Your gift empowers lifelong leaders.

Help Pitt Business Grow and Succeed

Your philanthropic support ensures the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration will continue to grow and succeed. You are crucial to our efforts to develop tomorrow’s business leaders.  

Areas of Greatest Need


Tuition support is crucial to minimizing the debt burden incurred by highly qualified students of limited means and will empower students to realize their potential. Your gift will support scholarship funding that will afford students the opportunity to further their education with Pitt Business, as well as directly impact our ability to recruit and retain top students.

Dean’s Excellence Fund

A gift to this fund provides an immediate and essential source of funding. By making an unrestricted contribution, you allow the school to direct the funding toward the areas of greatest need. Annual, expendable gifts provide Pitt Business vital flexibility to support a variety of areas and remain at the forefront of business education.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Learning, valuing and having experience working in diverse and inclusive environments is a critical skill that we strive for all Pitt Business students to achieve.  Gifts to this fund will support programming to teach students how to implement a diversity strategy in the workplace and prepare our graduates to become catalysts for change. Dean Assad’s vision is that equity, diversity, and inclusion will be fully integrated in the curriculum and serve as a focal point for our school.

Impact Stories

Capstone Course Immerses MBA Students into Business World

Capstone Course Immerses MBA Students into Business World

“Embracing innovation is the key to unlocking limitless potential, transforming challenges into opportunities, and leading businesses towards a successful future." This is one of the key takeaways for Ryan Stout (MBA ’23) from the Pittsburgh MBA capstone course, one...

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Human Rights Leader Wendy Orr Inspires Pitt Community

Human Rights Leader Wendy Orr Inspires Pitt Community

The University of Pittsburgh community was inspired by the weeklong visit of Wendy Orr, MD, the powerhouse leader in human rights who shared her experiences as the inaugural Executive-in-Residence for the Africa Business Initiative of Pitt Business. Dr. Orr spent May...

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Ways to Give

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Customize Your Contribution

There are many powerful ways to give to Pitt Business. From the annual fund to creating an endowment to making a planned gift, your philanthropy has a profound impact on students, faculty, and the Pitt Business experience.

Contact Jodi Weisfield, Executive Director of Development at 412-514-4361 or

Online & Recurring Gifts

Gifts can be made to Pitt Business using our secure online giving form. Questions? Contact Amy Schroth at 412-592-8431 or

Corporate Matching

Many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out how you can double or even triple the size of your gift to Pitt by participating in a workplace matching gift program.

Endowed Funds

Endowed funds are charitable contributions that provide a perpetual stream of income in support of scholarships, fellowships, faculty chairs, instruction, and other important programs or services. They allow major gift donors to establish named funds that will exist in perpetuity and provide permanent support for students within a particular area or for a specific purpose. Minimum endowment levels guarantee that sufficient income will be available to fulfill the donor’s specific intentions. 

Current Funds

Unlike endowed funds, current funds can be distributed in the same year they are received. They are a terrific alternative for those who might have excess funds available each year but who do not have the full endowment minimum to make a gift in perpetuity. Similarly, they are ideal for annual IRA disbursements or lump-sum gifts to fund research projects, travel, or faculty and student awards for a designated number of years.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving options allow you to amplify the impact of your generosity to the University of Pittsburgh and to potentially create lifetime income streams and reduce your taxes. You can leave a legacy through bequests, retirement plans, and life insurance. 


Send your gift directly to Pitt Business by making a check out to the University of Pittsburgh and mailing it to:

PO BOX 640093
PITTSBURGH PA 15264-0093

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Contact Us

Have a question about giving to Pitt Business? About opportunities or resources for alumni? Reach a member of our staff. 


I wish to give back to society and one day sponsor another student like me who could dare to dream big. This award has allowed my dream to come true – which was to pursue higher studies from the U.S. I thank you! 

Siddharth Srivastava

MBA '23

Your support has encouraged me to work and study my hardest to earn the best grades. I hope one day that I am able to pay your generosity forward and support the next generation of Pitt students. I had the most amazing opportunities at Pitt due to donors like you and support from the Pitt community.

Julia Podvin

BSBA '20