Founders Society


Through the philanthropic leadership of the Founders Society, we have been able to deepen the Academy's foundation - investing in student opportunities and financial aid, advancing the academic enterprise of PK-12 education and transforming the environment of our campuses.

Last year alone, leadership contributions represented more than 72 percent of the funds raised for the Blue & Gold Fund. These gifts support the immediate and most pressing needs of the Academy.

We are deeply grateful for the 300+ members who joined this distinguished Society in 2020-2021. Annual gifts of $1,883 or more made between July 1 and June 30 ensure membership in the Founders Society. Corporate Educational Income Tax Credit (EITC), Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) and matching gifts will be applied to your membership if received or verified within the fiscal year.

For your convenience, gifts can be fulfilled over monthly, semiannual or quarterly installments. Monthly recurring credit card payments are an easy and affordable way to join the Founders Society. If you work for a matching gift company, your employer’s match will count toward your membership!

Please visit our online giving form to make your gift today or for more information about the Founders Society, please contact the Alumni & Development Office at 412-968-3011 or

Membership Levels & Benefits

1883 Member ($1,883 - $2,499)

Leadership Member ($2,500 - $4,999)

Benefactor ($5,000- $7,499)          

President’s Fellow ($7,500 - $24,999)

President’s Circle ($25,000 and above)

GOLD Founders Society ($500 and above)
Graduates of the Last Decade

Lifetime Membership ($100,000 and above)
Lifetime Membership in the Founders Society is reserved for loyal members who have contributed more than $100,000 to the Academy over their lifetime.

View Photos from the Founders Society Event: A Night at the Hillman

2022-2023 Blue & Gold Fund


Contact Us

Ali Saras
Allison F. Saras, Ph.D.
Chief Development Officer
412-968-3077 | email

Jamie Scott
Jamie Scott '98
Leadership Programming and Major Gifts Officer
412-968-3032 | email