With the goal of improving Pitt Athletics' ability to compete for championships and better fulfill the needs of our student-athletes, we created sport specific championship funds to enable donors to give directly towards the programs they care most about. Gifts to these sport specific championship funds enhance the student-athlete experience for our 750 student-athletes, the Pitt band, and spirit squads. Each year, our coaches and administrators identify the top funding priorities that will allow our teams to continue pursuing comprehensive excellence. Those priorities may include strength and conditioning, facility improvements, technology, and student-athlete development.
Scholarship Seating Memberships
With the change in tax legislation, in 2018 the Panther Club implemented a new giving structure for donors to access priority seating at Heinz Field and The Petersen Events Center. Panther Club donors are now able to clearly identify the donation amount necessary to acquire their desired seating and parking locations for Pitt Football and Men's and Women's Basketball. These per seat gifts are allocated directly towards supporting student-athlete scholarships and supply them with the tools to achieve their academic goals at Pitt.Invest Today
"Over the last four years at Pitt, I've been able to witness the continual year-to-year increases in support for our team and program. This has helped fuel our success and make us the team we are today. That starts with Panther Club members and their support of our program. I'm so excited this year and incredibly grateful for the continued excitement for our team among our donors and fans."
— Stephanie Williams, Senior, Volleyball