"Celebrating the Heart of Penn-Mont"

“Celebrating the Heart of Penn-Mont” Spring Gala


After much consideration, Penn-Mont has made the decision to cancel its Gala for this year.  As you know, the gala had originally been moved from its traditional April date to August 2020 with the onset of COVID-19. However, many issues and concerns remain that would make it difficult to move forward with our gala this year, as we love and know it.  We always strive to present you with the very best experience possible.

Please mark your calendars and join us, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at The Blairmont Club.  We look forward to seeing you there!

We’ll  continue to celebrate the arts through the child’s eye. Fundraising during the evening will include a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Fund the Need, and other games of chance. Enjoy the wonderful food of the Blairmont and live entertainment,  all while spending time with other parents and friends of Penn-Mont.

The theme is “A Secret Garden, ” sponsored by Jeff Adler of Adler’s Landscape Nursery, Inc.  Jeff and his crew will transform the Blairmont into a Secret Garden.

Contact the Development Office for more information about our event.  Tickets will go on sale before the holidays!

To view photos from our 2019 gala go to: Celebrating the Heart of Penn-Mont Academy Photo Gallery

Support the Gala

We are looking forward to our wonderful event and we can’t do it without the support of our Penn-Mont community! Proceeds raised from this event play an important role in Penn-Mont’s ability to provide excellence in education through our arts and enrichment programs, activities and strategic initiatives. Supporting Penn-Mont is supporting our community! Click below to learn how you can help.  The forms will simply take your information.  We will invoice you if payment is needed for any selections.

Penn-Mont is a 501(c)3 charity.

Tickets will go on sale before the holidays.

What better setting than our elegant Gala to kick up your heels, dress to the nines, and honor our unique and diverse Montessori community! Check back prior the the 2020 holidays for ticket purchase options!

Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Student Art Auction Sponsor

Silent Auction Sponsor

Secret Garden Sponsor

Evening of Elegance Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Specialty Beverage Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Appetizer and Dessert Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

BMZ Law, P.C., The Burke Family, CNB Bank, Law Office of Michael B. Cohen, The Cook Family, Irwin Financial, Inc., Lake Raystown Resort, M&T Bank, Platinum Wealth Strategies LLC, S&T Bank, Seltzer Financial Strategies LLC, Snare & Associates Mortgage Services LLC,  Chantel and Grace Ventura, Olivia Walton and Family

Event Patrons

The Brouse Family, Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Farrell, The Mandel Family, Natalie Myers- PMA Class of ’07, Reliance Bank, Dr. and Mrs. Shaun and Khara Sheehan, April and Steve Sherry, Megan and Jimmy Steinbugl, Kristi and John Ventura, Dr. and Mrs. John T. Waibel

Notes from Friends and Supporters of Penn-Mont

This year will be the fourth PMA gala we have attended. We attended two galas before we had a child at PMA because we believe in the mission, we want to know more parent-aged people in the community, and we knew it would be a fun reason to get dressed up and have fun!

My favorite thing about the last two galas has been the silent auction items. I am really competitive so seeing the items raise in price makes my heart swell, and makes me want to bid higher and higher!

If you haven’t been to the gala, its for a great cause, you will have excellent food and drinks, and will have the chance to meet other parents you pass in the lobby and pick up line. It’s really a great bonding experience!

-Megan Steinbugl

This will be our third year attending the Penn-Mont gala and we always look forward to it! The event is lovely and it’s very well run by the gala committee as well as the folks at The Blairmont Club. The auction baskets are always great with a nice mix of items and experiences. There’s definitely something for everyone!

The spring gala is a great night to get together with friends or make some new ones. Plus all of the proceeds benefit Penn-Mont Academy. Grab a babysitter and join us – you won’t be disappointed!

-Tara Saltzburg

We are looking forward to attending our fourth PMA Gala this year!  It is always a wonderful evening. The food is delicious and the auction items and basket raffle items are definitely worth bidding on! It is so nice to have a chance to mingle with other parents…it is a great way to meet other families in the school as well!

Don’t miss an opportunity to join us this year for our “Secret Garden” themed gala!  We hope to see you there!

-Tiffany Stuckey

Coming Soon – Purchase Tickets Online

What better setting than our elegant Gala to kick up your heels, dress to the nines, and honor our unique and diverse Montessori community! Check back prior to the 2020 holidays to purchase tickets online.

2021 Event Planning Committee

Co-Chairs:  Tara Saltzburg and Megan Steinbugl

Honorary Co-Chair:  Tiffany Stuckey

Committee:  Katie Brouse, Ashley Campbell, Phoebe Cohen, Sarah DelBaggio,  Shannon Farrell,  Andrea Okonak, Reena Patel, Genevieve Patt, Lynzy Ponchione, Allison Ritchey, April Sherry, Chantel Ventura

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