Your gift to the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum provides support for teaching, research, and public outreach activities that positively impact professional and institutional ethics and accountability in public leadership.

With the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs as its home, the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum is unique in its ability to reach current and future nonprofit leaders and to prepare them with the professional knowledge and personal fortitude for a lifetime of ethical public service.

Your contribution helps us continue to:


  • Support student-leaders and professionals around the globe 

  • Provide free innovative and relevant leadership resources, advice and inspiration 

  • Publish the most contemporary writing on leadership and management 

  • Introduce cross sector partnerships that provide opportunities for learning and growth

How to Give

There are two ways to give:

  • Your gift of any size may be made online through our secure online giving form 
    Choose “GSPIA Annual Giving Fund” as your area of support, and designate that your gift is for the Hesselbein Forum in the additional gift instructions.

  • Or, by mailing your check, made payable to "University of Pittsburgh," with "Hesselbein Forum" in the memo section to:


Libby Hilf
Director of Alumni Relations & Development
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3408 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

  • When you make an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you will be recognized as a member of the Chancellor’s Circle and will be invited to the annual Chancellor’s Circle event.

  • By making a minimum contribution of $50,000 you can establish a named Endowed Fund for the Hesselbein Forum. Endowed Funds provide support in perpetuity and may include matching gifts from your employer or planned giving options.


  • By making a contribution through a bequest, annuity, trust, life insurance policy or other means, you will be inducted into the University of Pittsburgh’s 1787 Society. The Society recognizes alumni and friends who have made a commitment through a planned or deferred gift.

Your gift of any size makes a difference and is truly appreciated. 


"Frances inspires people from Fortune 500 CEOs to philanthropists, military general officers and young leaders, in every sector. She shows that one of the greatest sources of continuous self-renewal is leadership done in the spirit of service. Frances shines a light!"


- Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall

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