Lantern Society

The Lantern Society ($25,000 to $49,999) is named for the annual Lantern Night Ceremony, which serves as a formal induction for freshman women by distinguished alumnae into University life. Initiated in 1921, it is one of the University's longest standing traditions.

Membership in the Lantern Society honors those who have given $25,000 to $49,999 in a fiscal year.


lighting of the lanterns


2017 Lantern 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)

Vickie Shaw Anderson

Bruce R. Baker

Joy H. Baxt & Leonard Jacob Baxt

Charles F. Bleil & Mary T. Zeis*

Nadine E. Bognar

George D. Brightbill

David Bundy

James E. Burchfield*

+Ann W. & Frank V. Cahouet, Trustee

Ann W. Cahouet

C. Dale Cameron

George W. Causey Trust

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Chen

Linda W. Clark & G. Reynolds Clark

The Cleveland Family

Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Citrone

Michele McKenney, MPH, JD & Mr. Charles C. Cohen

Jacqueline Louise Conomikes & John G. Conomikes, Trustee

William S. Conway Jr.*

James E. Cornelius

Dr. Melissa Cyr

Daniel Duff

Dr. Martha L. DuShaw & Mr. Robert D. DuShaw

Michael A. Fay, DMD

Patrick and Karen Gallagher

John A. George

+Jack S. Goldsmith

Anita P. Courcoulas and Ira J. Gumberg, Trustee

Kathleen Celko Guyaux & Joseph Clinton Guyaux

Mark Christopher Hofmann

Dan & Amy Jenkins*

+Frans J. Jahger

Lisa D. Kabnick & John H. McFadden

Judith M. Katany & Daniel M. Taft*

Howard N. Lang MD & Carol E. Lang MS CCE

Terry Laughlin, Trustee

Arthur S. Levine, M.D. & Linda S. Melada

Rodger Bryson Lindh

Dr. Diane Chiyo Lani Ichikawa & Mr. Kenneth E. Lewis

+Sigmund J. Lukasiewicz

Stanley M. Marks, M.D.

Carol & Gene McGrevin

Mr. & Mrs. Max H. Mitchell*

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

Robert Musumeci

Thomas W. Nichols Jr.

Nikki Pirillo Nordenberg, Ph.D. & Chancellor Emeritus Mark A. Nordenberg

Dr. Theresa L. Nimick-Whiteside

Morgan K. O'Brien, Trustee

Daniel S. Ortiz

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Anthony Duca

Tony and Mariann Parasida*

Timothy D. Pecsenye

Calvin O. Peterka

Dr. Vivian Mihalakis, PhD & Mr. Anthony R. Petrosky

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Pilipovich

Richard E. Rauh

Mona and Bob Riordan

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Romoff

Neil R. Rosen, Esquire

Mr. & Mrs. David Rowan

Brent & Amy Saunders

Cheryl & Bart M. Schwartz

Michele Sloan

Mr. & Mrs. Kim W. Snyder

Susan G. Stewart

The Swartout Family*

Mr. & Mrs. Mark C. Tressler*

Jessie Van Swearingen, Ph.D., PT

Debi Wheeler

William B. Zeiler, MD