The Pittsburgh Foundation

Jonathan Brelsford, CFA Senior Vice President of Finance and Investments


Jonathan is responsible for the financial stewardship of donated assets, as well as the Foundation’s accounting and investments. He works hand-in-hand with the Foundation’s president and CEO, its investment consultants and its Board of Directors. Before joining the Foundation, Jonathan worked with Mellon Global Securities Lending, specializing in European financial institutions and asset-backed commercial paper conduits.  He has nearly 20 years of experience in the finance industry. He served as a mortgage underwriter for NVR Mortgage and in commercial and retail banking for Century National Bank.  Jonathan also worked in the technology sector, including a period as director of professional services for Personity, a Pittsburgh-based startup. Jonathan currently serves on the Finance Committee of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania. He previously served for the Technology Affinity Group of the Council on Foundations, and on the boards of Steeltown Entertainment Project and Nucleus. He earned a B.S. in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University and is a chartered financial analyst. From age 14 to 16, Jonathan lived in England, which resulted in his ongoing obsession with Monty Python, movie quotes and understatement. He and his wife, Dionne, have four children and numerous pets, including five chickens.