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Blast Furnace

$12,808
128%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
76 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 09, at 11:59 PM EDT
Project Owners

Rex

Ashbrook

$25

May 09, 2016

Raymond

Yourd

$25

May 09, 2016

Mike Yeomans

In Honor of Our amazing students

$50

May 06, 2016

William McGahey

In Memory of Drs. Mickle and Levitan

Undisclosed Amount

May 06, 2016

Graham

Park

$100

May 05, 2016

William McGahey

In Memory of Jack McGahey and Bud Weber

Undisclosed Amount

May 04, 2016

Robert

Delach

$100

May 04, 2016

Nicki Zevola

Benvenuti

$100

May 04, 2016

Elliott Levenson

In Memory of Beverly L. Darwin, Ph.D.

$25

May 04, 2016

Carla

Crawford

$25

May 04, 2016

Bob

Stein

$50

May 04, 2016

Brian Stengel

In Memory of Daniel Peterson

$10

May 04, 2016

Timothy

Sell

Undisclosed Amount

May 04, 2016

Robert

Racunas

$50

May 03, 2016

Steven

Baumgarten

$50

May 01, 2016

dominic

cutuli

$100

Apr 29, 2016

Joyce Kedzuf

Mostinckx

$50

Apr 28, 2016

Corey

Grone

$50

Apr 27, 2016

Anonymous

$50

Apr 26, 2016

Anonymous

$10

Apr 26, 2016

Anonymous

$50

Apr 26, 2016

Gabriela Isturiz

In Honor of Bellefield Systems LLC

$250

Apr 10, 2016

Vincent Leusner

In Honor of Keiretsu Forum - matching gi

$900

Apr 09, 2016

Andy & Laurie Kuzneski III

In Memory of Andy Jr & Joe Kuzneski

$500

Apr 09, 2016

Nahom

Beyene

$50

Apr 09, 2016

Joel Reed

In Honor of Institute's great staff!

$100

Apr 08, 2016

Mark Adkins

In Honor of PDMA Pittburgh

$100

Apr 07, 2016

Jerry

Lucarelli

$25

Apr 07, 2016

Michael

Woycheck

Undisclosed Amount

Apr 06, 2016

Anonymous

$50

Apr 05, 2016

Michael

Wholihan

$50

Apr 05, 2016

Beth

Slagle

$250

Apr 05, 2016

Junfeng Mei

In Memory of Dr Marlin H. Mickle

$1,000

Apr 04, 2016

Dennis Wist

In Honor of George Wist

$100

Apr 04, 2016

WILLIAM

SLIVKA

$50

Apr 04, 2016

Jake

Witherell

$50

Apr 04, 2016

Pete

DeComo

$50

Apr 04, 2016

Babs

Carryer

$25

Apr 04, 2016

Amy

Phillips

$50

Apr 04, 2016

Sam Dickerson

In Memory of Steven P. Levitan

Undisclosed Amount

Apr 04, 2016

Anonymous

$25

Apr 03, 2016

Anonymous

$25

Apr 03, 2016

John

Jacobs

$100

Apr 02, 2016

Albert

Ciuksza

$100

Apr 01, 2016

Richard

Ekstrom

$25

Apr 01, 2016

Barbara Thomas

In Memory of Robert and Mildred Thomas

$100

Mar 31, 2016

David and Marilyn

Burke

$50

Mar 31, 2016

JASON

WILBURN

Undisclosed Amount

Mar 31, 2016

Craig

Markovitz

$100

Mar 31, 2016

Anonymous

$25

Mar 30, 2016

Mel Pirchesky

In Memory of Don Jones

$50

Mar 30, 2016

Team Draper Triangle Ventures

In Memory of Donald H. Jones

$500

Mar 30, 2016

David

Smith

$100

Mar 30, 2016

Andrew

Rabin

$500

Mar 30, 2016

Matthew

Fleckenstein

$2,200

Mar 30, 2016

Kenny

Chen

$50

Mar 30, 2016

Anonymous

$100

Mar 30, 2016

Kathy

Serenko

$25

Mar 30, 2016

Meghan

Skiff

Undisclosed Amount

Mar 30, 2016

Frank

Demmler

$25

Mar 30, 2016

Philip Marzolf

In Memory of Gennaro Caporale

$313

Mar 29, 2016

Henry Wilde, Jr.

In Memory of Henry Wilde Sr.

$100

Mar 28, 2016

Malcolm

Handelsman

$100

Mar 28, 2016

William

Valenta

$100

Mar 28, 2016

healthStratica

CEO

$100

Mar 28, 2016

Vincent Leusner

In Honor of Keiretsu Forum Pitt Grad's

$100

Mar 25, 2016

Catherine

Mott

$25

Mar 24, 2016

Bud

Kahn

$100

Mar 24, 2016

LOUIS

MILLER

$50

Mar 23, 2016

Evan

Facher

$100

Mar 23, 2016

Mel Pirchesky

In Memory of Don Jones

$50

Mar 23, 2016

James

Pingor

$100

Mar 23, 2016

Don

Taylor

$500

Mar 23, 2016

Marc

Malandro

$100

Mar 23, 2016

Anonymous

In Memory of Frank Breaden Bolton

$500

Mar 23, 2016

Greg Coticchia

In Memory of Caroline Coticchia

$100

Mar 23, 2016
Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Coke Level

In Pittsburgh’s steel making heyday, coal heated to superhot temperatures inside beehive ovens produced coke, which created the intense heat inside the blast furnace necessary for the raw iron, limestone and other ingredients to react and remove impurities and create a stronger metal. When the heat is turned up by student entrepreneurs strengthening their business ideas inside the Pitt Blast Furnace, another kind of Coke is needed. Your donation at this level helps us provide food and drinks during Blast Furnace classes and guest lectures.

$50

Ingot Level

When a steel mill’s blast furnace is tapped, the result is a steel ingot that is then rolled, milled or cut into a finished product. At the Pitt Blast Furnace, student entrepreneurs learn that their initial idea must undergo continual refinement before it can be a viable business. Your donation at this level will help fund materials for Blast Furnace coursework where students learn and apply the fundamentals of starting a business.

$100

Braddock Level

Braddock is home to one of the last remaining steel mills in the Pittsburgh region. It’s named after a colonial-era British general who was killed at the hands of French and Indian fighters in the Battle of the Monongahela. His aide, a 23-year-old Virginian named George Washington, had two horses shot from beneath him that day. How different would our history be had one of those lead balls took him out instead? Your donation at this level will help us host receptions and events across Pitt’s campus and develop promotional materials to help recruit students into the Blast Furnace who have ideas that can help change the course of history and help places like Braddock get back on its feet.

$500

Homestead Works Level

Once the crown jewel of the U.S. Steel Corp, steel from Homestead Works is in the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower and countless other skyscrapers, bridges and ships around the world. Today, it’s the site of the Waterfront shopping center. Your donation at this level can help us shop for much-needed supplies – white boards, printers, monitors and other technology upgrades to the Blast Furnace space inside Webster Hall.

$1,000

Henry Clay Frick Level

We were going to call this the Andrew Carnegie Level, but the university next door has dibs, so we chose Carnegie’s former business partner turned competitor and rags-to-riches entrepreneur in his own right, Henry Clay Frick. After Frick’s falling out with Carnegie, he built the Frick Building in Downtown Pittsburgh right next to Carnegie Steel’s office and intentionally made it taller so Carnegie’s office would be in its shadow. At the Blast Furnace, our student entrepreneurs support each other, but also have a fierce competitive drive. Your donation at this level will help our student startup teams to participate in business plan competitions outside the region.

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