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New social justice fund to combat racial, economic inequity

A new fund to boost support for social justice activists and advocates working in Pittsburgh has been launched at The Pittsburgh Foundation and has made eight grants, totaling $158,000 to local organizations. The goal of the Social Justice Fund is to reduce barriers to funding, increase engagement and influence of community members and challenge systems that perpetuate racial and economic inequity.

Pittsburgh Business Times

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Author of Mister Rogers book to speak at Heinz History Center

The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will welcome author and Pittsburgh Foundation CEO Maxwell King to its neighborhood for the book launch of “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Works of Fred Rogers” (Adams Press), the first full-length biography of Mister Rogers at 7 p.m. Sept. 4.


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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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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.”