Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

CDL Nuclear Technologies

CIM Investment Management, Inc.

Chrislynn Energy


Dennis and Kathy Cronin

Bill and Gail Doring

Edgar Snyder & Associates

Mary Ann and Dave Eisenreich

It’s All About The Kids ($1,000+):

Bill Fera

Fraternal Order of Eagles

Giant Eagle, Inc.

IBEW Local Union 5

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 66

Tom and Chris Kobus

Laborers’ District Council of Western Pa.

My Benefit Advisor

Pittman, Priola & Associates Wealth Advisory Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Roy Powell

Mike Schneck

Don Vidic

WTS, Inc.

Sam and Sue Weber

Helping Kids, Be Kids

Bruce Barger
Mark Brennen
Mary Brougher
Dr. Sricharan Chalikonda
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cicco
Cooper Tires
Stephen Darcangelo

Helping Kids, Be Kids

Mark DeAndrea
Jobie Glessner
Dr. Wayde Killmeyer
Lois and Michael Kirk
Charles and Terese LaVallee
McGee Maruca & Associates, P.C.
Heather McMillen

Helping Kids, Be Kids

Mill Family Giving
Steve and Pam Miller
Joe and Nancy Mycka
Bernedette Palmer
Paul Pappasergi
Larry Wargo

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in this life is A HERO TO ME.” Fred Rogers