The Family Life Fund would like to thank everyone for a successful Sweet Gesture 2016 event.  As a result of your generosity, Family Life raised over $95,000 for the benefit of ACHIEVA, the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh and the Family Life Fund.  We hope that you are able to continue to contribute to the Family Life Fund throughout the year so that we can continue our mission of helping families who are coping with a child’s compromised health or well-being.  


February 11, 2017

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors.  

For information on becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Sweet Gesture event, please click "contact us" at the bottom of the page.

About Family Life Fund


The Family Life Fund [501(c)(3)] is dedicated to helping families who are coping with a child’s compromised health or well-being.  We recognize and honor the impact of family in a child's life.  When a child faces challenges, the entire family is affected.

Formerly an Auxiliary Board of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Foundation, the Family Life Fund has reorganized to expand our scope of support, allowing us to reach beyond the walls of the hospital and serve even more families in need.

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Our Events


The Family Life Fund's primary fundraising event,"A Sweet Gesture", is held each February around Valentine's Day as an evening to celebrate love by being with our loved ones, supporting our community, and opening our hearts to the families of children whose health or well-being are compromised.  Every year highlights a different theme and features a fabulous dinner, exquisite live auction items, silent auction items and live entertainment.  It's an annual tradition not to be missed!

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2016 Beneficiaries


The Family Life Fund supports organizations and community programs throughout the region who are offering care to families and children in crisis and who are facing medical or other challenges.

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