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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.

2023 Champions

Get Involved

2023 tickets are on sale now!  Learn more and purchase tickets.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.