The 2008 Urban Garden Party was a smashing success thanks to 950+ people who turned out to help support the museum's mission. This event is vital to the Mattress Factory's programming, and we are humbled by the love that was shown for us last Friday. Thank you so much.
Special thanks are due to the people and organizations who generously supported the event through an event sponsorship. Major support was provided by ACUSIS, Allegheny General Hospital, All in Good Taste Productions, AT&T, Bank of New York Mellon, Bitz Foundation, CGI, Continental Airlines, Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Hammel, III, Giant Eagle, IBM, LaQuatra Bonci, Oracle, Oxford Development, Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Magazine, PNC, Presidio Networked Solutions, Traveler's Service Company, WDUQ-FM and WYEP-FM.
Additional funding was provided by Alpern Rosenthal, Scott Bergstein & Jessica Coup, Blush, Buncher Family Foundation, Ciber, CompuCom, Cully Glass, Dell, H Marketing Services, HP, Highmark, Hilbish McGee Lighting Design, iGate, IKON, Izzazu Salon, KFMR, KS Kennedy, NEP Supershooters, PJ Dick Inc, Trumbull Corp., Preservation Technologies, Reed & Witting Company, Rubinoff Company, SMARTSolution Technologies, Smithfield Trust Company, Softworld Inc., UPMC, Verizon Business, Verizon Foundation, Lenora M. Vesio, Dr. Michael White, Wilke & Associates LLC and Xerox.
Wigs were donated by Elsen Associates.
A recap of the evening is highlighted in the selection of photos below (credit: John Altdorfer). Click on the image to view the full-size photo at our Flickr site.