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Sprout Find Annual Hothouse Event in Pittsburgh

The Sprout Fund's sixth annual Hothouse event on Saturday, August 23rd was the party of the summer in Pittsburgh.

A record crowd of more than 2,400 filled the upper floors of The Union Trust Building in Downtown Pittsburgh and helped raise more than $130,000 to support Sprout!

Event photos will be posted soon–check back after Labor Day.
$50 at the door/$25 college students)

VIP Admission includes a reception from 7:00pm to 9:00pm catered by big Catering, Sprout goodie bag with Hothouse T-Shirt, complimentary valet parking, and admission to main party (sold for $150)

Learn more about Hothouse's fresh music and entertainment, innovative showcase of funded projects, bountiful refreshments, stellar silent auction and more on the Event Details page.
What Others Said About Hothouse...

Rewriting the book on fundraisers
“The Sprout Fund presents its sixth annual Hothouse benefit bash this Saturday, transforming a former shopping arcade built by industrialist Henry Clay Frick into a living, breathing, pulsating showcase of regional art and community initiatives. ... Every summer, the highly anticipated happening draws more than 2,000 party-goers to a unique redevelopment site, where featured artists, environmentalists, musicians, urbanistas, and all-around culture enthusiasts mix and mingle with Sprout staff and supporters.”
—Pop Filter, 8/20

A month of Pittsburgh culture in one night
“Join a couple thousand of your closest friends tonight for Hothouse, The Sprout Fund's annual fundraising party. ... Eat, drink, watch, talk, and listen on the upper floors of Downtown's grand old Union Trust Building. The place even has its own theatre, hosting rock by Harangue, belly-dance by Zafira Dance Company, hip hop by Hands Down, and spins by DJ Selecta. Elsewhere there's more live music, art exhibits, film screenings—basically, it's a month of Pittsburgh cultcha in one night.”
—Pittsburgh City Paper, 8/20
About Hothouse

Hothouse is The Sprout Fund's annual benefit and showcase event. The event serves as a stage to present a sampling of some of the innovative projects and emerging leaders of successful community initiatives supported by Sprout over the past year. Held annually at unique development sites, the event celebrates the organization's accomplishments and features live music and performances, food and drink by Pittsburgh favorites, a silent auction, and a VIP reception.

As The Sprout Fund's “live annual report” to the community, the event creates an incredible opportunity for the wide cross-section of Pittsburgh's business and social circles that come together each year in support of Sprout's mission to meet and mingle. The event has been lauded previously as one of the top 5 parties of the year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the city's “top fundraiser” by the Pittsburgh City Paper. The event attracted more than 2,400 attendees in 2008.

Support for the event has been strong every year; this year 36 financial sponsors, 4 media sponsors, 24 in-kind supporters, 32 food & drink sponsors, and 57 silent auction donors joined hundreds of friends of the organization to raise more than $130,000 for The Sprout Fund.

The Sprout Fund Website

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