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MusiCares Honors Macklemore At The 2019 Concert for Recovery

Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow announced the Mac Miller Legacy Fund. Housed within the Pittsburgh Community Foundation who made a donation on behalf of the Miller family, the fund will open its application process to prospects who meet general MusiCares eligibility. The Mac Miller Legacy Fund will be an option on the dropdown menu of the MusiCares website's donation page starting Friday, May 17.

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Mac Miller Fund announces its first grantees

The first grantees of the The Mac Miller Fund are the Pittsburgh-based Hope Academy of Music and the Arts and Musicares, a charity of the Recording Academy. The mission of the fund — originally called the Circles Fund and administered by the Pittsburgh Foundation — is to continue the rapper’s vision of providing opportunities to underserved youth to explore the arts and to have a positive impact on communities across the country.

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Bill would shorten eviction process in Pennsylvania

“Last year, 14,181 eviction court actions were filed by landlords, the highest in a decade. Tenants prevailed in less than 2% of them. Clearly, landlords are not hampered under the current law,” Maxwell King, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation said in a statement, referring eviction actions filed in Allegheny County. “Shortening the eviction timeline will only worsen the housing crisis and increase social service costs borne by taxpayers.

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MMA hosts Bennett Prize for women artists

Retired attorney Stephen Bennett and his life partner, educator Dr. Elaine M. Schmidt recognized that the status of women in the art world was degraded, but also that the critical view of figurative painting is also often negative. They decided they wanted to do something to counteract these trends, and sought out the Pittsburgh Foundation on the advice of their financial advisor. There they were fortunate to run into Maxwell King, the foundation’s CEO and a former editor of the award-winning Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Online giving event generates $1.67 million for region's needy

Critical Needs Alert generated $1.67 million to help fund basic needs such as food, housing and child care in the Pittsburgh region. Total donations to the #ONEDAY Critical Needs Alert included about $865,000 from the public and $800,000 from an incentive pool established by The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.

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Mac Miller Fund announces recipients of its initial grants

“His music was a part of their environment,” Linda Addlespurger, director of Hope Academy of Music and the Arts, said at a Friday news conference. “His death impacted them significantly. Many of them aspired to be like Miller.” Miller, a star rapper and songwriter who grew up as Malcolm J. McCormick in Point Breeze, died in September. He continues to impact students at Hope Academy, an after-school arts education outreach program. His family chose two nonprofits dedicated to music and the arts to receive grants from The Mac Miller Fund.

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What separates Pittonkatonk from all the Honks

On Saturday, the Pittonkatonk Mayday Brass BBQ & Potluck takes over the Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion in Schenley Park in its sixth year there with What Cheer? Brigade back again for a daylong festival with diverse yet like-minded groups from all over the world. The event is free, thanks to support from The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Opportunity Fund, The Grable Foundation, and Remake Learning.

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