Never been to CTF's Roll for a Reason Gala? Here's what it is all about...

The Roll for a Reason Gala is our biggest, best, and most popular event throughout the year to help raise funds in support of our breakthrough dementia research. It is a Monte Carlo Casino themed evening where guests enjoy poker, blackjack, craps, roulette & slots; live, silent & basket raffle auction items; live magic, food, spirits, exciting new games of chance, music and more! This one-of-a-kind evening will be held at J. Verno Studios in Pittsburgh’s South Side on Saturday, November 4, 2023 and is an evening you won't forget... learn more about Pittsburgh's best casino themed event in the details below and we look forward to seeing you there!



  • Craps 
  • Poker 
  • Black jack
  • Roulette
  • Slot machines

Not a gambler? No problem, give cash quiz a try, our family friendly trivia game!



Enjoy an open bar all evening long with speciality local liquors from PA Libations, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a carving station, and various themed food stations by Heavenly Cuisine... plus a candy & dessert bar!




There's an item for everyone, attendees & non-attendees alike, with exclusive in-person auctions as well as our online for all!

The online silent auction will be open starting on Wednesday, November 1st!



Magic, music, performance art, and more! From start to finish, you'll be entertained throughout the entire evening.

Get ready to be amazed by live music, dazed by performance painters Cody Sabol & Kate Schoeb, and surprised upon entrance by our magician, Eric Russell! 

Thank you to our current sponsors for their support!

2022 Gala Recap Video

Schedule of Evening Events

Schedule of Evening Events

5:30 PM - Doors Open

Open bar & heavy hors d'oeuvres / Live music / Magic / Live painting by Kait Schoeb & Cody Sabol, Silent & Basket Raffle Auction items open for bid

7:00 PM - Clear Thoughts Foundation Presentation / Song performance by Keely Singer

7:30 PM - Gaming Starts – Roll for a Reason!

8:45 PM - Live Performance Painting by Cody Sabol and Live Auction

9:45 PM - Basket Raffle Auction Closes, Live Auction - Bourbon

10:00 PM - Gaming Closes & Live Auction - Guitar

10:15 PM - Silent Auction Closes/Basket Raffle Auction Winners Posted

10:30 PM - Silent Auction Winners Posted/Gaming Winners Announced

10:45 PM - Last Call for Bar

11:00 PM - Event Closes

12:00PM (Noon) on Sunday 11/5 - Online Auction Closes