Chronicling/An ongoing series highlighting University of Pittsburgh history

Issue Date: 
June 25, 2007


Henry L. Hillman (left) and Elsie Hillman (right)

June 20, 2005—A $20 million contribution from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation and Hillman Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh—the largest single gift ever given to Pitt—is announced.

The gift is designated to create The Hillman Fellows Program for Innovative Cancer Research and launches an initiative to raise $200 million for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute’s burgeoning cancer program to recruit new investigators, invest in new facilities, and create scientific and economic advantages for the region and the state.