The Pittsburgh Foundation

Nicole Henninger Program Officer, Arts and Culture


In the Program and Policy department, for more than a decade, Nicole has supported the arts and culture portfolio, focusing on resources, connections and elevation for individual artists and small and mid-sized arts organizations. She played an instrumental part in designing and implementing the Exposure Artists Program and Exposure Artists Fellowship Program, which aim to amplify the work of artists and collectives in our region. Nicole has supported other special initiatives in the arts, including the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh program and the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards. Her contributions are also visible across diverse aspects of the Foundation’s work, including in programs for scientific research and initiatives on behalf of the Center for Philanthropy. She brings a background in project management and communications at Pittsburgh-area nonprofits, such as Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center and Venture Outdoors. She has also taught English as a second language to adult and youth learners in the city and abroad through the department of education in Busan, South Korea. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Point Park University. Nicole has called Pittsburgh her home for nearly 20 years and is an avid outdoorsperson and arts enthusiast.