Among the many friends and alumni who are coming together today to support Pitt’s first ever Day of Giving, is Ligia Weigand, who has made a $1 million gift to the University from the Joseph and Ligia Wiegand Family Foundation.

In addition to a $500,000 endowment for the Joseph P. Wiegand Family Scholarship in the University Honors College, the gift will be used to establish a $500,000 endowment for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) in honor of Ligia’s husband, the late Joseph P. Wiegand (ENGR ’48), who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

The annual income from the ADRC endowment will support groundbreaking research initiatives that seek to advance treatment and ultimately discover a cure for this debilitating disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans.

As we join together on the Pitt Day of Giving to celebrate the University’s founding, and the past accomplishments and bright futures of Pitt students, faculty, and staff, consider making a gift to the ADRC. Your generous contribution will help eradicate Alzheimer’s disease.

Don’t miss your opportunity to make a gift today that will transform the University of Pittsburgh, and the world, tomorrow.