top of page
  • Curio412

Champions of Change

Best Buddies of Pittsburgh is serving their mission while pivoting their fundraising strategy.

Video courtesy of Jason Bertocchi

Each Monday, Curio412 will be highlighting good news of service and innovation in our communities!

Today we are highlighting Best Buddies Pennsylvania, serving their mission while pivoting their strategy. Best Buddies empowers the special abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by helping them form meaningful friendships, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve self-advocacy and communication skills.

Not even Covid-19 can stop friendship in the City of Champions! Innovation has led to new ways to raise funds and spread the word. When unable to host their annual TasteBuds chef showcase, event Chair Jason Bertocchi, says that supporters and chefs enthusiastically became champions for a different kind of fundraiser. The Champion of the Year virtual peer-to-peer event, is a friendly competition that raises support and recognizes the community’s most active leaders of inclusion.

The collective impact of all Champions will generate countless opportunities for friendships, jobs, leadership and inclusive living for people with IDD.

Give Back

Watch the video to let Jason and Teresa tell you more! Learn more and support Best Buddies Champion of the Year here:

Curio412 is a consultancy for nonprofits and businesses who want to make a BIG impact, reap the benefits of a tight-knit team, and attract recognition to their organizations by developing systems that reflect your values and goals. We believe what you do makes a difference. Which is why we started our e-zine - to tell your story so you can be known for the good that you do.

Have a story of service and innovation from your organization that you would like to share? Email me at to be featured.

33 views0 comments


bottom of page