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Black Tie for Hearts 2023

Black Tie for Hearts 2023

The Westmoreland/Frick Foundation hosted their annual black tie event at Greensburg Country Club on March 25, 2023. This years event, Black Tie for Hearts raised funds for the Excela Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute.

The night started with former offensive lineman, center and four-time Steelers Super Bowl champion Jon Kolb  taking questions from the crowd, with KDKA News sports anchor Bob Pompeani moderating the session. Following the VIP party, the main event kicked off with dinner and remarks by cardiologist Dr. James E. Adisey. Afterward, guests tried their luck at casino-style table games and bidding on an array of silent auction items.

The Excela Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute has a reputation for excellence in patient care and quality outcomes with the latest recognition coming from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, ranking the heart surgery program among the top 2 percent nationwide. The Institute offers the life-changing, minimally invasive procedures such as:

  • Open Heart Surgery
  • TAVR (Trans-Aortic Valve Replacement)
  • Watchman
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) for the support of a failing heart

The Westmoreland/Frick Hospital Foundation raises funds for the primary purpose of furthering the mission of Excela Health – to improve the health and well-being of every life we touch. Our primary activities are to support our hospitals and other services through funding via any number of initiatives. We distribute monies to enhance services, acquire new equipment and technology, and aid in vital programs for the communities we serve.

To date, our foundation has distributed more than $10 million to make capital and technology improvements at Frick and Westmoreland Hospitals. All monies raised at Black Tie for Hearts will benefit the Excela Health Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Bank Roller

A. Martini & ArTECH



The Pit Boss

Penn Line Enterprises

PNC Bank (PNC Healthcare)

Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary

The Jackpot

Orland Bethel


Employees Charitable Trust Fund


Greensburg Care Center/Harmon House

Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation

Seton Hill University

Unity Printing

Wells Fargo

Western PA Elect. Labor Mgmt. Coop. & IBEW

The Player’s Club

Tom and Ann Albanesi

Phyllis Bertok and Richard Lopretto

Jan Taylor and Pat Condo

Excela Health Medical Staff

Joseph Gibson

Kepple-Graft Funeral Home

Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society

McKamish, Inc.

Al and Sally Anne Novak

Ridilla Family Partnership


Saint Vincent College

Matthew and Megan Snider

John and Donna Sphon

Mark and Kaaren Tintori

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Special thank you to Sarris Candies for their generous donation of chocolates for the evening's event.

Click here to view the full photo gallery from the evening.