The Pittsburgh Foundation

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News Release

May 7 Critical Needs campaign backed by record incentives

PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2019 – With at least one-third of the regional population living at or on the verge of poverty and struggling to meet basic needs, The Pittsburgh Foundation is organizing a Critical Needs Alert online fundraising event this year with its largest-ever incentive pool of $788,000 to help bolster giving from the public.

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Statement on public health response to coke works fire

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24, 2019 – The following statement is issued by Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King in support of Allegheny County Health Department staff’s increased monitoring and enforcement action against air polluters in the region: