The Pittsburgh Foundation

Erin Wagner Center for Philanthropy Associate


Since 2015, Erin plays an instrumental role in developing and implementing special programmatic initiatives within the Center for Philanthropy, including customized philanthropic engagement opportunities for foundation donors and their families. She works closely with the director of the Center for Philanthropy to develop research documents, proposals and presentations for donors, program officers and potential partners. She also manages the outreach and general administration of grant applications and selection committees for special funding initiatives of the Center for Philanthropy and individual donor-advised funds. Prior to this she was a philanthropic communications intern with the Foundation, where she coordinated communications with more than 900 nonprofits participating in the Day of Giving. She also served as a research policy and advocacy intern with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in music and government from The College of William and Mary and her master of arts management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. She also has a graduate degree in innovation and organization of culture and the arts from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Erin lives in Lawrenceville. When she’s not organizing Center for Philanthropy events, she mentors with Amachi Pittsburgh and practices Italian.