Ice Gala 2024

Join us for the 9th edition of our Annual Ice Gala, an evening dedicated to celebrating our impactful Workforce Development Initiatives within the German American Community in Pittsburgh. Proudly presented by Bank of America, this year's gala revolves around the captivating theme of our German sister state Nordrhein Westfalen (NRW).

As tradition dictates, we extend a warm invitation to members, supporters, and friends of the German-American business community. Come together with us to not only raise awareness but also generate vital funds for our Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Programs. Let's revel in the progress and triumphs of our initiatives, applauding the companies and apprentices who contribute to their success.

A significant highlight of the evening is the announcement of the upcoming graduation of our third cohort of apprentices in Spring 2024. Our gala serves as the ideal platform to celebrate their achievements through a Graduation Ceremony, where they will be awarded their well-deserved certifications.

Year after year, we are honored to welcome regional business leaders and prominent figures from the German American community. Together, we raise a toast to the enduring strength of the transatlantic connection between Germany and the U.S., acknowledging the unwavering dedication of our community, partners, and sponsors. This gathering attracts an increasing number of guests annually, including C-level executives and business leaders from diverse industries within the Pittsburgh region.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of our signature event, featuring enchanting German NRW-themed ice sculptures, a sumptuous Gala Dinner, insightful speakers from Bank of America, and engaging presentations. Be there for the highlight of the evening—the Apprentice of the Year Award and the Apprentice Graduation Celebration. The festivities continue with an exciting After Party, promising a night filled with celebration and camaraderie.

Program Highlights:

  • Gala Dinner
  • Presentation from Bank of America Representative
  • Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony
  • "Apprentice of the Year" Award
  • Nordrhein Westfalia Themed Ice Sculptures 
  • After Party