Sixth Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner and Auction

The sixth annual Celebrating Senior Champions benefit dinner will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.

This annual event recognizes extraordinary individuals and groups who contribute significant time and energy to serving seniors throughout Western Pennsylvania and beyond. The 2014 event will focuses on improving the lives of seniors.

Proceeds from sponsorships, ticket sales, and the auction support the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program, which provides financial assistance and other support services to eligible seniors living in one of UPMC’s 20 retirement communities.

2014 Lead Sponsors

Lamar Advertising
UPMC for Life
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Purchase Tickets Online at Showclix

Tickets are $150 for individuals and $137.50 each for a 2 person reservation.

Do you know a Senior Champion? Click here to nominate someone.

​2014 Champions

Learn more about what makes a Senior Champion

Grand Champions
G. Nicholas Beckwith III
Dorothy Boyles Beckwith

G. Nicholas Beckwith III

G. Nicholas Beckwith III is former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Beckwith Machinery Company and presently, the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Arch Street Management, LLC.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, UPMC; UPMC Health Plan, Board of Directors; Chair, The Beckwith Institute; Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Board of Trustees; The Dietrich Foundation, Board of Trustees; Regional Investors Council of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development; Advisory Council on Biology and Medicine, Brown University; Chatham University, Board of Trustees; Shady Side Academy, Emeritus Trustee; University of Pittsburgh, Board of Trustees.
Former Director, BlackRock Closed End Funds; Former Director, National Retail Properties; Former Director, Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
Education - The Hotchkiss School, 1963; Brown University, 1967.

Dorothy Boyles Beckwith

Dorothy Boyles Beckwith serves on the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Capital Campaign Committee; Beckwith Institute for Innovation in Patient Care, Chairman; Fox Chapel Garden Club, Associate Member; Shadyside Hospital Foundation; UPMC Shadyside Center for Integrated Medicine; Women for a Healthy Environment; LEAD Pittsburgh; Parks Committee of Fox Chapel Borough.
Education – Chatham University, 1981; Carnegie Mellon University, 1988


>> Learn More About G. Nicholas Beckwith, III and Dorothy Boyles Beckwith

Community Champion
Barbara Ivanko, President and CEO on behalf of Family Hospice and Palliatiave Care

Barbara Ivanko is President and CEO of Family Hospice and Palliative Care. Barbara has more than 20 years’ experience in the health care field and as a leader in the hospice industry – having served as a hospice educator at the agency, state, and national levels. Barbara joined Family Hospice in 2013, proud to assume leadership of a hospice with a legacy of high quality and service to the community. 

>> Learn more about Family Hospice and Palliative Care

Caregiver Champion
Margaret Mary Kimmel, PhD
To be honored posthumously

Margaret Mary Kimmel, PhD, was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. Dr. Kimmel was a member of the board of directors of Canterbury Place and UPMC Senior Communities, member of the UPMC Board of Visitors, and served on the UPMC Disabilities Resource Center Advisory Council. Dr. Kimmel and her family were caregivers for their mother for many years. It is this personal experience that drove Dr. Kimmel in her tireless efforts to champion the causes of all seniors.

>> Learn more about Dr. Kimmel


Photo Courtesy of Martha Rial

Event Information

The Celebrating Senior Champions dinner and auction supports the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program in its efforts to provide financial assistance and other support services to eligible seniors living in one of UPMC’s 20 retirement communities.

View images of the 2014 event or view a listing of previous senior champion honorees.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the event.

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