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Ellen and Jack Kessler hosted the Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvana Spring Gala at their Squirrel Hill home. May 30, 2015.
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Tommy Freggen and Khurram Butt strike an artistic pose near a Warhol print during the Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvana Spring Gala hosted at the home of Ellen and Jack Kessler in Squirrel Hill. May 30, 2015.
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CEO Kim Evert and board president Carole Bailey pose during the Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvana Spring Gala hosted at the home of Ellen and Jack Kessler in Squirrel Hill. May 30, 2015.
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Pat Siger and her daughter in law Kinsey Casey pose in front of a Doug Cooper charcoal and graphite on paper work during the Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvana Spring Gala hosted at the home of Ellen and Jack Kessler in Squirrel Hill. May 30, 2015.
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Karalyn Emrich and Dr. Sarah Flaherty were among the guests attending the Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvana Spring Gala hosted at the home of Ellen and Jack Kessler in Squirrel Hill. May 30, 2015.

A Plexiglass-covered indoor pool ignited more than a few rounds of interesting conversation as guests entered the Squirrel Hill manse of Jack andEllen Kessler for Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania’s Spring Gala on the evening of May 30.

“There are a lot of people standing on that,” noted Khurram Butt, with Tommy Freggen.

The event supported PPWP’s mission of providing accessible and affordable reproductive health care services to a wide demographic.

With 200 guests making the rounds, the hosts reflected on their longstanding support of the region’s contribution to that effort.

“I really admire the work that they do,” Ellen Kessler said. “I really feel they’ve been champions of women’s rights for a long time.”

Spied were prexy Kim Evert, board prez Carole Bailey, Leslie Davis andAbe Leizerowski, Debra and Rep.Dan Frankel, Betsy andTom Teti with their daughter, Julia, Pat Siger and Kinsey Casey.

Kate Benz is the society columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at [email protected], 412-380-8515 or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.

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