The Pittsburgh Foundation


Party with a purpose: Join us for the New Philanthropic Leaders Pitch-In Party!

Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:00 pm

Party with a purpose: Join us for the New Philanthropic Leaders Pitch-In Party!

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, from 7 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual

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On Dec. 9, join us in celebrating three local nonprofit organizations receiving New Philanthropic Leaders grants for their high-impact education programs for young people. Each of these organizations provides meaningful out-of-school time support while also addressing systemic racial injustice facing youth.  

Join the New Philanthropic Leaders when staff from 1Nation MentoringAlliance for Refugee Support and Education (ARYSE) and Bible Center Church share their stories of service. Your ticket includes a $20 “vote” that you will donate to the participating organization of your choice. Grants from the New Philanthropic Leaders and The Pittsburgh Foundation, totaling more than $40,000, will be added to funds crowdsourced at the party. All of this will be divided among these three exceptional nonprofits at the end of the night.  

The pitch party is the culmination of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s third New Philanthropic Leaders program, a group of young and mid-career professionals who have spent the last year exploring crucial issues affecting our region. 

This event is open to the public:  

  • $20 admission (includes a vote*) 

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After completing your ticket transaction, an email with a Zoom link to the virtual party will be sent. (If you don't receive it in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder too.)

Thank you to the 2021 New Philanthropic Leaders cohort: 

  • Sarah Cullen 
  • Elizabeth Fu 
  • Ranbir Gill  
  • Aaron Mahone 
  • Matthew Marks 
  • Melina Mermigas 
  • Austin Price 
  • David Riehl 
  • Madeline Rigatti 
  • Ryan Rydzewski 
  • Karen Sadaka 
  • Jeremy Suschak 
  • Shaun Wickett 


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

*100% of proceeds from votes will go directly to the selected organization. Please reach out to us if you would like to attend but are unable to make  the $20 donation. We will accommodate you.