The Pittsburgh Foundation

Bill and Connie Enos Enrichment Fund

Established: 4/22/2013

Bill and Connie Enos met in 1939 on Mother’s day, at a ballroom on the Venice Pier in Southern California. After a year and a half of picnics, parties, movies, dancing, and other outings, they were married on January 25, 1941 in Los Angeles. After renting and saving their money, they bought a vacant lot in Culver City and began building their home. There, they raised a daughter, Sharon, and her brother, Kelly, who was born 23 years later.

Bill loved working with wood and became a polished cabinet maker who often worked for national celebrities, including Ronald Reagan and Conrad Hilton. Connie became a school cafeteria worker so that she could spend time with Sharon when she wasn’t in school. When Sharon entered junior high school, Connie took a position at the Automobile Club of California and worked there for over 30 years. In her free time she enjoyed knitting and baking.

When Bill and Connie were not working, they donated their time to several charitable causes including Meals on Wheels to seniors, making toys for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and helping out friends and neighbors. After Bill passed away in 2002, Connie moved to Pittsburgh, PA where she lived in assisted living not far from her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Bob Sclabassi. After Connie passed away in February of 2013 the family chose to honor their memory by establishing the Bill and Connie Enos Enrichment Fund.

The fund supports African American individuals and families living in underserved communities needing support in after-school programming and blind and vision rehabilitation services, which was an impairment that Connie struggled with toward the end of her life.

Type of Fund

  • Advised