University of Pittsburgh


Notes from Novak

The focus of the Building Our Future Together fundraising campaign is to continue Pitt’s progress and momentum in providing superior education and pursuing groundbreaking research. More than ever, the aim of the capital campaign is to help the University attract high-achieving students and faculty to its campus, retain and support outstanding faculty, and provide a nurturing learning environment that inspires discovery in all of the University’s many disciplines.

In the accompanying article in this section, you will read about the powerful research collaborations made possible by The Hartwell Foundation. In addition to the fellowships described in the story, The Hartwell Foundation also supports Pitt’s research excellence with the Biomedical Research Award. This award has been given to one Pitt faculty member in each of the last three years. Gary Silverman, Antoinette Darville, and David Hackem have all been the recip-ients of this generous funding. We are grateful to The Hartwell Foundation and feel fortunate to be a recipient of such generous philanthropy.

Since 1997, 145,678 donors—including The Hartwell Foundation—have made an investment in the University of Pittsburgh. During this time of national economic hardship, we are grateful to all those who continue to make contributions to the various needs of our institution. We appreciate your enduring support for a better future for all of us through the best investment possible—education and research. For more information, please visit our new Web site at

Hail to Pitt!


Campaign Watch

Institutional Advancement is committed to reaching the University’s ambitious $2 billion goal. Pitt’s alumni and friends have contributed generously, making our current campaign status  $1.35 billion!