The Pittsburgh Foundation

Kelly Uranker Director, Center for Philanthropy


As director of the Center for Philanthropy at The Pittsburgh Foundation, Kelly works closely with the Program and Development staff to develop and implement tailored educational programs for the Foundation’s donor community. She is certified as a Facilitator of Human-Centered Design through the LUMA Institute, which provides training in meeting facilitation to foster empathy, problem solving and innovation. She is a certified 21/64 philanthropic consultant. On staff at Foundation since 1998, Kelly has worked closely with donor families for nearly 20 years. Because she also oversees the planning and implementation of all online giving initiatives, including Day of Giving and the Critical Needs Alert, she understands deeply what motivates successful giving campaigns. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she majored in literature and political science. She lives with her husband, Bill, in the Point Breeze section of Pittsburgh.