Gold Level: $2,500 to $5,000 

The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.

The Heinz Endowments

Our mission is to help our region thrive as a whole community – economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally – while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields in which we work. Our fields of emphasis include philanthropy in general and the disciplines represented by our five grant-making programs: Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Education; Environment; and Community & Economic Development.


UPMC is a $10 billion global health enterprise with more than 55,000 employees headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is transforming health care by integrating more than 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a health insurance services division, and international and commercial services. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranked No. 10 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals in 2012 — and No. 1 in Pennsylvania — with 15 adult specialty areas ranked for excellence. UPMC is redefining health care by using innovative science, technology, and medicine to invent new models of accountable, cost-efficient, and patient-centered care.

Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The mission of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is to support and foster the provision of healthcare services, healthcare education, and, when reasonable and appropriate, medical and scientific research, and to respond to the medical, custodial and other health-related needs of elderly, underprivileged, indigent and underserved persons in both the Jewish and general community throughout Western Pennsylvania.  In fulfilling this mission, JHF perpetuates the vision and values of the founders of Montefiore Hospital, whose sale in 1990 provided for the Foundation's endowment.


Falk Foundation

The Falk Foundation works to achieve a tolerant, just and inclusive society by reforming racially discriminatory policies and practices, promoting inclusion, increasing access to opportunity, and ensuring fair allocation of public resources.


Silver Level: $1,000 - $2,499

Buhl Foundation

It is the mission of the Buhl Foundation to create community legacies by leveraging its resources to encourage people and organizations to dream, to innovate and to take action.

Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy

Established in 2007, the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy at the University of Pittsburgh fosters public education and civic action on important public policy issues, building on the legacy of Pitt alumnus and emeritus trustee Dick Thornburgh (LAW ’57), a two-term governor of Pennsylvania and U.S. Attorney General under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Among the forum’s goals are to promote able and principled governance at all levels, to advance the rule of law at home and abroad, and to assist the government’s response to the special needs of persons with disabilities, many of them wounded in service to their country.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law has educated generations of lawyers since our first 35 graduates in 1895. Since then, Pitt Law has continued to grow and enhance the legal education provided, each year graduating over 200 legal scholars equipped to enter and impact a worldwide legal community.

While we have a venerable history, Pitt Law is on the move with a curriculum that offers strong fundamentals, as well as the programs and opportunities that are critical to lawyers today. You will be challenged by classroom debates and discussions, participate in real-world cases and have the opportunity to hone your skills in externships and moot court competitions.

Wherrett Lecture Series in Local Government

The Wherrett Lecture Series brings together local leaders from academia, state and local governments, the nonprofit community, and the private sector to ask thoughtful questions about problems facing the region and explore innovative solutions. Past series have yielded insights on how to expand regional governance in the area and research recommendations for the Pennsylvania State Legislature.


Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University serves an integral role in educating the current and future workforce, reaching out to the community, advancing research and patient care. 

National Academy of Public Administration

The National Academy of Public Administration and its Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance, chaired by Dr. Blue Wooldridge, are committed to exploring ways to strengthen national and local programs designed to address economic and social disparities. 


Bronze Level: $500-$999

Neighborhoood Allies

Our mission is to support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining thriving neighborhoods.


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