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Capital Campaign

Building for a healthier world

By funding the construction of new laboratory space and the renovation of outdated academic areas, the “Building for a Healthier World” capital campaign positions Pitt Public Health for a healthy future. These state-of-the-art facilities will create the necessary environment to attract the most competitive students and accomplished faculty to our campus. 

Help usher Pitt Public Health into a new era

Since its foundation in 1948 with a gift from the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust, Pitt Public Health has leveraged the generosity of local foundations and of people like you to address the needs of industrial Pittsburgh while growing into the world-renowned institution it is today.

Throughout this 60-year history, Pitt Public Health alumni have proudly carried the school's reputation on to leadership roles in public health organizations across the country and around the world. Pitt Public Health scientists have extended research to address all major public health concerns, translating important findings into groundbreaking public health advances. Learn more about these advances (PDF).

Your support is critical

Your support is critical to reaching the campaign goal of $87 million, to completing the renovations, and to advancing the school's proud legacy. Already more than $72 million, or 80% of this goal, has been contributed by the University of Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, underscoring Pitt Public Health’s importance to the University and Pennsylvania residents.

We need you, the friends of Pitt Public Health, to contribute the remaining $15 million. Whether you decide to make a one-time gift or a five-year pledge, there are multiple ways you can contribute to the capital campaign. The impact of every dollar you contribute can be doubled, dollar-for-dollar, by the Elizabeth L. and John P. Surma Matching Gift. Available naming opportunities range from individual classrooms to entire laboratory spaces. A legacy named in honor of a loved one,  may be more achievable with support from the Elizabeth L. and John P. Surma matching gift

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