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Mac Miller fund launching, LA concert to kick it off

“Mac Miller was among the brightest young talents to emerge from our city," Maxwell King, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, said in a prepared statement. "His vitality and creativity live on through this fund at the foundation. We plan to work closely with his family to support programs that help young people find their voice and their truth through the arts.”

Pittsburgh Business Times

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Denzel Washington returns to the Hill District to bestow $5 million on August Wilson House

“I love August Wilson. He touches my soul in a way that no one else ever has,” the actor said. “This is just like coming home to me. I feel so comfortable here and its like seeing old friends and reconnecting from when we were filming here. And so I thank you in advance for keeping him alive.” Paul Ellis, Wilson's nephew, pitched the August Wilson House as a performance space in 2006 meeting with the Pittsburgh Foundation. Ellis was awarded a $35,000 feasibility study from the Pittsburgh Foundation.
 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Pennsylvania’s retro policy on driver’s license suspensions

Suspending licenses for minor offenses hurts the most vulnerable among us and is bad for the state and for business

A guest editorial written by Maxwell King. president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation and Matt Smith, president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Mac Miller benefit concert set for Halloween

Mac Miller’s family on Tuesday announced a benefit concert for the late rapper set for Halloween in Los Angeles with performers ranging from Chance the Rapper to John Mayer. The concert launches the the Mac Miller Circles Fund (MMCF) to provide programming, resources, and opportunities to youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building.

Pittsburgh TribLive

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Physicist theorizes that dark matter is a superfluid

A hypothesis by Justin Khoury, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, stands to shake up how scientists consider dark matter. The work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Université de Strasbourg, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation of the Pittsburgh Foundation.

Penn Today

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New fund to honor crusading journalists

The Sally Kalson Courage in Journalism Award was announced Wednesday during a presentation about her life and career at the Heinz History Center. Ed Feinstein, the late Post-Gazette writer’s husband, announced that a $3,000 award would be made in an annual cycle to a deserving journalist in Western Pennsylvania. The fund will be seeded by grants of $12,500 each from the Pittsburgh Foundation -- where it will be housed -- and the Heinz Endowments.

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