Donors and Friends

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we believe that every gift we receive represents an important investment in the tri-state region's finest cancer research and care. We wish to express our wholehearted appreciation to the individuals, families, businesses, corporations, foundations, advocacy organizations, and other groups who have so generously supported our programs. As individuals and as a collective whole, your recent gifts and continued interest in our efforts hold great promise to help advance the frontiers of cancer research and care. We express our most sincere thanks for your vote of confidence in our work!

We acknowledge and honor donors who have made various types and levels of gifts. Click to view a full listing of all of our donors in 2019.

Circle of Hope

The Circle of Hope honors individuals, family foundations, and privately held companies that make contributions of $10,000 or more in a calendar year. This list recognizes those who were members in 2018 and 2019 as of December 31, 2019:

  • Douha Safar, MD and Mounzer Agha, MD
  • Patrice and Robert Americus
  • Anonymous
  • Amada and Rashid Awan, MD
  • Wendy and David Barensfeld
  • Dotty and Nick Beckwith
  • Ken Bernstein
  • Joan and Thomas Bigley
  • Mrs. Donald Blechman
  • Eva Blum and Norman Wolmark, MD
  • Carol and Ralph P. Bonnar
  • Barbara and Gary Bowser
  • Nancy B. Brent, MD and David A. Brent, MD
  • Barry Bronson*
  • Jill and Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD
  • Seth and Jodi Brufsky
  • Jack Buncher Foundation
  • Lisa and John Burke
  • Karen and Glenn A. Buterbaugh, MD
  • Shannon & Matt Cairone
  • Mary Ellen Callahan
  • Lori and Stephen Callen
  • Carl Dale Cameron
  • Carl and Beth Campbell
  • Grace Tarabay-Caridad, MD and Kevin Caridad, PhD
  • Linda Carr
  • Millie and Louis R. Cestello
  • Stephanie Valetich and Richard Chesnik
  • Neha and Rushir Choksi, MD
  • Cynthia and Robert Citrone
  • Mary and Jay Cleveland, Jr.
  • Nancy and Steven Cohen
  • Marcia and David Colvin
  • Lorraine and Philip P. Conti, Jr.
  • Caryn and Sam Covelli
  • Daniel and Ruth Ann Crawford
  • Crawford Consulting Services
  • Joseph Curtin
  • Melissa Cyr, DO
  • Randi and *L. Van V. Dauler, Jr.
  • Selene and Arnold Davis
  • Elizabeth and Sven de Jong
  • Debra and William Demchak
  • Karen Downing
  • Colleen J. Dunwoody
  • Mary Lou and Richard Durr
  • Antoinette and Robert P. Edwards, MD
  • Robert Egan*
  • Kathleen L. and Peter G. Ellis, MD
  • Emma Clyde Hodge Memorial Fund
  • Cynthia Evans, MD
  • Genevieve S. Attie and Rafic J. Farah, MD
  • Kristen and Michael Farrell
  • Anita and Jerry Feldman
  • William Ferri, MD
  • Laura Ferris, MD, PhD and Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
  • Jane France and Chris Allison
  • David Rath
  • Diana and Frank Rath
  • Barbara M. Frank
  • Gary Frazier
  • Michelle and David Friedland, MD
  • Mary Louise and Henry J. Gailliot
  • Judit and Patrick Gallagher
  • Chip Ganassi
  • Cathy and John Garcia
  • Clara F. Gauthier
  • Amie and Bryan Gentile
  • Carolyn and John A. George
  • Karen and Mark Geordiadis, MD
  • Ruth P. Gerber*
  • Brenda and Roger Gibson
  • Frank and Mary Gorell Memorial Fund at the recommendation of Franklyn and Dale Gorell
  • Tom Grealish
  • Debra Grishkat
  • Rhonda and Glen Gross
  • Ina and Larry Gumberg
  • Susan and Barney Guttman
  • Venus Hadeed, MD and Antonio Achka, MD
  • John and Mary Ann Hardesty, Jr.
  • Barbara A. Heigl
  • Sophia Sarris Heon and Steve Heon
  • Robert M. Hernandez
  • Margaret and John Hill, MD
  • Audrey Hillman Fisher and Timothy O. Fisher
  • Elsie Hillman Foundation
  • Henry L. Hillman Foundation
  • The William Talbott Hillman Foundation
  • Cathy and Sy Holzer
  • Xu Liang, PhD and Jing-Zhou Hou, MD, PhD
  • Janis and Jonas Johnson, MD
  • Susan and William Johnson
  • Becky Burgwin and Patrick L. Kane, MD
  • Vanita and Nitin Kapoor, DO
  • Simone Karp
  • Richard Kasdan
  • Tricia and Bill Kassling
  • Louis and Sarah Kaufman Fund
  • Karen and Joseph L. Kelley III, MD
  • Janet and Andrew Kirk
  • Kathy and Cary Klein
  • Margaret Hardy Knox
  • Deb and Bob Ladley
  • Frances and Stewart L. Lancaster, MD
  • Diane and John, Lech, DO
  • Anne Gendler and David Leib
  • Nathalie and Mario Lemieux
  • Cynthia Bland Lesker
  • Kerry Bron, MD and Robert Levin
  • Anne Lewis
  • Hongmei Liang, MD, PhD
  • Sissy and Bill Lieberman
  • Limbach Family Fund
  • Renata and Edgardo Lob, MD
  • Paula M. Lockhart
  • Lotritto Family Foundation
  • Christine and Jim Luketich, MD
  • Ramsey and Michael Lyons
  • Edward Malloy, MD
  • Judy and Eugene F.* Maloney
  • Amy and Gavin Mann
  • Cheri and Joe Manzinger
  • Nikol and Stanley M. Marks, MD
  • Darlene and Jack* Mascaro
  • Michelle and Jeffrey Mascaro
  • Holly and John Mascaro
  • Elizabeth and Michael Mascaro
  • Myrna and Mark Mason
  • Maria and Andrew McCutchen
  • Susan and Stephen McGalla
  • Fran and Jim McGlothlin
  • Linda and David McKamish
  • Annie Im, MD and Brian McLaughlin, MD
  • Katie and David McSorley
  • Amita Mehta, MD and Dhaval, Mehta, MD
  • Susan and Dennis Meisner, MD
  • Marilyn Meltzer
  • Beth and Anthony Mengine
  • Vanessa and David Morehouse
  • Donna and Pat Narduzzi
  • Marie and David Navikas
  • New Era Cap Foundation
  • Theresa L. Nimick-Whiteside, PhD
  • Stuart Nord
  • James Ohr, DO
  • Tom Olofson Family Foundation
  • Sandy and Gene O'Sullivan
  • Kathleen and Demetrios Patrinos
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Payne
  • Kathy and John H. Pelusi, Jr.
  • Suzanne Morrissey, MD and Dan Petro, MD
  • Christine and Robert Pietrandrea
  • Peg and Stephen Pilipovich
  • Terri and James* Polacheck
  • Denise and Robert Price
  • Lubna and M. Pervaiz Rahman, MD
  • Rosemarie and Kiran Rajasenan, MD
  • Ushaka Karumudi and Gopala Ramineni, MD
  • Hara and Anastasios, Raptis, MD, PhD
  • Karen and Thomas Reineke
  • Dawn Amy and John Rhee, MD
  • Daniel Riggs
  • Roesch Family Charitable Trust
  • Jeffrey Romoff
  • Kathleen and Art Rooney
  • Greta and Art Rooney
  • Karen and Anthony Ross
  • Anna and James Rossetti, DO
  • Clifford and Diane Rowe
  • The Ruttenberg Family
  • The Sampson Family Foundation
  • Athena Sarris
  • Janice M. Savinis
  • Mikell and Bill Schenck
  • Gwendolyn Schillo, MD and Robert Schillo, MD
  • Barbara and Herb Shear
  • Patricia and Michael Sherry, MD
  • Shirley Hobbs Martin Memorial Fund
  • Honorable Jacqueline O. Shogan
  • Shirlie and Owen Siegel Foundation
  • Sheryl Simon, MD
  • Juliet Lea Simonds Foundation
  • Slagel Family Foundation
  • Patricia and William Snyder
  • Rebecca Snyder
  • Sandy Snyder
  • William Spielvogle, MD
  • Ada and Joseph M. Spirer
  • Patricia and Norman F. Stephen
  • Rachel and Scot Stevens
  • Wen Zhu, MD and Min Sun, MD, PhD
  • Elizabeth L. and John P. Surma
  • Gayle Tissue and Yiannis Kaloyeropoulos
  • Barbara E. Trachtenberg
  • M. Brooks and Marian C. Turkel
  • Ann and Kenneth Urish
  • Karen and David Vaden
  • Lee Viard
  • Denise Voloshin, MD and Michael Voloshin, MD
  • William Watts
  • Beth Wild
  • Larry and Jeanne Williams
  • Sally and Craig Wolfanger
  • Lois Wolfanger
  • Carla and Leonard Wood
  • Dana C. Wood*

* deceased