Cornerstone Society

The Cornerstone Society ($50,000 to $99,999) pays homage to the cornerstone that was hidden in the Cathedral's Commons Room by Chancellor John Bowman in 1937. Among its contents is a simple message, "The Cathedral of Learning expresses for Pittsburgh a desire to live honestly in a world where kindness and the happiness of creating are life."

Membership in the Cornerstone Society honors those who have given $50,000 to $99,999 in a fiscal year.

Commons Room gate

2016 Cornerstone 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 bold indicate that a donor is a member of the Pitt Alumni Association. We also extend special thanks to those corporations that provided matching gifts to increase the support provided by donors indicated with an *.

Anonymous (20)

Bruce R. Baker

J. David Barnes, Trustee & +Suzanne R. Barnes

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Beal

Donald R. Beall

Eva Tansky Blum, Esquire, Trustee

David Bundy

Ann W. & Frank V. Cahouet, Trustee

Randi Dauler

Robert J. & Geraldine Dellenback

Dellovade Brothers

+Lillian H. Eisaman

+Helen Smith Faison, Ph.D., Trustee

+Vivian M. Fisher

David C. Frederick

Drs. Renée K. & Richard M. Goldman

Alfredo D. & Luz Maria P. Gutierrez

Bob & Pat Henry

Lawrence P. Holleran & Kathleen N. Holleran

Mr. & Mrs. William R. Johnson

N. C. Joseph Lai

+Joseph C. Lang, Jr & +Martha P. Lang

+The Honorable George C. Mantzoros

+Joseph P. Mastrucci

McKamish Family

Mrs. Blanche C. McManus

+Donald A. Mosites

Martha H. Munsch, Esquire, Trustee & Richard J. Munsch

Dr. Theresa L. Nimick-Whiteside

Morgan K. O'Brien, Trustee

+Jerome T. Osborne

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

 Stuart K. Patrick

Mr. Michael P. Pitterich

John G. Rangos Sr.

Anita & Gary Rathburn

Virginia Riemer & +Robert C. Riemer

The Ambassador & Mrs. Daniel M. Rooney

+Judge J. Quint Salmon & +Anne Salmon

Paul A. Scripko

Dr. Chungja C. Shim & Dr. Ki R. Shim

+Elva S. Smith

Michael Stratos

Dr. & Mrs. Vijay Vaidyanathan

Nicholas D. Varischetti, Esquire

Nishan & Diana Vartabedian

 James J. Ventmiller Jr.

+Mildred L. Wood, Ph.D.