25th Annual History Makers Award Dinner

Friday, May 12, 2017 • 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Westin Convention Center & Hotel
Presented by BNY Mellon and Citizens Bank

Add to Calendar05/12/2017 05:30 PM05/12/2017 10:00 PMAmerica/New_York25th Annual History Makers Award DinnerJoin the History Center as we honor History Makers who have changed our region, nation, and the world.Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Now in its 25th year, the History Makers Award Dinner is the History Center’s most prominent event of the year.

This black tie fundraising event’s presenting sponsors are Citizens Bank and BNY Mellon.

Each year, the History Makers Award Dinner honors five men and women whose achievements, while rooted here in western Pennsylvania, transcend geographic bounds. These individuals represent the commitment to excellence that has defined our community throughout the years and profoundly contribute to the proud history and collective heritage of our region.

2017 History Makers

Dr. Vivian Davidson Hewitt, History Maker 2017


Dr. Vivian Davidson Hewitt
• 1st African American Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
• Past President, Special Libraries Association

Jerome Bettis, History Maker 2017


Jerome Bettis
• Former Pittsburgh Steeler
• Super Bowl Champion
• Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back

Arthur S. Levine, History Maker 2017


Arthur S. Levine, MD
• Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences
• John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine
• Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

Priya Narasimhan, History Maker 2017

Technology & Innovation

Priya Narasimhan
• CEO & Founder, YinzCam
• Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University

David Newell - Mr. McFeely


David Newell
• Actor, portrayed the role of Mr. McFeely on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”

History Center: Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

BNY Mellon

Citizens Bank logo


UPMC Health Plan



Gold Sponsors

Federated Investors Foundation, Inc.
Ellwood Group, Inc.
Jones Day
Range Resources
The Buncher Company
Nadine Bognar
MSA The Safety Co
Dollar Bank
Pittsburgh Steelers
University of Pittsburgh