Each year CLASS holds the Community Heroes Awards Dinner to recognize our region’s top humanitarians who are strong advocates for inclusive and equitable communities.

While inclusion can be defined differently for each of us, many of our friends and neighbors continue to face adversity in our community. Everyday heroes help support people to eliminate or overcome these barriers to access medical care, employment, services, education, and much more.

Each year, CLASS recognizes individuals or organizations who are advocates for inclusive, diverse communities, as demonstrated by their unwavering dedication to all members of the Pittsburgh community. These community heroes have worked to ensure that all people, regardless of race, gender, ability, or affiliation - can participate in their communities. It is not just their work or their organizations that we are celebrating; it is the inclusive communities they have built. 

Proceeds from the event add vital revenue to programs and services CLASS provides, allowing the organization to serve nearly 300 people with disabilities, older adults, and their families.

Location / Date / Time:

The 2024 CLASS Community Heroes Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2024. The schedule of events is:

  • Reception - 5:30 p.m. (cash bar)
  • Silent Auction - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Dinner - 6:45 p.m.
  • Awards - 7:45 p.m.
  • Conclusion - 9:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Shannon McCarty at smccarty@classcommunity.org, or 412-683-7100 x2158.