Our Charity Ambassadors

Since we first dropped the first green flag in 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s mission has been to produce a world-class vintage automotive event in order to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Because of the generous support and contributions from our sponsors and participants, combined with the dedication of our volunteers, to date, we have been able to donate over $6 million to the Autism-Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School.

Starting in 2005 the PVGP selected ambassadors from each of our charities. Anita represented the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Brandon represented Merakey Allegheny Valley School. Over the years Anita and Brandon have become part of the Grand Prix family. they even got to meet NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon when he attend the PVGP in 2007! They both make appearances throughout the year at Grand Prix events, attend the Blacktie Gala, visit the race track at Pittsburgh International Race Complex and ride in the Opening Ceremony Parade at Schenley Park.

The PVGP Ambassador Program has been such a great success that after 10 years we decided to expand it and add even more ambassadors from each charity.  Each person represents the impact that our event and charities have on our community. Thousands of lives have been dramatically improved through the educational and residential programs that the Autism-Pittsburgh and Merakey AVS provide. Our ambassadors help to put a face on the charities and let the public see that their donations and efforts have a real and lasting effect.

PVGP Charity Ambassadors

Charity Ambassadors from left to right: Eddie, Brandon, Anita, Joe and Elizabeth.

The community’s support of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is incredibly important and helps to make a difference in the lives of so many in western Pennsylvania. Learn about the many ways to contribute to the PVGP and its charity partners.