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The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2017 – When Bill Copeland’s service in the 1980s and 1990s on the Foundation’s Board of directors, including extraordinary leadership as chair, was set to end in 1999, the first order of business of the Governance Committee was a unanimous vote to appoint him to the Executive Committee in emeritus status.
A Tribute by Burr Wishart: Anyone who has read the obituary notice for William J. Copeland will understand how difficult it is to summarize his seemingly endless contributions to our community throughout an amazing life. How could this Pittsburgher, who would have been certain to win any “Man of the Year” title, manage all the leadership roles he took on...
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2017 – The six-member board of the August Wilson Center has unanimously elected Pittsburgh developer and community leader Michael Polite as its new chair for this year.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2017 – An eight-month study by The Pittsburgh Foundation has found that youth involved with the Allegheny County juvenile justice system could play a much greater role in shaping prevention and diversion programs. The report also recommends addressing disproportionate system involvement by youth of color, particularly girls, and that youth have a seat the table with human services staffs, law-enforcement authorities and school officials.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2017 – On the Martin Luther King Day observance Jan. 16 at the August Wilson Center, I, along with leaders from every facet of community life joined Allegheny County’s chief executive and Pittsburgh’s mayor to reaffirm that our region – one famously built by immigrants – is committed to being open and inclusive, with no one excluded based solely on faith or country of origin.
Research abounds on the vast numbers of children and teens who land in the juvenile justice system. But for a new project on how to assist vulnerable youth who are caught up in crime, the Pittsburgh Foundation decided to go beyond statistics.