Creating a better life for seniors

Eighth Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner and Auction

SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Omni William Penn Hotel

You’re invited to be part of the eighth annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner Auction on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Proceeds from this outstanding community event will directly benefit UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Fund, a fund that serves elderly residents within our communities who have outlived their financial resources.


Three outstanding Champions will be celebrated for going above and beyond to support senior causes throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Grand Champion: Neil M.​ Resnick, MD Grand Champion, Neil M. Resnick, MD
​Community Champion: Dr. Jim Withers & Pittsburgh Mercy's Operation Safety Net Community Champion, Dr. Jim Withers & Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net
Caregiver Champion: Elaine H. Berkowitz, DMD Caregiver Champion, Elaine H. Berkowitz, DMD

Master of Ceremonies

The host for the evening dinner and program is Rocky Bleier. Vietnam Veteran and four-time Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mr. Bleier provides encouragement, hope, and impact to all.​​ Master of Ceremonies, Rocky Bleier


Join us and help provide Pittsburgh with the finest senior care programs, ensuring that they are available to all individuals, including you, your family and friends.

$175 Per Person
$325 Per Couple
$1,700 Per Table of 10​

Reservations are available online or by phone at 412-864-3524.

Glitz in a Glass​

Which glass of champagne will hold the certified diamond valued at $6,000? Each glass contains a stone, but only one will hold the grand prize diamond. Reserve your ticket(s) today; only 100 glasses will be sold.*Glitz in a Glass

*You must be a ticket holder of the Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner to be eligible.

The Signature Sponsor for Glitz in a Glass is South Hills Jewlers​.

2016 Lead sponsors

  • Lamar Advertising
  • UPMC for Life

Our sponsors for the 8th Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner and Auction (PDF).

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event.


The Celebrating Senior Champions dinner and auction supports the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program in its efforts to provide financial assistance and other support services to eligible seniors living in one of UPMC’s 20 retirement communities.

View images of the 2015 event or view a listing of previous senior champion honorees.


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