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The Drafting Dreams Founder's Day Gala

  • Hyatt House 5335 Baum Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA, 15224 United States (map)

Join us as we honor the namesakes and families of our Scholarship Funds and continue to raise money for each fund!

Tickets Prices:
-Adult: $60, with option to pay a $35 Deposit
-Youth (ages 10-18): $35
-Child (ages 9 and under): $0
-Table of 10: $450, with option to pay a $200 Deposit


Meat Selection


Side Dishes (Choice of Two)
Macaroni and Cheese
Potato Salad
Linguini Salad
Vegetarian Baked Beans
Greens with Smoked Turkey
Green Beans no Meat

Desert: Pound Cake!

50% of your ticket price is tax-deductible. Proceeds will benefit the following categories:
-Scholarships for High School Students
-Sponsorships for College Students
-Awards for Conference Travel for Students
-Support for Underfunded Schools of Architecture
-Financial Assistance to students and families affected by gun violence.

If you cannot attend, we would gladly appreciate a monetary donation. 50% of your monetary donation is tax-deductible. You can donate by visiting

We are seeking sponsors to financially support our event and our scholarship funds and would be honored to have you and or your company or organization as a sponsor!

Your sponsorship will support the following scholarships: 

The Ina Ingram Merit Scholarship for high school students accepted into a college or university to study architecture; 

The Ishman B. Davis Pathways Scholarship for college students currently studying architecture at a college or university; 

The Beverly Lynn Hughes Experience Award for college students currently studying architecture to travel to national conferences; and 

The HBCU ArcEd Award, which grants two awards to two of the six Historically Black Colleges & Universities that offer degrees in architecture.

The Antwon Jamar Johnson Fund for students whose parents lost their lives to gun violence and for the families that support said students.

For more information about the Drafting Dreams Scholarship Funds, visit:

The sponsorship levels are:

Advocate for Architectural Education: $100
Associate in Advancing Architectural Education:    $250
Leader in Advancing Architectural Education:    $500
Champion for Architectural Education:    $1,000

To purchase your sponsorship package, visit:

In exchange for your sponsorship, you will receive tickets to the ArcEd Luncheon, a plaque in recognition of your company’s support, and Drafting Dreams polo shirts. We will send your company quarterly updates on our programming and students, detailing how your funds have been allocated and demonstrating the impact your company has had on the lives of our students.

This year, we have partnered with the
Harambee Ujima Black Arts & Culture Association!


A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Harambee Ujima Black Arts & Culture Association in support of the 2019 Harambee Black Arts Festival in Pittsburgh!

In 2019, Drafting Dreams has been successful in educating 67 students, grades Kindergarten through 12th, on princples of architecture. This totals to at least 628 students total over our four-year existence. The purpose of this work is to inspire the next generation of architects, as well as to increase women and minority participation in the profession of architecture. 

According to a 2016 report from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the demographic breakdown of persons who initially become licensed as architects is as follows:

Asian    8%
African American    2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander    0.3%
Other (Including Hispanic/Latino)    4%
Women    34%

Our belief is that these statistics can change by educating students K-12 on the profession of architecture, thus increasing the amount of students who are aware of the profession as a viable career choice.

The ArcEd Luncheon is the second part of our work. Teaching architecture to students K-12 sparks interest in students to attend college to study architecture. Funding their interests allows them to attend and graduate from an architectural degree-granting program. Please support these efforts!

Earlier Event: September 29
The 2nd Annual Drafting Dreams ArcEd Luncheon