History

The first 50 years - A detailed history charting the Pittsburgh Foundation's progress and development during its first 50 years

The following summarizes the Foundation's leadership since it was formed in 1945

1945:  The Pittsburgh Foundation was founded on a concept by Aims C. Coney.

1945 - 1969: Stanton Belfour guides The Foundation

1953: With The Foundation's support, Pittsburgh becomes home to the nation's first educational television station, WQED

1960: The Pittsburgh Foundation reaches 79 funds worth more than $10 million

1970: Rev. Dr. Alfred W. (Burr) Wishart appointed director, ushering in new era of growth and ideas.

1975: Assets grown to $25 million

1993: The Pittsburgh Foundation moves from its shared space with The Heinz Endowments to its own offices at One PPG Place

2001: Burr Wishart retires and Dr. William E. Trueheart is named President and CEO

2007: Dr. William Trueheart retires

2008: Grant Oliphant named President and CEO

2013: Foundation assets exceed $1 billion

2014: Maxwell King named President and CEO