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At the 2022 Allies Ball and Free For All, we celebrated our inaugural class of Bright Young People, those in our community who are already making a difference through their work, their art or their activism.

We are excited to continue this program in 2023 and to honor a new class of Bright Young People who are moving the conversation in Pittsburgh forward, particularly when it comes to equity and inclusion. The Bright Young People are already outstanding in their fields and their communities and are helping to build a bright future. The Bright Young People will be guests at the Allies Ball itself and will be a prominent part of the Free For All festivities.

The Allies Ball and Free For All is scheduled for Friday, May 26, 2023. The Bright Young People must be available to attend the event. Nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. LGBTQIA identified person, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), individuals with disabilities and legal histories, as well as from other historically underrespresented communities are encouraged to take part.

Click hereĀ to access the nomination form. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Beth Wyko at or call 412-627-8728.