Our Charity Ambassadors

Since our founding 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 $5.5 million to the Autism Society of 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 make appearances throughout the year at Grand Prix events and ride in the parade at Schenley Park.

The Ambassador Program has been such a great success that after 10 years we decided to expanded it and added four more ambassadors.  They all characterize the impact that our two charities have in our community. Thousands of lives have been dramatically improved through the educational and residential programs that the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Merakey AVS provide. Our ambassadors 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


Left to right:Anita, Brandon, Ed, Elizabeth, Tony and Joe