Giving

Empty theater with paper bags in each of its 500 seats
The 500-seat theater “sold out” on April 24 with more than $10,000 in donations to Bradford’s soup kitchen.
A depiction of an eye with a rendered graphic interface over it
Projects funded include vision research and treatments, the LifeX life sciences startup accelerator and vaccine research.
The Pitt Day of Giving logo—a Cathedral of Learning in blue with the words "Day of Giving: 2.23.21" superimposed
More than 11,100 donors from all 50 states gave to scholarships, research, academic programs, student organizations, athletics and other University vital initiatives. See who won challenge funds and the Color Your Cathy contest.
Elise Silva and her daughter Miriam embracing on a bench
The Student Emergency Assistance Fund has helped dozens of students weather the pandemic. Find out how your support—or your artistic skills—can help on Feb. 23.
A multicolored rendering of a brain
The center will develop new brain imaging technologies to help fight against the effects of aging.
A man in a white soccer jersey playing soccer
Meet soccer standout Alexander Dexter: film student, former Bundesliga 2 player and first recipient of the Dietrich-Rauh Endowed Scholarship.
A man in a blue suit with a small pin on his lapel and a red striped tie speaks with another person
This year, the University’s annual United Way campaign takes on new importance, as well as new strategies and ways to get involved, whether through philanthropy or volunteerism. Read what the United Way campaign means to Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Hari Sastry.
A person in a Pitt face mask and white lab coat works in a lab
A multi-million-dollar, anonymous bequest will benefit underrepresented students at the Swanson School of Engineering.
A Zoom call with two visible participants
Hari Sastry, senior vice chancellor and Chief Financial Officer—and this year’s campaign chair—discussed public health, economic and racial justice crises the nation is facing with Bobbi Watt Geer, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Emiola Jay Oriola, left, and Noah Jennette
Leonard Berenfield (ENGR ’64), who initiated the creation of the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement, has given Pitt students the opportunity to unite across differences.