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Celebrating Senior Champions

10th Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner and Auction

Save the Date

Thursday, October 18, 2018

10th Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner and Auction
Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Pl,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to create a better life for seniors in Western Pennsylvania.

5:30 PM - Reception

Urban Room - 17th Floor

Sponsored by Brian Catale & Associates

  • Glitz In A Glass - $6,000 Diamond give-away, only 100 tickets will be sold
    Sponsored by Urbanowicz Jewelers
  • Silent Auction - More than 160 packages to bid on
  • Mystery Boxes - Certificates for shopping, dining and entertainment
  • Raffle Baskets - 30 Themed baskets with a retail value of $8,000
  • Spirit Spin Table - New for 2018, spin the bottle to win a bottle of wine or spirits 

7:00 PM - Dinner and Program

Grand Ballroom, 17th Floor

Master of Ceremonies

Charlie Batch

2018 Champions

Grand Champion

Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Katherine M. Detre Endowed Chair of Population Health Sciences
Director, Center for Aging and Population Health
Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
Clinical Director, the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh

Community Champion

Robert Nelkin
President and Chief Executive Officer,
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Caregiver Champion

Richard Schulz, PhD
Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology, Sociology, Psychology, Community Health, Nursing, & Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Director of Gerontology
Director, Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh

Learn more about what makes a senior champion.

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

Tickets on Sale Now!

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

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

Proceeds from this outstanding community event will directly benefit the 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

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