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16th Annual Celebrating Champions Dinner and Auction

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Join us on Thursday, October 17, 2024, for a night of celebration and inspiration at the Westin Pittsburgh. The Celebrating Champions Dinner and Auction is an annual event co-hosted by UPMC Senior Services and UPMC Western Behavioral Health to honor the remarkable achievements of individuals and organizations in building better communities. For the past sixteen years, we have recognized the outstanding contributions of our honorees to the well-being of people near and far.

Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with the honorees at a cocktail reception, bid on exciting items in a silent auction, and savor a delicious dinner. The highlight of the evening is the awards presentation, where you will witness the extraordinary impact that this year’s honorees have made. 

2024 Champions


Tickets are on sale now! 

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Contact Debra Panei, director of development, to sponsor, reserve a table, or secure tickets at 412-864-3524 or


Proceeds from Celebrating Champions will be shared between the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care program, in support of senior residents who have outlived their financial resources, and the Making Minds Matter Fund at UPMC Western Behavioral Health, which provides for enhanced patient and family experiences for those navigating mental health challenges. Since 2009, the event has raised more than $2.9 million to further charitable care.

As 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organizations, these two groups graciously accept contributions from families, friends, and community partners to continue the mission of helping others in need.