Our friends and alumni provide generous financial support to Pitt. Many of our loyal donors make a gift to the University every year, and a large number of them have been giving to Pitt for many consecutive years. We are pleased to recognize their commitment through the programs described below.
Cathedral of Learning Society
The Cathedral of Learning Society 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. READ MORE
Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg is pleased to acknowledge the generosity of those donors who make annual contributions of $1,000 or more in a fiscal year through membership in the Chancellor’s Circle - our premier annual giving program, which includes recognition in our annual honor roll of donors. Members also receive invitations to special events, including the annual Chancellor's Circle Celebration (pictured above), and the Chancellor’s Circle Chairman’s Update newsletter. READ MORE
Chancellor Circle members (those who give $1,000 or more in a fiscal year) who make gifts to Pitt for five or more consecutive fiscal years receive special recognition for their sustained commitment, starting at the five-year mark. Annual contributions, which we can rely upon from year to year, are essential to our ability to provide support for students, advance our outstanding academic programs, and make meaningful contributions to our home region. READ MORE
Planned Giving Recognition
We are pleased to acknowledge the special commitment of donors who make contributions through a bequest, annuity, trust, life insurance policy, or other planned or deferred gift to Pitt by recognizing them as members of the 1787 Society. Those whose planned gifts and pledges, combined with their other contributions to the University, total $1 million or more are included in the Brackenridge Circle. READ MORE