Creating a better life for seniors

Ninth Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner, Auction, and Diamond Give-Away

The ninth annual Celebrating Senior Champions dinner and silent auction was held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. More than 500 individuals and corporate leaders came together with the mission of creating a better life for seniors. Proceeds from the event support the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Fund, which provides financial assistance and other support services to eligible seniors living in UPMC Senior Communities.

The annual event honors those who improve the lives of seniors in western Pennsylvania, champion senior causes and help make the region a model for healthy aging.

More than $1.3 million has been raised through this event to support seniors in the past nine years.​

2017 Champions


Left to right:

Grand Champion: Arthur S. Levine, MD
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences
John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

Community Champion: Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer

Caregiver Champion: Eric G. Rodriguez, MD​
University of Pittsburgh, Division of Geriatrics

View images of the 2017 event or view a listing of previous senior champion honorees.​​​

Save the Date

Thursday, October 18, 2018
10th Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner and Auction​

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