Our 2022 Board of Directors

Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes has a dedicated Board of Directors working throughout the year to advance and enhance our fundraising and toy collecting efforts. Their ambitious goals include collecting more toys for needy Pittsburgh area girls and boys than ever before!

Chairman: Javid Shojaie, Jaden’s Catering

Trustees: Greg Feorene, Elite Corporation, Inc.; Krista Cox, Bridges Hospice; Jeff Muenk, Overhead Doors of Pittsburgh, and Scot Coy.

Secretary & Communications Director: Kathy Schultheis, Ciarletta’s Confections.

Treasurer: Joel Davis, Davis, Davis & Associates.

Social Media Marketing: Cathy Griffith, Town Vision Digital; Frank Gribbin, Plumline Nursery; Mike & Lizzy Connors Leacon Digital

Web Master: Mike & Lizzy Connors, Leacon Digital


Special Events: David Rancatore, Lending Heights; Mary Beth Tedrick

Distribution/Collection: Deanna Seruga, Concrete 25.

Special TFPT coordinator: Hanna Newlin Events By Hanna Rae, Melinda McNamara Experienced Closing Services


Maintenance: Cliff Henderson of Henderson Construction

Box Distribution: Lisa Ives, Ives Eye Care; Kathy Slomer

Toy Distribution: Keith Anderson, Harold Katofsky

Volunteer & Staffing Coordinator: Kathy Slomer 

For children of all ages, very few feelings match the excitement of opening presents Christmas morning. Often overlooked, however, are the children who won’t receive gifts this Christmas. Victims of unfair circumstances beyond their control, these kids deserve to experience the same level of excitement as their more fortunate peers. Many of these children live within the very own community in which you live and/or do business. Thanks to the Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection and its small business members, thousands of less fortunate local children have received gifts during the holiday season over the past several years as a result of the efforts of Toys For Pittsburgh Tikes.

Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes was created by the Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection, or GPBC, a networking group consisting of more than 65 local businesses who exchange referrals and work together to help improve the local Pittsburgh-area communities in which they do business. The GPBC holds its weekly meetings every Wednesday morning at Jaden’s Catering in Monroeville.

Each year since its inception, GPBC has raised more money and toys than the year prior, and it hopes to keep up that trend for 2019 by expanding its reach and by actively seeking monetary and toy donations throughout the year.

You can help too. Donate Today!

Online donations are now accepted all year round. You don’t have to wait for Christmas to help Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes this year!

Through your generous donations, we can continue to support the needs of Pittsburgh children who are less fortunate.