Although this campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to support the Susan M. Hicks Memorial Fund, you may always do so here.

The Susan M. Hicks Memorial Fund

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
211 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 31, at 11:00 PM EST
Project Owners

С наступающим Новым Годом !

December 31, 2015


Дорогие друзья!  Dear Friends!

Желаем Вас и Ваши семьи счастия, здоровья и покоя .   We wish you and your families happiness, health and peace.

С наступающим Новым Годом !  Happy New Year!

Dawn, Katie, and Brian!


December 30, 2015

Dear Friends,

Wonderful news!!!  We have only $150 to go to reach our bold goal of $20,000 in online donations to the Susan M. Hicks Memorial Fund by December 31, 2015.

Please consider making a small donation today!

Warmest New Years Wishes,




10 days to Engage!

December 21, 2015

The Susan M. Hicks Memorial Fund at the University of Pittsburgh is set to make a remarkable impact for generations to come. But we still need help reaching our online goal of $20,000 by Dec. 31! We are nearly 90% of the way there, just 10 days from our deadline. Every gift makes an impact and is so appreciated!  

Thanks Pitt News! We're now above $15,000!

December 08, 2015

Thank you, The Pitt News, for your spotlight on the Susan M. Hicks Memorial Fund and for helping us keep the momentum going! The amazing success of the fund to date "speaks volumes of the work Susan was doing and the tremendous respect friends and colleagues have for her work."  

Annual Day of Giving Challenge!

December 01, 2015

You are a wonderful group of 132 people who have generously donated to this fund.  May I ask you to help us yet again? 

Please share your favorite Susan story with a friend, family member, or colleague.  If each of us can locate just one person to join this campaign and contribute $25 to $50 we will make quick progress toward our $20,000 goal. 

With gratitude,



A Special Announcement!

November 20, 2015

When Susan got comfortable running 6 miles, she raised her goal to 8.  When 8 became manageable, she went for 10, and then she ran the half-marathon at a personal best speed.  We’re humbled and thrilled to see everyone’s generous contributions…in just a few days we hit our $10,000 target.  Now, we need to do what Susan would have done: boldly increase our goal and strive for more!  We’ve doubled our goal to $20,000 by December 31, 2015.

Please continue to support this effort!  Spread the word to friends or colleagues we haven’t yet reached, and to any and all who have benefited from study abroad programs and want to help others explore the world!


Choose a giving level


Beets and Black Bread

A weekly visit to the local food markets to try out burgeoning language skills and regional cuisine!


Research Supplies

A local mobile phone plan, public transportation passes, meetings at a coffee shop, gifts for hosts, a sweater to wear in the archives...these are the practical things required to meet, talk, and engage with local resources.


Weekend Adventure

All work and no play? No way! This extra pocket money for a train ticket to a nearby town and room in the student hostel ensures more discovery, more friends, and more adventure!


Have passport! Will travel!

A donation at this level will allow a student to cover all fees for her first passport and necessary visas.


Take Flight!

There are only so many ways to get across the Atlantic and the better part of a continent!

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