Creating a better life for seniors

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

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Omni William Penn Hotel

UPMC Senior Services and The Aging Institute of The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Senior Services invites you to join us on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel to celebrate the accomplishments of three outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to create a better life for seniors in Western Pennsylvania.

Guests will enjoy a lively cocktail reception with an elaborate silent auction and Glitz In A Glass diamond give-away and a gourmet dinner served in the beautiful Grand Ballroom. Concluding dinner, awards will be presented to three prestigious honorees:

​​Grand Champion:

Arthur S. Levine, MD
University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine​

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

Learn more about what makes a senior champion.

Tickets On Sale Now!

$175 per Person
$325 per Couple
$1,700 per Table of 10

Reservations are available online or by pho​ne at 412-864-3524.

Proceeds from this outstanding community event will directly be​nefit UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Fund​. Your support will help to provide Pittsburgh with the finest senior care programs, ensuring that they are available to all individuals, including you, your family and friends.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Unique marketing options are available for your business. For additional information phone 412-864-3524 or email

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities​ for the event.

View images of the 2016 event or view a listing of previous senior champion honorees.​

Glitz in a Glass

Which glass of champagne will hold the certified diamond value at $5,000?

Reserve​ your ticket(s) today; only 100 glasses will be sold.*

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

Learn more about our signature sponsor: Urbanowicz Jewelers​

Raffle Baskets

Tickets are now available for 30 uniquely designed themed baskets that will be raffled. View a list of baskets and to get an order form (PDF).


  • 5 for $5
  • 20 for $10
  • 50 for $20

Winners do not have to be present to win. Call 412-864-3524 for additional details.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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