30th Annual History Makers Award Dinner

Date & Time
Thursday, Jun. 8, 2023
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location The Westin Pittsburgh 1000 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Heinz History Center’s History Makers Award Dinner is one of Pittsburgh’s marquee annual events.

Presented by:
Celebrating its milestone 30th year, the History Makers Award Dinner, presented by BNY Mellon and Citizens, honors exceptional individuals whose accomplishments, while rooted here in Western Pennsylvania, transcend geographic boundaries. Our honorees profoundly contribute to the innovative history and collective heritage of our region and represent a commitment to excellence that has defined our community.

This year’s History Makers Award Dinner is set for Thursday, June 8 at The Westin Pittsburgh.

Funding raised from this event helps to preserve our regional history for future generations and provide a space where experiences and learning moments for all ages help make memories that last a lifetime. The History Center tells the stories of Western Pennsylvanians whose hard work, innovation, enterprise, creativity, and courage improved the world and still serves to guide and inspire us today. Like our History Makers, we are encouraged (but not surprised) by stories of Pittsburgh’s can-do spirit and kindness. After all—we are home to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

This year's honorees are:


James M. Adovasio, Ph.D.
Director of Archaeology, Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village
Senior Scientist, APTIM


Demetrios (Jim) T. Patrinos
CEO, T. D. Patrinos Painting & Contracting Company
Developer, Owner, & Operator of Primanti Bros. Restaurant & Bar locations (1974-2012)


Loren H. Roth, M.D. MPH
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Senior Psychiatrist, UPMC-Western Psychiatric Hospital


The Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark
President Judge,
Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania

County of Allegheny


The Donahue Family
Federated Hermes, Inc

Platinum Sponsors:




Gold Sponsors:



The Donahue Family










Anne V. Lewis





Drs. Ellen and Loren Roth


For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Angela Gaitaniella, Corporate Relations Director, at amgaitaniella@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412.454.6405.

To purchase tickets, please contact Briana Hornung, Special Events Coordinator, at bmhornung@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412.454.6408