Wednesday, October 25, 2023, will commemorate fifteen years of honoring esteemed individuals and organizations for achievements in creating better communities. Co-hosted by UPMC Senior Services and UPMC Western Behavioral Health, the annual Celebrating Champions Dinner and Auction will take place at the Westin Pittsburgh.
Guests will experience an opportunity to greet honorees during a cocktail reception, place bids on items in a robust silent auction, purchase tickets for a month-long raffle of lavishly themed gift baskets and enjoy a superb dinner. The highlight of the evening is the awards presentation which recognizes the extraordinary influences that this year’s honorees have made to communities near and far.
Antoine Douaihy, MD
Senior Academic Director, Addiction Medicine Services
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Dr. Douaihy has focused his career on patient care, education, advocacy, and research in the field of addiction, psychology of behavior change, motivational interviewing, and HIV. He has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching and mentorship.
Stephen H. Suroviec
President and CEO
Supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and their families, the vision of Achieva is to build a community where all people with disabilities lead lives of personal significance.
Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
School of Nursing
Dr. Dunbar-Jacob has played a prominent role in the nursing community, shaping generations of caregivers. She has had significant impact on our community broadly and specifically to the psychiatric mental health nurse community.
2023 tickets are on sale now! Learn more and purchase tickets.
Contact Debra Panei, director of development, to sponsor, reserve a table, or secure tickets at 412-864-3524 or PaneiD@UPMC.edu.
Proceeds from the event will benefit two outstanding charitable causes: the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Fund and the UPMC Western Behavioral Health Making Minds Matter Fund.
Since 2009, the event has presented more than $2 million in net proceeds 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.