for Orange Arrow

Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Pittsburgh



Eat, Mingle, Silent Auction, & OA Alumni Band 



Panel of OA Family 
Moderated by Lousaka Polite

Tribute to Franco Harris 

Educator of the Decade, Patti Camper
Presented by Jody Spolar

Administrator of the Decade, Penny Semaia 
Presented by Donna Sanft

Closing Remarks, Shawn Robinson


DJ Nate the Barber, Network, & Exhibits


Welcome: Chandi Chapman

Chandi Chapman anchors Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 weekend evening newscasts and reports during the week. She is a New Castle native and University of Pittsburgh graduate.


Emcees: Dillon and Jaida 

Moderator: Lousaka Polite

Lousaka Polite is the Director of Outreach for the NFLPA and Vice Chair of the OA Board of Directors. He is a Pittsburgh native and played in the NFL for nine years.


Presenters: Jody Spolar and Donna Sanft

Jody Spolar is a strategic leader who has served in roles ranging from the supervisor of labor relations at a major steel producer to the chief human resources officer at the City of Pittsburgh School District. She currently serves as OA’s Board Chair and is co-founder and partner at Volu2 Consulting.

Donna Sanft is the former Executive Associate Athletics Director and Associate Dean of Students at the University of Pittsburgh. She currently serves on the OA Advisory Council to the President.

Evolution: Tamica Mickle and Ron Idoko

Tamica Mickle is Chief Operations Officer at the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania. She also serves as the OA Vice President, Operations.


Ron Idoko is Associate Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems, Founding Director of the Racial Equity Consciousness Institute, and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as an OA consultant for DEI work.


When you do well on the field, people are looking for some leadership off the field. And you have to step up. 

Franco Harris, WTAE Interview about Orange Arrow

As a testament to his belief in Orange Arrow, the planning for TEN began last spring with NFL great, and Steeler legend, Franco Harris, agreeing to be the Honorary Chair for this celebration.

The sports and greater community lost an icon when we heard of his passing. Orange Arrow will continue to do good work as part of his inimitable legacy.

We will produce a loving tribute at the event. 

Champion Sponsors

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Anita Wharton

Jody Spolar

Board Chair,
Orange Arrow

Fan Sponsors

Crystal Clear Medicare

The Williams Family

Roberto Croce

Beverage Donors

Food Donors

Friends of OA

412 Ductless

Justin Rudd

Shanté Pumphrey

Dr. Lailah Issac

Rosy Reed

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