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Audio: Donate To Those In Need During #OneDay - Director of Philanthropy at the Pittsburgh Foundation, Kelly Uranker

Director of Philanthropy at the Pittsburgh Foundation, Kelly Uranker joined Larry Richert and John Shumway to discuss OneDay, an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Foundation that accepts donations to help individuals in need all day long. This year's critical needs are child care, food and nutrition, housing, physical/mental health, and transportation.

KDKA Radio

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Video: Critical Needs Alert on PTL

Phil Koch, executive director of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, and Mary Bode, co-owner of Knead Community Cafe in New Kensington, appeared on Pittsburgh Today Live, to discuss the mission of the cafe and today's Critical Needs Alert.

KDKA-TV

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Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts gives all of Pittsburgh’s kids a chance to make music

The Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts, which Myers-Toward runs with her husband, Ralph Myers, sells, rents and repairs instruments. But it also hosts performances and offers a variety of programs from group painting classes to private harp lessons that are free or low-cost through the nonprofit WPCA Academy. Through a $1,500 grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation, the founding couple was able to purchase music stands, sheet music and folders for these budding Beethovens.

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Artist Aneka Ingold recipient of Bennett Prize

Aneka Ingold, a painter whose work explores women’s experiences across time, culture and history, has been named the winner of the first Bennett Prize, the largest ever awarded solely to women painters. Ingold received her undergraduate degree in painting from Grand Valley State University, and her master of fine arts degree in drawing from Kendall College. Art collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Dr.

Holland (Michigan) Sentinel

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Bennett Prize Announcement – I’m going!

John Dalton reports: "Just a quick little announcement to let you know I will be at the award ceremony for the announcement of the winner of the Bennett Prize in Muskegon on May 2nd. So if you were thinking of coming along to support the ten finalists and the ten honorable mentions and to support the whole initiative in general, well now you have another reason. I’ll be there."

Gently Does It, a podcast by John Dalton

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Pittsburgh Gives #ONEDAY Event

Video: Our foundation's Executive Vice President Yvonne Maher and Chief Advancement Officer of Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank Traci Weatherford-Brown discuss our May 7 Critical Needs Event on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live.

KDKA-TV

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Why do women give back more than men?

Kelly Uranker, director of the Center for Philanthropy at the Pittsburgh Foundation, also sees these statistics proven true in her foundation’s vol­unteer pool, particularly regarding the working woman. Statistics show 27.2% of employed people volunteer versus 23.3% of unemployed. “We see women taking significant roles in our programs,” Uranker says. “The women who are participating are primarily full-time working women, mothers or not, who come into this with a lifetime of working and prior volunteering experiences.” 

Pennsylvania Business Central

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Mayor working on nonprofit fund, but deal still out of reach for now

The Pittsburgh Foundation believes the plan is a “very important initiative in terms of where resources will be going and for what over the next decade,” according to spokesman Doug Root. Foundation president Maxwell King has been meeting with the mayor’s administration on OnePGH, but Mr. Root directed detailed questions back to the mayor’s office until the plan’s public launch.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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“Lives are on the line.” All-In anniversary event examines racial equity in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s community and political leaders were gathered in East Liberty to celebrate the second anniversary of the All-In Pittsburgh Equitable Development Collaborative, a coalition of community organizations dedicated to racial and economic justice. As dozens of activists and members of the media crowded into the lobby of the historic theater, they heard from speakers including the artist Jasiri X of 1Hood Media, Neighborhood Allies President Presley Gillespie, Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King, Pittsburgh City Council member Ricky Burgess and Mayor Bill Peduto.

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