Commons Room Society

The Commons Room Society honors the Cathedral of Learning's Commons Room, which Chancellor John Bowman (1921-1945) said should be "the heart and soul of the building." Today, it is a lively hub where students, teachers, and friends gather to learn from one another. Membership in the Commons Room Society honors those who have given $100,000 or more in a fiscal year.

Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, decorated for an event

2017 Commons Room Society Honor Roll

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these records, we encourage our readers to alert the Office of Institutional Advancement of any errors or omissions by calling 412-624-5800 or by e-mailing 

Please note that "+" denotes that a donor is being honored posthumously and names in italics indicate that at least one member of the donor household is a proud Pitt alumnus. We also extend special thanks to those corporations that provided matching gifts to increase the support provided by donors indicated with an *.

Anonymous (19)

The Bickell Family

+Nicholas A. Cecere

Mr. & Mrs. Homer D.W. Chisholm

Harvey Steven Cohen, CPA

Charles L. Cost

+William Stephen Dietrich II, Trustee

Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Durr

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy O. Fisher

James R. Fitterling

David C. Frederick

Stephen L. Gaustad

Patrick A. Gallagher

+Ruth P. Gerber

John P. Gismondi

Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Guttman

Linda B. and †Henry E. Haller Jr.

+Flossie Heidorn

Robert Michael Hernandez, Trustee*

Simone F. Karp

+Marilyn J. Kreitzburg

+Edgar L. Levenson

Dr. John A. McAuliffe

Nancy C. Mickle

Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd N. Myers

Gilda Nobel

+Tom W. Olofson

Dr. Tim D. Oury & Dr. Charleen T. Chu

Samuel T. Owens Trust

Cathy Pelusi & John Pelusi, Trustee

Beth H. Piraino, MD & Paul M. Piraino

+Carl F. Poke

+Mary E. Proehle

Bob Randall, Trustee & Rita Randall

Dr. & Mrs. Jerome L. Rosenberg

+Constance Salvitti and E. Ronald Salvitti, M.D.

Dr. & Mrs. Jagdish N. Sheth

Donald R. Shoenthal

Lawrence & Rebecca Stern

John P. & Elizabeth L. Surma Family Fund

John A. Swanson, PhD, Trustee & Janet L. Swanson

+Jim Tafel

David Alan Tepper

+Keith R. Timlin

Steve Tritch, Trustee & Tami Tritch

Nishan & Diana Vartabedian

Leo B. Wegemer & Teresa Y. Wegemer

+Alex Weilenmann

George & Dianna Whetsell*

Margaret & James Wilkes

+Florence L. Williams

James M. Gockley, Esquire