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One simple goal - to celebrate children and families.

Every child, regardless of personal, or financial circumstances deserves to be celebrated. Beverly’s Birthdays provides birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in-need. Our Beverly's Babies division provides critical baby care items and life sustaining resources for expecting parents and new babies. 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 expanded its mission to celebrate the “birth”day through a variety of baby and parent support initiative including, The Greater Pittsburgh Infant Formula Bank.

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OUR PARTNERS

Partnerships to support families.

Beverly’s Birthday has partnerships with over 150 social service agencies, 58 low-income schools, and is a contract provider with Allegheny County DHS and Washington County CYS. We are also proud to be a program provider with all 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

Associate Director

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Lisa Catanzarite

Director of Programming

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Jordan Craig

Director of Inventory & Operations

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Liz Holmes

Director of Marketing & Donor Relations

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Darla Sherlock

Director of Beverly's Babies

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Christine Diamond

Accounting & Office Manager

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Paige Jones

Beverly's Babies Manager

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Julianne Puckett

Marketing Manager

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Emma Myers

Beverly's Babies Program Associate

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Mikayla Durkoske

Program Associate

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Cheryl Robinson

Program Associate

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Ann Yarosik

Program Associate

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Brianna Haut

Junior Program Associate

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Kendyl Kelly

Junior Program Associate

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Alyssa Newman

Party Facilitator

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Constance Parrish

Party Facilitator

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Pat McManus

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Megs Yunn

Executive Director/Founder

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Kristeen Ballas

Associate Director

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Lisa Catanzarite

Director of Programming

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Jordan Craig

Director of Inventory & Operations

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Liz Holmes

Director of Marketing & Donor Relations

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Darla Sherlock

Director of Beverly's Babies

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Christine Diamond

Accounting & Office Manager

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Paige Jones

Beverly's Babies Manager

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Julianne Puckett

Marketing Manager

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Emma Myers

Beverly's Babies Program Associate

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Mikayla Durkoske

Program Associate

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Cheryl Robinson

Program Associate

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Ann Yarosik

Program Associate

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Brianna Haut

Junior Program Associate

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Kendyl Kelly

Junior Program Associate

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Alyssa Newman

Party Facilitator

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Constance Parrish

Party Facilitator

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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

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

Senior Director of Business Engagement, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

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

Founding Member, BOK Law & Mediation Services, PLLC

John Markwell

Head of Commercial Management and Trading, Exus Management Partners

Aparna Nemlekar

Intellectual Property Attorney, Dick's Sporting Goods

Regina Vitti-Lyons

Director, KPMG

Taneshya Williams

Manager of Employee Engagement, Vincentian Collaborative System

Kyona White

Program Manager, Sojourner House MOMS

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

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

Senior Director of Business Engagement, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

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

Founding Member, BOK Law & Mediation Services, PLLC

John Markwell

Head of Commercial Management and Trading, Exus Management Partners

Aparna Nemlekar

Intellectual Property Attorney, Dick's Sporting Goods

Regina Vitti-Lyons

Director, KPMG

Taneshya Williams

Manager of Employee Engagement, Vincentian Collaborative System

Kyona White

Program Manager, Sojourner House MOMS

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