Honorary and Memorial Gifts

The Honorary and Memorial Gift programs are wonderful ways for you to honor friends or loved ones with a gift to the University of Pittsburgh. 

Honorary Gifts

Honorary gifts allow you to acknowledge a friend or family member’s birthday, wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion or accomplishment.  

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are a meaningful way to mark the passing of a loved one.

If you are in search of suggested wording for an obituary which invites friends and family to contribute to Pitt in memory of the deceased, a sample is included below:

Memorial contributions to the “University of Pittsburgh <Include fund name, if available>” can be made online at www.giveto.pitt.edu. The online gift form allows you to indicate who your gift will honor or memorialize.


In addition to the letter of thanks we send to donors, we are also happy to send notifications when a donor has made a gift in honor or remembrance of friends and loved ones.

Named Funds

The University also creates named funds, which are a very meaningful way to honor individuals and families. These special funds can be supported by a single donor or through multiple-donor campaigns. To learn more, contact Danni Piccolo by sending an e-mail to Danni.Piccolo@pitt.edu or by calling 412-624-4093.

Make an honorary or memorial gift ONLINE

Make an honorary or memorial gift BY MAIL


For More Information

If you have any questions concerning the Honorary & Memorial Program, please contact Cindy Gralewski by sending an e-mail to gcynthia@pitt.edu or by calling 412-624-8242.