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Crowdfunding event for critical needs services to benefit Tree of Life victims

The Pittsburgh Foundation has launched an online giving event to benefit eight organizations that are helping victims of the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill. The crowdfunding appeal, #LoveIsStronger, runs through Sunday and can be accessed at the website, www.pittsburghgives.org. The foundation will match donations dollar for dollar up to $150,000.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Op-ed: You must help protect our freedoms: All Americans must defend the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment or we will lose our freedom

Our university-foundation partnership continues to grow. Going forward we’re committed to reaching a larger audience in order to illuminate the inestimable value of First Amendment freedoms. Here’s what we plan to do. (Co-authored by Foundation President Max King and Duquesne University President Ken Gormley.)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Opinion: Joseph Sabino Mistick: Speaking freely

At a recent conference on the First Amendment, co-sponsored by Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Foundation, national figures from politics, the media and academia engaged in civil discussions about the incivility of our political culture.

Pittsburgh TribLive

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Free speech debated as Duquesne University hosts conference on First Amendment

Experts gathered in Pittsburgh on Sunday and Monday to discuss the past, present and future of the First Amendment and issues surrounding the basic freedoms it enshrines. Hosted by Duquesne University, the Pittsburgh Foundation and Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, the two-day conference touched on the role of the internet, artistic expression and free speech on college campuses.

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Pittsburgh Foundation to match Tree of Life donations

The Pittsburgh Foundation's Critical Needs program has committed to match donations made to eight designated organizations supporting the victims of the Tree of Life shooting. The Critical Needs program, which raises money through crowdfunding, has raised almost $4 million over the past five years, is now offering support to Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh Business Times

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Pittsburgh Attack Bringing Charities Together

Organizations of all kinds have issued statements since the shooting expressing their solidarity for HIAS and Jewish communities. “Hate-fueled violence has once again been let loose on an American community — our community — and we are all devastated at the loss of life and physical injuries,” Pittsburgh Foundation Board Chair Dr. Edie Shapira and President Maxwell King said in a statement.

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Duquesne hosts the first National Conference on the First Amendment

Gen. Michael Hayden, a Duquesne alum and the former director of both the CIA and NSA, was one of many distinguished speakers who took part in the first National Conference on the First Amendment hosted on Duquesne’s campus on Oct. 21 and 22. The two-day conference, held by the Pittsburgh Foundation and Duquesne, featured some of the leading voices in the nation on the issue of free speech.

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