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Posted on: February 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Westmoreland Diversity Coalition fundraiser March 2 to feature vocal talents of area officials

The Westmoreland Diversity Coalition invites the public to attend its first annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 2, at Ferrante’s Lakeview in Hempfield Township.

The doors will open at 5 p.m.

The event promises to be a fun-filled evening of entertainment featuring the vocal talent of a variety of Westmoreland County senior-level officials and more. The leadership performance line-up includes state Sen. Kim Ward; Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas; Phil Koch, CEO, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County; Anne Kraybill, The Richard M. Scaife Director/ CEO, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Dr. Sheila Confer, director, Academic Village at the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg; Cindy Leonard, executive director, YWCA Westmoreland; Dirk Matson, director, Behavioral Health, Westmoreland County; Tay Waltenbaugh, CEO, Westmoreland Community Action, and Rabbi Sara Perman and Carlotta Paige, co-chairs of the Westmoreland Diversity Coalition.

There also will be other surprise performances.

“We are honored and grateful that leaders from all segments of the Westmoreland County community are willing to support the coalition in this way. The line-up of leadership talent promises to keep our guests entertained throughout the evening,” said Paige.

Funds raised by the event will be used for operational support and educational programming that addresses appreciation and understanding of difference, inclusion and diversity.

“With the help of our sponsors, coalition members and members of our board, we expect this event to be a huge success,” said Perman.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 724-834-1260, ext. 109.

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