Founders' Society

The Pittsburgh Academy charter from 1787The Founders' Society ($1,787 to $2,499) recalls that the University of Pittsburgh, originally named the Pittsburgh Academy, was founded in 1787 by Hugh Henry Brackenridge in a log cabin on what was then the edge of the American frontier. The first page of "An Act for the establishment of an Academy or public school in the Town of Pittsburgh" from February 28, 1787, is pictured at right.

Membership in the Founders' Society honors those who have given $1,787 to $2,499 in a fiscal year.

 

2017 Founders' 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 chancellorscircle@pitt.edu

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 alumni. We also extend special thanks to those corporations that provided matching gifts to increase the support provided by donors indicated with an *.

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Kevin C. Abbott, Esquire

Dr. Jaime E. Abola & Dr. Mary Evelyn Gonzalez-Abola

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Agras

Dr. Steven M. Albert & Ms. Robin Karlin

Dr. Susan Ann Albrecht & Mr. John A. Albrecht

Mr. & Mrs. Alex D. Alspach

Adelene G. Alvarez

Anthony S. Amatangelo

Joseph R. Ambrose III, J.D.

Mr. & Mrs. Gary A. Amelio, Esquire

Diane Kilian and Jeffrey Ammerman

Noma & William Anderson

Mr. & Mrs. Jack R. Anderson

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mario Andino*

Dr. William David Andrews

Mr. & Mrs. William V. Angeloff

Bruce W. Armstrong

Mr. & Mrs. Derek M. Backa

Mr. K. Scott Baker & Ms. Leslie Gromis Baker

Airic Balestra

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Ballantine

Carolyn Ban

Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Barron

Paul E. Bassett

Lillian M. Bassi

Fred G. Bauer

Mr. & Mrs. Royce D. Beacom

Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD

Mr. & Mrs. Todd D. Beiswenger

Victoria C. Bell

Dr. Elisabeth T. Bell-Loncella & Mr. James Loncella

Carolyn D. Berdanier

Dr. David A. Bergey & Dr. Laurie Langan

Mr. & Mrs. James Fred Bernardo

Dr. & Mrs. Douglas A. Bernstein

Marcel Binstock, MD

Tressa Bitonti

John F. Bitzer III

Dr. Andrew R. Blair

Ruth E. Blake

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Blandford

Dr. David A. Blandino

Scott A. Blaney, O.D.

Maryrose Benkoski Block

Leland S. Blough Sr., MD

Laura M. Bonetti

Chris P. Bosser

Richard Bott

Jon C. Botula, Esquire

Ramon L. Bowen

Lois I. Brady, Esquire

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Anthony Brandt

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Brawley

Gregg H. Broujos

Brown Family

Mr. & Mrs. Jason Brown

Zach Brunson

Patrice Sedney Bubar

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Burdis*

Dr. Karen Manning Bursic & Mr. Frank Charles Bursic

Dr. & Mrs. Daniel M. Bursick

Amy M. Buxbaum

Jordan Calaguire

John M. Campbell Jr.*

Bonita Ann Caputo

Janice Loraine Carlino, M.S.Ed.

William R. Caroselli

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Carothers*

Zachary A. Carrieri

Dr. & Mrs. Tom E. Cedel

Mark A. Chaney, PharmD

Larry F. Chappell

Christine Chase

Brian William Christian*

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Cippel Sr.

Cornell M. Clark, MD

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Milligan Clark Jr.

Mary E. Clutter, PhD

Ram A. Cnaan, PhD

Carrie L. Coghill

Janice M. Colagrande

Kelly Stefano Cole, PhD

Carrie M. Collins

Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Conley III*

Brendan M. Connolly, PhD

Owen Cooks

N. John and Karen Cooper

Valire Carr Copeland, PhD

Kevin Corcoran, Ph.D., J.D.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Craig

Mr. & Mrs. William Crawford*

Thomas E. Crenney

Elizabeth Wright Cunningham

Theodore Edward Dando, DMD

Nancy Davidson & Thomas Kensler

Mr. & Mrs. Peter V. Del Presto

Richard J. S. Del Signore

Thomas A. Della Sala

Mr. & Mrs. John C. DiDonato

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Dixon

Judith Lomakin Dodd, RD

Mr. & Mrs. Roy G. Dorrance III

J. Mark Doyle

Dr. & Mrs. David E. Drake

Mr. & Mrs. James Albert Drake

Gregory Drew

James R. Drumm

George E. Dudzinski

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis L. Dunn

Dr. & Mrs. Douglas P. Easton

Kathleen W. Buechel & Frederick N. Egler Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. James Elsesser

Dr. Sandra J. Engberg & Mr. Richard A. Engberg

Cecelia T. Epperson

Steven Evans, MD

Dr. Andrea Everard

Dr. & Mrs. Kevin T. Fabbri

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fader

Mr. & Mrs. &rew E. Farkas

Laura A. Fennimore, D.N.P.

Dr. Steven E. Finkel & Dr. Mihriban M. Finkel

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Fisher

David R. Fitzsimmons

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence E. Flatley

Tina Flowers

Rick Allen Fornelli, MD

Thomas C. Frank

James K. Freyvogel

Brad & Mira Funari

John M. Gallick

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Gates

Robert J. Gavlik

Pasquale Dante Gentile Jr.

William P. Getty III

Mr. Omar I. Chatha & Mrs. Nora E. Gieg Chatha

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Gleason

James Golding

Dr. Sarita Gopal

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Allen Graham

Christopher J. Gramm

Edward J. Grefenstette, Trustee

John F. Gremer

Edward Guay

Dr. & Mrs. Mark B. Guise

Nancy Hamilton

Richard S. Handler

Adam D. Handwerker

Fred & Kathleen Sacco Hann

Lynn B. Hanna

Mr. & Mrs. Erik B. Hansen

Michael R. Hansen, DMD

Benjamin F. Hantz

Jason E. Hardiman, Esquire

Kathryn A. Haynes

Brockton Hefflin, MD, MPH

Ruth C. Hefflin and +Charles Hefflin

Mr. & Mrs. Walter G. Heintzleman

Lawrence J. Helkowski

John E. Heller Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Martin G. Hellman

James I. Heslop, DMD

Lee A. Hetrick

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Hill

J. Randolph Hiller

Mr. & Mrs. Tatnall L. Hillman

Gerald & Diane Holder

Mr. & Mrs. Phil Hollern

Dr. Margo B. Holm

William R. Holman

David J. Hornyak, Esquire

Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Horvath

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Hrishenko

Frank Huchrowski

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald A. Hudak

Mr. Jeffrey Ray Fink & Ms. Nikki Hudak-Fink

Allison Huggins

Stephen W. Hughes

Calvin IIda, M.D., Ph.D.

Cathryn L. Irvis

Stuart V. Irwin

Mr. & Mrs. Sean C. Isgan

Sally A. Ivaldi

Mr. & Mrs. Corey R. Jackson

Marjorie Bolden Jacob & Vincent Jacob

Roy A. Jacobs

Nannie Marie James

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Jarzab Jr., C.P.A.

Mr. & Mrs. David L. Jenchura

Rosemarie Conte Jew & Edward WalterJew, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Jonas T. Johnson

Kenneth P. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Johnson

Dr. David J. Jones

Dr. & Mrs. Jens F. Jorgensen

James T. Joyce Jr.

Nina M. Kaktins

Elaine & Jeff Kamil

Candace M. Kammerer, PhD

Dr. & Mrs. Jemo Kang

Natalie A. Kaplan & Judge Lawrence Kaplan

Doris E. Weiler Kaplan

John Christopher Kaye

George C. Kenney II

Patrick J. Kern

Dr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Kest

Andrew J. Ketner Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Kiley

Derek J. Klepsky, DMD

Timothy M. Knavish*

David J. Kobaly, MD

David A. Kondis*

Patricia Falkowski Kondis & S. Jeffrey Kondis, Trustee

Philip K. Kontul, Esquire

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond R. Kopchak

Gregory S. Kornick, C.P.A., CSEP

Beverly Kosor

Dr. Del Kovacevic

Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Kramer

Mark Kranske

Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Kratzenberg

Andrea Krofina

Kevin C. Krul

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony R. Kuzneski

Jeffrey K. Laird

Katherine K. Laird, Esquire

Dr. & Mrs. David Laman

Jordan R. Lams

Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Latini

Judith R. Lave, PhD

Dr. Christine S. Leichliter & Mr. Ronald P. Leichliter

Ralph H. Liberatore

Cynthia P. Liefeld, Ph.D. & Paul A. Liefeld, M.D.

Jenny M. Lin

Franklin J. Lindeman

Mr. & Mrs. Brian C. Livingston

Dr. John M. Loeb & Dr. Penny Loeb

Reta M. Peck Long

Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Loya Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Luccy

Mario Ludmer, MD

Anthony L. Lupinetti, D.D.S.

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Lupinetti

Dr. Jim and Carol Lyon

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Mabunay

Douglas MacCallum

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Macha

Jonathan D. Machen

Mr. & Mrs. John Machota

Peter Anthony Mahoney

Scott Mandell

Lawrence F. Marcello

Harry M. Marchewka

Dr. Donald Marinelli & Ms. Jan Grice

Mr. & Mrs. William D. Mariotti

Leonard E. Mark, D.D.S.

Janet R. Markel

Dr. Marian K. Marquis & Mr. William Edward Marquis

Eric C. Marshall

Matthew F. Marshall, Esquire

Carl Maskiewicz

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mast*

Joel C. Mastervich

Marc McAndrew

James T. McClure

Mark McClymonds

Melissa & Philip McGivney

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. McGonigle

Janet L. McQuaid

John P. McShane

George E. Meanor

Mr. & Mrs. Craig F. Merrill

Mr. & Mrs. Michael George Michalik

Debora L. Miller, PT, MBA, FACHE

J. Dean Miller

Janet L. Misko

Mark C. Mittelmeier Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Craig A. Molinaro

Jerome C. Molitor*

Steven T. Moore*

Dr. Roger Moreira

Michael Thomas Morelli Jr.

Harold C. Morgan, MD

James Morrissey III

Mr. & Mrs. David P. Moses

Stephen F. Mozelewski*

Jeannine Mullen

Jaime A. H. Mullin, D.O.

Dr. George W. Nemeth & Ms. Joyce E. St. Pierre

Mr. & Mrs. Ross J. Nese

Albert J. Neupaver

Lily Mong-Sai Ng, PhD

Paul G. Nickoloff

Craig S. Norbutt, DMD, MD & Leanne T. Labriola, D.O.

Mr. & Mrs. George A. Notopoulos

Fran & Arlene Novak

Dr. & Mrs. Chester Vincent Oddis

Robert J. O'Hara III, Esquire

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Ostrowski

Judy O'Young, MD

John Pancheri

Dr. & Mrs. Spiro Nicholas Papas

Dr. Lee Ann S. Patterson & Mr. R. Hugo Patterson

Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Pearlman

Jerry Frank Pelch Jr.

John A. Perri, MD

Professor & Mrs. B. Guy Peters

Charles O. Peterson Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Petty

Richard S. Pflug

Mr. & Mrs. Rudy L. Planavsky

Wilma V. Plazak

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy A. Plesz

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Plucker

Mr. Lousaka R. Polite & Ms. Alisha Collins

Karen Pollock

Ron & Gloria Popovic

Mr. & Mrs. Wesley W. Posvar Jr.

Linda Skomsky Powell

Mark E. Previtt, DMD

David Albert Pryzbylski

Paul A. Quarantillo

Mary J. Race

Mr. & Mrs. Keith W. Radakovich

Narayanasamy Ramasubbu

Gretchen R. Rasp

Laura L. Ray

Thomas W. Raymond

John D. Reba

Raju C. Reddy, MD

Dr. & Mrs. Gregory F. Reed

Philip J. Reilly Jr., MD

David O. Remmert

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Rhodes

Eric F. Rieseberg

Kathrynn V. Roantree

Marc B. Robertshaw

Dana F. Robinson

Ann J. Robison, PhD

Mr. & Mrs. John P. Robosson

Dr. Erin L. Rodgers & Mr. Chad C. Goodwin

Violeta Rodriguez

Mr. & Mrs. Mark C. Romanias

Warren J. Romberg

Cindy Zazvrskey Roseweir & Jeffery W. Roseweir

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher L. Rumbaugh

Sandra Walker Russ, Ph.D.

Vincent Rylke

Michael I. Saltzman

Michael Sapsara

Eric Sauereisen

Dr. & Mrs. William O. Scheeren

Dr. & Mrs. Edward A. Scherder

Marian E. Schmitt Wolford, DMD

Major General John & Dr. Martha Schoeppner, Jr.

Jane A. Schreder, DMD

Mr. & Mrs. Kurt N. Schroeder*

Alison Schwartz

Paul Scolieri, MD

Mr. & Mrs. Grant V. Scorsone

Dr. Robert H. Scott

Dr. Rosemary M. Scully

Julie Marie Seavy

Dr. & Mrs. Charles J. Seigel

Edward Francis Seserko

Barbara L. Shelton

Donald C. Shields

Bryan Michael Shingle

Mr. & Mrs. Robin J. Shoop

Gail M. Simmons, PhD

Mark A. Sindler

Norman A. Sindler

Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Singer

Robert W. Sleighter, P.E.

Kathleen M. Slencak

Eric Smith

Mark A. Snyder

Walter C. Snyder

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Sobocinski*

Robert W. Sodini

John P. Sozansky

Emil M. Spadafore, Trustee & Kathleen Spadafore

Dr. Constantine N. Spalaris*

Douglas A. Spatz

James Spencer, Esquire

Jack Stabile and +Mrs. Helen Stabile

Mr. & Mrs. Mark V. Stabingas

Charles W. Stafford*

Kerry Starr, Esquire

Mr. & Mrs. Adam Steinfurth

Ron Stevenson

Albert J. Suess Jr.

Dr. Larry Suher

Janet W. Swanson

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Taggert

D. Lansing Taylor, PhD

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas B. Taylor*

Richard C. Temple

Timothy J. Tenhoeve

Mr. Robert M. Thaw & Ms. Barbara Cooley Thaw

Frederick W. Thieman, Esquire*

Gerald Alan Thomas, CFA

Marvin A. & Donna Thomas*

Scott M. Thornton*

Barbara Jean Tinnemeyer & James William Tinnemeyer Sr., D.M.D.

Michael J. Tongel

Professor Sayre N. Greenfield & Ms. Linda V. Troost

George J. Trucco*

Patricia G. Tuite

Joseph M. Vaglia

Amy M. Valentine

Dr. & Mrs. William A. Varley

John J. Verbanac, Trustee & Bertie Verbanac

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen W. Verderber

Professor Kamal D. Verma

Gary D. Veshecco*

Robert F. Vetock

David A. Vorp, PhD & Allison Vorp

Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Wadas

Mr. & Mrs. Adam C. Walker

Mr. Neal T. Wallace & Ms. Diane E. Dunn Wallace

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Wasserman

Jeffrey A. Watson, Esquire

Dr. Terri E. Weaver & Mr. Bruce Fiedler

Mr. & Mrs. Edward V. Weber*

Donald P. and Yuling L. Wei

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Weiss

Mr. & Mrs. Barry J. Wetzel

John W. Whelan

Dr. & Mrs. David C. Whitcomb

Dr. Douglas W. White

Mr. & Mrs. David N. Whysong

Bruce Wiegand

Mr. Michael I. Wilkins & Ms. Sheila M. Duignan

Jane C. Williams Binley

Charles C. Williams Jr., MD

Dr. Roslynne Holmes Wilson & Mr. Earnest Clair Wilson

Robert P. Wise

Timothy F. Witham, MD

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Michael Wolak*

Elizabeth S. Woo, PhD

Barry M. Wood*

Esther B. Woolls, PhD

Mr. Andrew McMichael Wuertele & Ms. Jessica S. Lappin

Ralph E. Yingst

Tong Zhang*

Mr. & Mrs. Anton H. Zidansek

Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Ziemianski

Dr. & Mrs. Paul J. Zinsky

Dr. & Mrs. Basil John Zitelli

Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Zoltun