The Pittsburgh Foundation


New Philanthropic Leaders Fund Pitch Party

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Energy Innovation Center, Covestro Brightspace, 1435 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Mother and child.

Attend a pitch party to support organizations empowering single mothers

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Energy Innovation Center, Covestro Brightspace, 1435 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Register online

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, you have an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate three organizations selected to receive the New Philanthropic Leaders grants for innovative programming benefitting single women raising children. The New Philanthropic Leaders invite you to join them when staff from Jeremiah’s Place, PA Women Work, and Providence Connections share their stories of service. Then, you can pitch in by voting to determine which organization will receive the largest grant. Two nonprofits will be awarded $7,500. Your $20 vote will go directly to the organization you choose and determine which nonprofit will receive an $11,000 grant.

This pitch party is the culmination of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s inaugural New Philanthropic Leaders program, a group of professionals ages 22 to 45 who have spent the last year exploring crucial issues affecting our region. Learn more about the New Philanthropic Leaders

This event is open to the public and includes appetizers and two drink tickets:

  • $25 for admission + vote * 
  • $5 general admission (no voting rights - votes may be purchased at the event) **


  • The event is being held at The Energy Innovation Center, Covestro Brightspace, 1435 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
  • Childcare will be provided by Flexable. If you have any questions about Flexable’s childcare service, please email You may register for childcare on the registration form.
  • There is free parking in the EIC lot after 5:30 p.m., as well as free parking available along Bedford Avenue.

Thank you to the 2018 New Philanthropic Leaders cohort:

  • Mike Aroesty
  • Chris Ellis
  • Elly Fisher
  • Jessica Friedrichs
  • Kathryn Heffernan
  • Reed Natali
  • Michael Quatrini
  • Marie Stapinski
  • Emma Swift Lee
  • Shivani Trivedi
  • Bianca Zeiler

Register online


Contact Emmie Calland from the Foundation's Center for Philanthropy at


*100 percent of proceeds from votes will go directly to the selected organization. General admission covers the costs of the event.
** Please reach out to us if you would like to attend and the general admission cost may prevent you from doing so. We will accommodate.