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Happy Ending: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 'Storybook' Gala Nets Big Revenue

With only a shoestring budget, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's in-house event team netted $757,000—nearly 50 percent above goal—by deft management of funds and event space. The 550 dinner guests dined in six different rooms in Heinz Hall, each themed to a classic fairy tale. The Special Events Advisory Board loved this happy ending, honoring the event with a 2015 Gala Award. Photos courtesy Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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