29th Annual History Makers Award Dinner

Friday, June 3, 2022 • 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Westin Pittsburgh

The Heinz History Center’s History Makers Award Dinner is a marquee event in Pittsburgh.  

Now in its 29th year, the History Makers Award Dinner, presented by BNY Mellon and Citizens, honors people 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 Friday, June 3 at The Westin Pittsburgh.   

We are thrilled to share this year’s honorees:

The Broadhurst Family
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group
Business & Community Honorees

Luis von Ahn
CEO and Co-founder
Innovation & Technology Honoree

Martha Richards Conley
Attorney at Law
Co-Chair, Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Law Honoree

Rocky Bleier
President, Rocky Bleier, Inc.
Former NFL Football Player
Wounded Vietnam Veteran
Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient
Leadership Honoree

Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle
Olympian, 2-Time Silver Medalist
McLaughlin Hockey, USA Hockey
Sports Honoree

Funding raised from this event is more vital than ever, helping us preserve our regional history for future generations, and to 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.”

Join us as we celebrate this year’s honorees and support the History Center’s vital work through various sponsorship opportunities, found here.

Please purchase tickets online.

For more information, please contact Angela Gaitaniella, corporate relations director, at 412-454-6405 or amgaitaniella@heinzhistorycenter.org.

For the safety of our honorees, staff, and guests, we ask that all attendees be fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC. We thank you in advance.

2022 History Maker Honorees

History Makers Award Dinner 2022 honorees
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY: The Broadhurst Family, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group; INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY: Luis von Ahn, CEO and Co-founder, Duolingo; LAW: Martha Richards Conley, Attorney at Law, Co-chair, Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty; LEADERSHIP: Rocky Bleier, President, Rocky Bleier, Inc., Former NFL Football Player, Wounded Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, Recipient; SPORTS: Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle, Olympian, Two-Time Silver Medalist, McLaughlin Hockey, USA Hockey