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Pittsburgh Promise touts its 10,000th scholarship

Just over 10,000 local high school graduates have received the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship, a milestone that the organization touts as a sign of success in keeping young people in the region. The scholarship fund picks up the tuition, fees, and room and board bills, up to $5,000 per year after all other scholarships and grants have been exhausted, for eligible Pittsburgh Public Schools graduates who attend college or trade school in Pennsylvania. 

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Classic Rock Band Styx Encourages Donations to Pittsburgh Foundation

STYX have been linked with the Steelers for a number of years. With the song ‘Renegade’ an adopted team song, the band have also played the National Anthem at numerous match days over the years. The band filmed a new socially distanced video for the track ‘Too Much Time On My Hands’, which you can see below, and they are asking fans for donations to the Pittsburgh Foundation Emergency Action Fund.

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Community Foundation of Westmoreland County director moving to Pittsburgh Foundation

Officials at the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County are launching a search for a new executive director, following the announcement Tuesday that Phil Koch is moving into a new post at The Pittsburgh Foundation. Koch will maintain his post with the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, where he served for five years, while officials seek a successor. Koch will transition into the role of vice president for Policy and Community Impact at The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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Local artist is a finalist for the $50,000 Bennett Prize

Su Su, a Pittsburgh artist who grew up in China, is among 10 women nominated for The Bennett Prize. Inaugurated in 2018, the $50,000 biannual award is the largest art prize offered solely to women figurative realist painters. The 10 finalists were selected from 674 entries.

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2020 40 Under 40 Honoree: Jamillia Kamara

As a program officer for education at The Pittsburgh Foundation, Jamillia Kamara focuses on funding the out-of-school programs and providers that have always been crucial in filling the gaps for working parents. 

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Rev. Grayson carries on his late son’s charity dreams

As the Rev. Glenn Grayson looks back at the decadelong “journey without Jeron,” he recalls some of the final words of his son. Jeron X. Grayson had just survived a serious auto accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in October 2010 on a weekend trip home to Pittsburgh from college. "He came home and said, ‘I'm gonna take CARES global and to another level,’” said Rev. Grayson, founder of the social service organization Center that CARES. “I couldn't understand what that meant. Thirty-six hours later, he was gone. I can't believe 10 years have come and gone.” Rev.

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Pittsburgh Foundation established racial justice fund

As one of the city’s major philanthropies, the Pittsburgh Foundation has established a reputation for providing support to people of color. But recent events, including the deaths of Black people at the hands of police and protests against institutional racism, have led the foundation’s leaders to reassess the depth of that commitment. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Foundation announced the establishment of a $1.5 million Grantmaking for Racial Justice Fund. The thrust of the idea is to quickly provide grants to organizations that are led by and serve people of color.

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Beaver County artists featured in virtual gallery

Three Beaver County artists will be featured in a virtual event Sept. 29 hosted by New Sun Rising and RiverWise and supported by The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Emergency Action Fund that asked artists to create visual art reflecting the effect of COVID-19 on their community. Erin Ninehouser, a photographer from Ambridge; Marlon Gist, a fine artist from Aliquippa; and Katie Stone, a ceramics sculptor from Ambridge were among six selected to participate in Exploring COVID-19 Impacts Through Visual Art, which provided each with $2,500 to create their visual art.

Beaver County Times

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Pittsburgh Foundation launches $1.5 million fund for racial justice

In the wake of global unrest around racial bias and disparities, the Pittsburgh Foundation has rolled out a new fund totaling $1.5 million to support groups and initiatives working toward racial and socioeconomic equity in Allegheny County. The Grantmaking for Racial Justice Fund will distribute grants of up to $100,000 to nonprofits that engage in programs that benefit low-income residents or programs that will spur change to eliminate systemic racism.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette