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One simple goal - to make a child feel special.

Every child, regardless of personal, or financial circumstances deserves a very special birthday. Beverly’s Birthdays provides birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in-need. From the “birth” to the 18th birthday, and special milestones, in-between, we spread cheer 365 days a year!

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The Beginning

A life-changing question

In 2011, our founder, Megs Yunn, met a young girl named, Beverly, at a local afterschool program. Megs was helping her with her reading homework and Beverly had to use the word accustomed to in a sentence. Not knowing the meaning of the word, Ms. Megs asked, “Beverly, at birthday parties, people are accustomed to eating what?” Beverly responded that she had never had a birthday party of her own or even a slice of her own birthday cake. Inspired by this interaction, Megs decided to start the nonprofit, Beverly’s Birthdays, to provide meaningful birthday celebrations for children experiencing homelessness and families in need. Since 2012, the organization has supported thousands of birthdays, and the organization has grown to offer a variety of celebration based programming.

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OUR PARTNERS

Partnerships to support families.

Beverly’s Birthday has partnerships with over 100 social service agencies, 100 low-income schools, and is a contract provider with Allegheny County DHS. We are also proud to be a program provider for all 28 Family Support Centers in Allegheny County.

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Our Leadership

Meet our birthday cheerleaders

Each member of our energetic, dedicated, and compassionate leadership team and board believes whole heartedly in Beverly’s Birthdays mission and the inherent value in celebrating others.

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Leadership

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Megs Yunn

Executive Director/Founder

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Kristeen Ballas

Director of Programming & Community Engagement

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Christine Diamond

Accounting & Office Manager

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Liz Holmes

Development Manager

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Julianne Puckett

Development & Marketing Assistant

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Jordan Craig

Manager of Inventory & Operations

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Logan Yunn

Programming Assistant
Inventory

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Darla Sherlock

Director of Beverly's Babies

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Paige Jones

Program Manager
Beverly's Babies

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Michelle Jinks

Manager of Celebrations & Gifts

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Betsy Backus

Programming Assistant
Birthday Cheer Bins

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Cheryl Robinson

Programming Assistant
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Marissa Wall

Program Manager
Birthday Boutique

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Mikayla Durkoske

Programming Assistant
Celebrations, Gifts & Birthday Boutique

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Emma Sieg

Programming Assistant
Birthday Boutique

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Jazlyn Moses

Party Facilitator

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Kathryn Nardo

Party Facilitator & Intern

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Pat McManus

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Megs Yunn

Executive Director/Founder

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Kristeen Ballas

Director of Programming & Community Engagement

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Christine Diamond

Accounting & Office Manager

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Liz Holmes

Development Manager

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Julianne Puckett

Development & Marketing Assistant

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Jordan Craig

Manager of Inventory & Operations

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Logan Yunn

Programming Assistant
Inventory

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Darla Sherlock

Director of Beverly's Babies

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Paige Jones

Program Manager
Beverly's Babies

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Michelle Jinks

Manager of Celebrations & Gifts

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Betsy Backus

Programming Assistant
Birthday Cheer Bins

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Cheryl Robinson

Programming Assistant
Birthday Cheer Bins

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Marissa Wall

Program Manager
Birthday Boutique

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Mikayla Durkoske

Programming Assistant
Celebrations, Gifts & Birthday Boutique

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Emma Sieg

Programming Assistant
Birthday Boutique

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Jazlyn Moses

Party Facilitator

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Kathryn Nardo

Party Facilitator & Intern

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Pat McManus

Transportation

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Board Members

President
Kristin Ash

Vice President, Executive and Strategic Communications, Highmark Health

Vice President
Kalani Palmer

Associate Vice President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Treasurer
Jessica Miller

Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services, Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Secretary
Jaime Szoszorek

Senior Program Officer, Colcom Foundation

Miltiadis Constantine

Program Manager, Strategy and Operations, Meta

Suzanne Currier

Director, Global Brand Marketing, Strategy and Insights, Mylan

Lisa Fox

Chief Executive Office, The Bradley Center

Sara Gaal

Senior Director, Allegheny Conference

Amy Gonzalez

Senior Community Advisory, Equitrans Midstream Corporation

Kate (Bonn) Grumley

Project Engineer, FedEx Ground

Sara Holzer

National Sales Director, VisitPittsburgh

Danielle Harshman

Executive Director, Ironworker Employers Association of Western PA, Inc.

Kolleen Johnson

Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, PathWays of SWPA

Aleksandra Kocelko

Associate Attorney, Burns White LLC

John Markwell

Head of Commercial Management and Trading, Exus Management Partners

Aparna Nemlekar

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Regina Vitti-Lyons

Director, KPMG

Taneshya Williams

Program Manager, Pennsylvania Women Work

Kyona White

Program Manager, Sojourner House MOMS

Kylie Zaffino

Senior Compensation Consultant, Amazon

President
Kristin Ash

Vice President, Executive and Strategic Communications, Highmark Health

Vice President
Kalani Palmer

Associate Vice President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Treasurer
Jessica Miller

Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services, Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Secretary
Jaime Szoszorek

Senior Program Officer, Colcom Foundation

Miltiadis Constantine

Program Manager, Strategy and Operations, Meta

Suzanne Currier

Director, Global Brand Marketing, Strategy and Insights, Mylan

Lisa Fox

Chief Executive Office, The Bradley Center

Sara Gaal

Senior Director, Allegheny Conference

Amy Gonzalez

Senior Community Advisory, Equitrans Midstream Corporation

Kate (Bonn) Grumley

Project Engineer, FedEx Ground

Sara Holzer

National Sales Director, VisitPittsburgh

Danielle Harshman

Executive Director, Ironworker Employers Association of Western PA, Inc.

Kolleen Johnson

Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, PathWays of SWPA

Aleksandra Kocelko

Associate Attorney, Burns White LLC

John Markwell

Head of Commercial Management and Trading, Exus Management Partners

Aparna Nemlekar

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Regina Vitti-Lyons

Director, KPMG

Taneshya Williams

Program Manager, Pennsylvania Women Work

Kyona White

Program Manager, Sojourner House MOMS

Kylie Zaffino

Senior Compensation Consultant, Amazon

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