A long table with men and women in dresses and suits sitting on both sides and converse with each other


Pittsburgh Opera’s 38th annual fundraising gala, Maecenas XXXVIII, returns on April 15, 2023 with Enchantment in the Garden hosted by event chairs Mr. Sri Palanisamy & Dr. Laxmi Modali.

Pittsburgh Opera's signature fundraiser gala Maecenas is the social event not to be missed. It is hailed by SEEN as “one of the best black-tie galas in town” and by the Tribune Review as one of Pittsburgh’s top parties of the year. Named for Gaius Maecenas, the wealthy Roman statesman and cultural patron, the Maecenas gala has developed a reputation for a spectacular environment and great entertainment.


Event Details:

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Bitz Opera Factory
(Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters)
2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

6:30 PM 
VIP Reception

7:00 PM 
Welcome Performance by Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists

8:00 PM             
Dinner by Common Plea Catering
Awards Ceremony

10:00 PM
Dessert & Dancing with Gary Racan and the Studio E Band

Maecenas Award is being given to Mary Louise Gailliot and the late Henry J. Gailliot.
Lifetime Achievement Award is being given to Janet Sarbaugh.


Ticketing Levels:

Benefactor Ticket - $800/ea
“Benefactor” Ticketholders are invited to an exclusive VIP reception at 6:30PM. They also receive premier seating during dinner followed by an evening of awards, live performances, and dancing. Valet Parking is included.

Patron Ticket - $550/ea
“Patron” Ticketholders will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 7:00PM followed by dinner, desserts, and dancing. Valet Parking is included.

New Guard Benefactor Ticket - $325/ea**
Benefits same as Benefactor above.

New Guard Patron Ticket(s) at $250/ea**
Benefits same as Patron Level above.
**Must be an active New Guard Member. Join here! (Ages 21-45) *

Table Purchase - $8,000 (for 8-10 guests)
Purchasing a table allows you the freedom of inviting your friends and colleagues to experience the wonderful Maecenas Gala. Please contact Torrance Gricks via email or call (412) 281-0912 x 225 to reserve a table.

Chair 2023

2023 Host Committee

2023 Sponsors

2023 Award Winners

Maecenas Award History