Special Events


The University of Pittsburgh hosts events to honor our generous donors.

Cathedral of Learning Society dinner 2010

Cathedral of Learning Society 

The Cathedral of Learning Society (CLS) pays special tribute to those outstanding individuals who have given $1 million or more over their lifetime to the University of Pittsburgh. Induction into the Cathedral of Learning Society is among the highest honors the University bestows. During the Cathedral of Learning Society dinner, honorees are presented with a framed citation honoring their remarkable generosity and a commemorative gold medallion by the Chancellor.  READ MORE

Brackenridge Circle

Brackenridge CircleNamed for Pitt’s founder, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Brackenridge Circle is a giving society established in 2010 to honor donors whose exceptional vision has inspired them to make planned gifts of $1 million or more toward the continued progress and success of the University of Pittsburgh. Brackenridge Circle inductees are recognized at an awards ceremony during which each inductee is individually honored and presented with a gift symbolic of the University’s gratitude. READ MORE

Legacy Laureates

Legacy Laureate

Since 2000, Legacy Laureates have been chosen from among the University of Pittsburgh’s highest achieving alumni. The laureates return to campus, visit their respective schools, participate in roundtable discussions with students at a celebratory luncheon, and  are honored for their personal and professional accomplishments during an elegant dinner and awards ceremony hosted by the Chancellor. READ MORE


Chancellor’s Circle Events

Founders' Society Baseball GameChancellor's Circle members, who become join the Babcock Society by making Chancellor's Circle level contributions for five or more years as well as those donors who are recognized as members of one of our nine giving societies also receive invitations to other special events throughout the year.  READ MORE



Pitt Winter Academy

HPitt Winter Academy in Naples, Floridaeld in sunny Naples, Florida, the Winter Academy is part of a broad initiative to engage alumni by bringing the University to them, sending researchers on the road to share firsthand the exciting developments going on in the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. READ MORE

1787 Society Luncheon

1787 Society LuncheonThe philanthropic spirit of the members of the 1787 Society is acknowledged and celebrated during this annual luncheon, hosted at the University of Pittsburgh. The 1787 Society was founded to recognize alumni who have made a commitment to Pitt through planned or deferred gifts, funding professorships, research funds, student scholarships, unrestricted funds, and a higher quality of education for all students. READ MORE

Alumni Events

Alumni Relations event in the Cathedral of Learning's Commons Room

The Pitt Alumni Association serves as the gateway for alumni to learn about the University and about association programs like networking opportunities, Homecoming, pregame events and much more all over the world. Visit the alumni association Web site to find upcoming events, a Pitt Club or representative near you, and information on alumni association sponsored scholarships.  VISIT ALUMNI SITE

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