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15th Annual Celebrating Champions Dinner and Auction

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.

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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.

Committed to providing a safe and welcoming home for older adults where they may remain active and independent for as long as possible, UPMC Senior Communities provides easy access to nationally recognized health resources. That commitment extends to assisting residents who are depleting their life savings and need charitable care. Annually, UPMC Senior Communities provides more than $31 million in uncompensated care and charitable relief to residents who have outlived their financial resources. Gifts to the Benevolent Care Fund support frail residents when they need it most.

UPMC Western Behavioral Health offers a full continuum of care for people with mental health concerns. It encompasses crisis and emergent care, inpatient hospital care, outpatient services, and tele-behavioral health. Providing mental health programs directly benefiting seniors, UPMC Western Behavioral Health offers seniors care at all levels. From outpatient, residential, crisis, and inpatient, seniors are able to receive mental health services that specifically support their needs. The Making Minds Matter Fund at UPMC Western Behavioral Health began in 2019 with a generous donation from a donor interested in offering support for patient experiences and employee education. The fund now includes four campaigns, established to generate additional donor opportunities in support of enhanced patient experiences and employee education.

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.

Since 2009, the event has presented more than $2 million in net proceeds to further charitable care.