Alumni and Recognition Events

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

Honorees at Society Dinner

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. 


members at the Breckenridge luncheon

Brackenridge Circle

Named for Pitt’s founder, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Brackenridge Circle is a giving society established in 2010 to honor donors whose exceptional generosity includes cash gifts and planned giving commitments 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.


Chancellor speaking at Homecoming event

Chancellor’s Circle

Chancellor's Circle members, donors who give $1,000 or more a year, receive invitations to special campus events. 


1787 Society Luncheon

1787 Society Luncheon

The philanthropic spirit of our 1787 Society members 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.


Alumni Events

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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