The Twenty-Five Club Turns 75

 In 2014 The Twenty-Five Club will celebrate its 75 anniversary. Since its inception in 1939, The Twenty Five Club has supported newborn medicine, neonatal research, and fetal interventions at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the Magee-Womens Research Institute.

The generous support of The Twenty-Five Club has led to breakthroughs that have impacted the health of babies locally and world-wide. Among their contributions:

• Provided comfort items for babies born with an inherited addiction to drugs
• Supported crucial research projects in the field of newborn medicine
• Provided important resources for the more than 1,700 babies who stay in Magee’s   NICU each year
• Helped position Magee as one of 12 hospitals in the country to offer fetal intervention, including in utero surgery for Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and Spina Bifida
• Created The Twenty-Five Club Endowed Chair in Newborn Medicine

Join us to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Twenty-Five Club honoring Charles "Corky" and Frances Cost!

The Cradle Will Rock: A Platinum Affair

A black-tie gala to benefit pre-natal and neonatal research and clinical care at Magee.

Saturday, Nov. 1, Omni William Penn Hotel, 17th Floor Ballroom
VIP reception: 6 p.m.
Cocktail reception: 7 p.m.
Dinner: 8 p.m.
Ticket cost: $250

Dinner will be followed by dessert and dancing. Music will be provided by the Bobby Nicholas Band and a silent auction will feature one-of-a-kind hand painted chairs created by local artists. 

For more information about the event or to reserve your seat, call Debbie Barbarita at


Meet The Twenty-Five Club

Bobbi Aiello

Debbie Barbarita

Jeanne Caliguiri

Rona Dane

Susan Fitzsimmons

Michel Franklin

Dani Grego

Veronica Guarino

Janice Hackett

Kathleen Hess

Heather Hillier

Penny Holden

Shanon Mahramas

Carol Massaro

Dani Jo McClane

Barbara Mendlowitz

Barbara Norris

Kathe Patrinos

Faye Sampson

Marsetta Schweiger

Doris Shepherd

Peggy Snavely

Arlene Sokolow

Judy Woffington

Susan Zitelli