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Elizabeth L. and John P. Surma Matching Gift

Elizabeth L. and John P. Surma Matching Gift

As a matching gift challenge, Elizabeth L. Surma (GSPH ’81) and her husband, John P. Surma Jr. have pledged $1 million in support of the school’s “Building for a Healthier World” campaign. The building campaign supports the construction of a new laboratory facility and upgrades to existing classroom and administrative spaces.

How it Works

The Surmas’ pledge, the largest single gift received since Pitt Public Health initiated the campaign in 2009, is offered as a dollar-for-dollar match to other major donations to Pitt Public Health’s building fund. The Surma match will allow participating donors to double the value of their gifts and to take advantage of increased naming opportunities. For example, a $25,000 gift will be valued at $50,000, the level for naming a classroom.

To date $650,000 in matching funds has been raised. Make a gift today and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to leave your mark on Pitt Public Health. Pledges can be paid over a period of five years and will directly support the school as it educates future public health leaders and engages in public health service and research.

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