Pittsburgh Employees Scoop up Some Fun for Charity Fundraiser

August 16, 2015

On Sunday, August 16, Michael Baker International employees participated in the 21st Annual Ice Cream Fundae fundraiser at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, benefiting Pressley Ridge, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization that provides care to children in need and families in crisis.

Hundreds of guests attended Pressley Ridge’s signature fundraiser and enjoyed all-you-can-eat ice cream, visits with the animals, a variety of family-friendly activities and a chance to meet some of the children being assisted by the organization.  

Michael Baker volunteers from the Pittsburgh offices manned the company’s zoo-themed ice cream scooping station and served the company’s hand-selected ice cream flavor “Zoolicious,” which was a combination of vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge and peanut butter cups. Attendees could then vote on their favorite flavor.  

“Prior to joining Michael Baker, I worked at Pressley Ridge for nine years in various positions,” said Jamie Orr, database marketing manager and Ice Cream Fundae event volunteer chair.  “I have witnessed the direct impact Pressley Ridge makes for children and families, and I understand how crucial support from companies like Michael Baker is to the organization.  I’m proud to be a part of a company that has established an ongoing commitment of ‘We Make a Difference’ in the communities we serve.”

Founded in Pittsburgh in 1832, Pressley Ridge helps 5,200 children annually and touches the lives of more than 10,000 families by providing educational opportunities, foster care connections, residential care and community-based support in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Portugal and Hungary.