Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges support for this year’s Ten Evenings from the following agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Photo of the audience in the lobby before a Ten Evenings lecture

Board of Directors

Christina Stuber, President
Christopher A. Amar, Vice President
Kevin Lavelle, Treasurer
Sheila Washington, Secretary
Lena G. Andrews
Pam Connelly
Emilie Hammerstein

Laura Heberton-Shlomchik
Matthew Lancaster
Susan B. McIntosh
Susan Morris
Anuradha Reddy
Dr. Frederick Sherman
Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie Flom, ex-officio

Made possible by

The Drue Heinz Trust

In association with

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Literary Circle

MarLa Sink Druzgal and Kurt Druzgal
Kristina and Peter Gerszten
Bill and Melissa Hallett
Alice B. Mitinger
Jim and Susan Morris
Anu and Raj Reddy
Robbin Steif

Tom and Jo Ann Succop
Amy Millin, Beth Succop, and Meg Succop, along with their families, in honor of their mother, Jo Ann Succop
Ron A. Vassel
Brian Wongchaowart


Russ and Kathy Ayres
Mark Kamlet and Charlee Brodsky
Jayne Adair and Basil Cox
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Diederich
Stephanie Flom
Eileen and Nicholas Lane
Kevin and Erin Lavelle
Andrew Moore
Louise Rogers

Barbara Rudiak, Ph.D.
Mindy Sanjana
Laura Heberton-Shlomchik and Mark Shlomchik
Kathy Kahn Stept
Christy Stuber
Cynthia Swartz
Janie and Harry Thompson


The Bird by Bird Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation
Betsy and Bill Amis
Anonymous (3)
Richard and Tingle Barnes
Ivan and Sybil Baumwell
Fred Bennitt
Paul and Ann Bridges
Alma Burgess
Timothy and Linda Burke
Jeffrey J. Carpenter
Tom and Leah Cooper
Christopher Amar and Cheryl David
Ann and Marty Davis
Mark and Mimi Derthick
Lynda Flom
Lisa Selvaggio Forgas
Kimberly Francis
Laurie Graham
Barbara Granito
Bill and Mary Hartner
Drs. Michael Lotze and Joan Harvey
Peggy and Jack Hill
Steve Pavsner and Judy Horgan
Rev. Bill Hower

Brian William Kane
John and Nita Kellum
Dona and David Luedde
Thomas Farrell and Annamarie Marano
Janet Markel
Susan McIntosh
Barbara Carpenter and Michael Miller
Torey Naylor
Roz Neiman
Suzanne and Richard Paul
Hilary Tyson and Charles Porter
Richard E. Rauh
The Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation
Ann Gibbons Scherlis and Bill Scherlis
Katy and Fred Sherman
Lee and Myrna Silverman
Jeffrey and Sandra Solomon
Rob and Debbie Spear
Sheila and Robert Sterr
Joshua and Stephanie Taylor
Susan A. Yohe
Steven Zelicoff
H.J. Zoffer


Joy and Mark Abbott
Arleen Adelson
Lena Andrews
Anonymous (14)
Robin S. Barack
Roxana Barad, MD
Jack and Amy Beiler
Robin J. Bernstein
Janet T. Bonk
Bob Sullivan and Alice Bright
Mary and Russell Brignano
The Reverend J. Gary Brown
Catherine Caplan
Franny Caplan
Geri Chichilla
Leigh A. Poltrock and David Clouse
Pamela Connelly
Joyce Cullinan
Joyce and Rebecca Culyba
David and Diane Denis
Sylvia Keller and Bill DeWalt
Deborah Dodds
Jon and Aileen Drosendahl
Tamara Dudukovich
Sarah D. Eldridge
Susan L. Farrell
Mary Faust
B. Jean Ferketish
Trudy File
Janis Fink
Nora and Don Fischer
Michael and Gerry Fox
Lawrence A. Frolik
Katherine Fulton
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gissin
Gina Godfrey
Dorothy W. Gold, Ph.D.
Peggy Gold
Pamela W. Golden
Neil Resnick and Susan Greenspan
Robin Gussey
Jared Roach and Emilie Hammerstein
Phyllis Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Herward
Dr. Gail Pesyna and Dr. John Hooper
Lori and Alan Hornell
Bonnie and Bob Isacke
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Jui Joshi
Fran Steger and Barry Judd
Susan O’Block Kellen
Amy Kellman
Ann D. Kelton
Ellen Kessler
Barbara Klein

Caitlin Koerber
John F. Cambest, Esq. and Janice Kozey
Elaine and Carl Krasik
Ronald and Sharon Ladick
Matthew Lancaster
Alan Helgerman and Sandra LaPietra
Ron and Lida Larsen
Ellen and Larry Lebow
Susan and Louis Leff
Lewis and Kate Laffey Lobdell
Angela and Dana
James Mauch
Joanna M. Mayo
Fritz Mitnick
Shawn Kintner Nelson
Carrington North
Jyothsna Nunna
Mr. and Mrs. David O’Loughlin
Donna and Lewis Patterson
Barbara and Steve Piskor
Karleen Preator
Annie S. Rivers
Eileen Roberts
Florence Rouzier
Joel Sabadasz
Lisa Scales
The Schabdach Family
Harriet Schach
Patricia S. Schroder
Larry and June Schultz
Morton and Rita Seltman
Nicole and Steve Shapiro
Ann Shaw
Lynne Siegel
Marty Silverman
Janet Slifkin
Charlie and Marlene Smithers
Caleb Wattley and Blair Stackhouse
Tim and Carrie Stanny
Carolyn Stewart
Ann Strong
Sandra Block and John Suhrie
Steven Abo and Holly Swartz
John and Debra Thompson
Jill and Craig Thomson
Elaine Tierney
Judy Vaglia
Anoo and Viju Verghis
Lu-in Wang
Sheila A. Washington
Rhonda Wasserman
Carole and Harvey Wolsh
Ellie and Joe Wymard
Florence Zeve


Victoria Abel
Tamara Abell
Libby Andrews
Anonymous (32)
Elnora M. Balser
Sarah Beasley
Shirley Benedict
Virginia Best
Sherry Bloom
Eva Tansky Blum
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Brendel
Mary Briles
Frank and Laurie Bruns
John and Gail Buchanan
Pat Calabrese
Debra Caplan
Peggy L. Carpenter
Colleen M. Carr
Richard Chesnik
Julie Childers
Christine Cohen
A. Cole
Jane Compagnone
Polly Connelly
Bill and Cynthia Cooley
Verna Corey, Sc.D.
Nancy J. Crouthamel
Patricia K. Crumrine, MD
Joan Devine
Suzanne L. DeWalt
Roger and Frances Dice
Holly Dick
Dallas DiLeo
Katherine Doherty
Nancy Gale and Dave Duggins
Amy S. Elder
Marti Farkasovsky
Marian Finegold
Ilene H. Fingeret
Marilyn H. Fitzsimmons
Lee Fogarty
Julie Forsythe
Celine Fox
Rhoda Mills Sommer and Donald Friedman
Sally and Peter Friedman
Raymond and Sheila Frizzell
Ruth Garfunkel
Kimberly Gaston
Elsie Geiser
Alice V. Gelormino
Caryle Glosser
Craig Jahnke and Sharon Goldstein
Sara Gorby
Barbara Grance
Gail Gratton
Mimi Greenfield
Martial and Rebecca Hebert
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Herman
Lisa Honkala
Laura S. Horner
Steve Emery and Maureen Hurley
Alice and Joel Johnston
Craig and Mary Kirsch
Holly Maurer-Klein and Paul Klein
Roberta Konefal-Shaer
Bruce Herschlag and Mary Korytkowski
Kelly Kruper
Mary Lou Kuhns
Laurene LaVoie
Diane Lazzaris
Jill Leahy
Kerry Bron and Robert Levin
Shelly and Ellie Levine
Kathy Lipsitz
Kathryn Logan
Judith and James Longo
Stephanie Lonsinger
Dr. and Mrs. Trevor Macpherson

Gail Mallory
Rebecca and James Mauch
Eleanor Mayfield
Bob and Helen McAfoos
Connie McCarthy
Kate McCorkle
Melissa McDonough
Sybil and Kevin McKeegan
Robin Mickey
Barbara W. Miller
Jane D. Miller
Amy Morgan
Silbert Moritz
Abby L. Morrison
In Memory of Dan Morrow
Richard D. Mowrey
Cynthia J. Mullins
Pamela Murray
Nancy L. Nahi
Connie Nassif
Sheila Nathanson
Mary A. Navarro
Mark and Nikki Nordenberg
Katie Nowak
Marlene Ochman
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Oresick
Melissa Saul and Ronnie Parker
Jane Partanen
Dolly Paul
Kathryn Pepper
Connie Phillips
Lynne Porterfield
Virginia Pribanic
Eric Priebe and Lynette Jacobs-Priebe
Catherine Ravella
Valerie Resh
Robert and Mary Kay Rightnour
Jan Ripper
Ann Tobin Ritchie
Tim and Judy Robison
Dodie Roskies
Cindy Ross-Katz
Rochelle Rudoy
Arlene Sablowsky
Joliane K. Schroeder
Mary C. Schroeder
Saleem Ahmed and Iman Sanam Shahab
Debbie Sigal
Mary Simons
Nathaniel Stephens
Franny and Charlie Stewart
Elena Swann
Fran Sylvers
Susan Tanzer
Brandon Taper
Tom and Judy Thompson
Claire M. Tintori
Jeff Tischler
Deborah Tranter
Christine L. Traviss
Linda Tuite
Patricia Ulbrich
Holly VanDine
Deborah Walker
George and Margaret Walker
Saundra Waseleski
Betsy H. Watkins
Judith W. Weinberg
Pamela Weiss
Dr. and Mrs. S. Rand Werrin
Margy Whitmer
Joyce and John Wilbur
Clayton A. Wiley and Arlene Carbone-Wiley
Darlene S. Wood
Amy Woodall
Margot Woodwell
Cynthia Workman


Anonymous (22)
Louanne Baily
Gretchen and Otto Beck
Mary Jane Bent
Sharon Bernstein and John Bitsko
Daniel and Elizabeth Boyarski
Karen and Robert Brown
Kevin and Sharon Deacon
Barb Dickson
Judy Douglas
Donna Hoffman and Richard Dum
Mary Duttine
In memoriam of Vera Eisaman
Carol Elsesser
Sylvia Fischer
Rohan Ganguli
Twyla Glasgow
Bruce and Barbara Goldstein
Paula and Howard Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoepp
Cynthia Jampole
Georgann Klaus Jenkins
Ruthe Karlin
James and Ann Larson
Louise Mayo
Moddy and Dave McKeown

Rachel Meyers
Mary Moses
Teresa Nucci
Marge Petruska
Thom and Carla T.S. Pfahler
Jane and John Pillar
Linda Profozich
Carol Reichbaum
Jo Ann Riley
Julie and Harold Rodakowski
Dr. Leonard and Carole Rubenstein
Roy and Mimi Ruzomberka
Karen and George Schnakenberg
Lee and Susan Segal
Terri Sokoloff
Michelle Switala
Julianna and Millard Underwood
Susanne C. Wean
William and Colleen Wedler
Annie and Larry Weidman
Eileen Weiner
Lawrence Martin and Matthew Wensel
Beth Williams
Linda Wozman
Kathleen and Gregory Wright
John and Margaret Zimmerman

Annual Fund

Updated January 29, 2019

Tamara Abell
Sally and Robert Alexander
Richard and Tingle Barnes
Marcia Baumfeld
Dalia Belinkoff
Robin J. Bernstein
Lisa Borghesi
Bridges Charitable Lead Trust
Timothy and Linda Burke
Dr. Gary Carmassi
Meg and George Cheever
Rita Ciccariello
Sarah Clendenning
Mary Frances Cooper
Frank Correnti
Stephen and Karen Cramer
Paula Engel
Judith Esman
Helen Fallon
Lynda Flom
Michael and Gerry Fox
Pam Golden
Alan and Jennifer Halperin
Melody Hannegan
Dr. and Mrs. John B. Hill
Steve Pavsner and Judy Horgan
Francine Hyde
Hyman Family Foundation
The Stefi L. Kirschner and Gilbert Z. Schneider Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Roberta and David Konefal-Shaer
Meryl Lazar
Dana Lee
Kimberly Lewis
Angela Love
Mrs. and Dr. James E. Mauch
Suzanne McAnallen
Rachel and Kevin McGuire
Susan McIntosh
Anne and Tom Medsger
Mary and Tom Mulroy
Shawn and Jim Nelson
Judy Ruszkowski and Ken Regal
The Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation
Stephen G. Robinson
Renee Rosensteel
Susan M. Rudzki in Memory of Peter Oresick
June Schultz
Kelly Shaw
Peter and Susan Smerd
Nan and Donald Solow
Tina Calabro and David Steidl
Sandy Block and John Suhrie
Michelle S. Switala
David J. Thompson
Janie and Harry Thompson
Patricia Ulbrich
Betsy and Charles Watkins
Wellesley Class of ’65 Mini-reunion
Linda Wozman
Michael Wurster

Sustainability Fund

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents celebrated authors to the Pittsburgh community. Through expanded school and community partnerships we optimize the impact that visiting authors have on our region. Our reach is growing! Last year we served over 32,000 audience members of all ages through 52 public programs and visits to 36 schools. Your donation sustains these important cultural programs.

Thanks to donors like you, we have built a Sustainability Fund to ensure dynamic literary programming and meaningful community engagement for years to come.


Jo Ann and Tom Succop

Anju and Ashok Trivedi


Carnegie Mellon University Digital Library Project
Carnegie Mellon University Provost
Bill and Melissa Hallett

The Hillman Company
Susan and James Morris
Cindy Swartz


Jayne Adair and Basil Cox
Satish Gupta and Sharon Edwards

Anu and Raj Reddy


Timothy and Linda Burke
Ann and Marty Davis
Nora and Don Fischer
The Fleischner Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation

Suzy McIntosh
Alice B. Mitinger
The Robbin Steif Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Ron Vassel


Deborah and Daniel Booker
Lalit Chordia
Sandra Como
Tamara Dudukovich
Stephanie Flom
Pam Golden
Gail Gratton
Karen and Peter Greb
Harris Grill
Pavani K. Reddy and Ram C. Konduru
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Dr. and Mrs. Ramana Murty
Judy Horgan and Steve Pavsner
Roopa M. Reddy
Rameshwar and Surekha Reddy
Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation
Louise Rogers
Nicole and Steve Shapiro
Sandra Block and John Suhrie
Betsy and Charles Watkins

Additional Contributions

Christopher Amar
Tingle and Richard Barnes
Mia and Joel Bernard in honor of Bill and Melissa Hallett
Marian and Bruce Block
Paul and Ann Bridges
Emily Butterfield
Tina Calabro
Virginia Calega
Douglas and Shelley Bould Campbell
Greg and Rachel Colker
Frank Correnti
Stephen and Karen Cramer
Jo-Anne Dellaidotti
Tim and Bridgetta Devlin
Dallas DiLeo
Mary Jane Edwards
Ellen Eichleay
Nancy S. Elman, PhD
Helen Fallon
Hattie Fletcher
Lynda Flom
Don Friedman and Rhoda Sommer
Dale and Arden Hamer
Marlene Haus
Mr. Thomas A. P. Hayden
Nancy Heastings
Dr. and Mrs. John B. Hill
Francine Hyde
Jodi Krall
Karl Krieger
Michelle Lally in graditude for Alice Mitinger and Marylynne Pitz
Matthew Lancaster

Nicholas and Eileen Lane
Meryl Lazar
Mary Alice Lightle in honor of Pamela Golden
Angela Love
Jill McConnell
Anne and Thomas Medsger
Marilyn Meltzer
Tom Murphy
Mary Navarro
Karen Oberg
Pat Parsons
Rosemarie Perla
Valerie and Jay Powell
Kim Roadarmel
Stephen G. Robinson
Susan and Robert Rudzki
Edith Schneider
June Schultz
Katy and Fred Sherman
Win and Karen Smathers
Mary Jo Sonntag
Carol Steinbach
Kathy Kahn Stept
Joanna Taylor Stone
Edwin Strassberger
Christy Stuber
Brandon Taper
Christine and Fred Thieman
The Tippins Foundation
Ellen Toker
Dr. and Mrs. C.H. Wecht
Eileen Weiner
Stanley Levine and Barbara Weschler
Michael Wurster
Margaret Zimmerman

Last Updated August 2018
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