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‘Where are these folks supposed to go?’ Hazelwood renewal comes with fears of displacement

Maxwell King, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation, led the Heinz Endowments from 1999 to 2008, a period that included the purchase of Hazelwood Green. He said the revitalization effort in East Liberty serves as an important example as the specter of development hovers over Hazelwood. “Gentrification was beyond what the architects of the ELDI [East Liberty Development Inc.] had expected. The strategies weren’t a match for the market forces,” Mr. King said.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Strickland's vision: Manchester Bidwell is built to last, and grow

Bill Strickland has served as an ambassador for the city, for the underprivileged, for higher education, for the arts and for workforce development. His resume is impressive. More important to him, though, are the thousands of Pittsburghers who bettered their resumes through his programs. Bill Strickland is a Pittsburgh Foundation Board member.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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As protests take place over Antwon Rose’s death, First Amendment conference explores freedom to question

Freedom of speech is too often misunderstood or undervalued, and so is freedom of the press, said The Pittsburgh Foundation’s President and CEO Maxwell King, as he opened the First Amendment for the Twenty-First Century conference yesterday. “Freedom of speech,” he said, “isn’t something that takes place in some ether over the nation. It takes place in communities. City by city, town by town.”

NEXTPittsburgh

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Chronicle: Project Hunger

Project Hunger is a station-wide initiative to bring awareness to food insecurity issues in the greater Pittsburgh area. The hour-long program focuses on what food insecurity really looks like and the army of volunteers and advocates who strive to connect wholesome food with those who need it.

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Search starting for Pittsburgh Foundation's next CEO

The community foundation’s board chair, Edith Shapira, on Thursday said that Boston-based Isaacson, Miller has been retained to manage the search, which is expected to be an eight- to nine-month process. Shapira and Walter Smith, who heads the board’s governance committee, are co-chairing the search committee.

Pittsburgh Business Times

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You may not recall Neighbor-Aid, but foundations teamed up to help families in trouble

Neighbor-Aid came together in early 2009, shortly after a federal report spelled out just how devastating the nationwide recession was and after it became evident that the community’s need for services would overwhelm the budgets of local nonprofits. “I think we didn’t believe this could happen to us as a nation,” said Jeanne Pearlman, senior vice president for Program and Policy at the Pittsburgh Foundation, who was the foundation’s education grants officer in 2008.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette