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Pittsburgh-area organizations want people to 'Give Big'

A new local fundraising effort for Giving Tuesday is replacing the Pittsburgh Foundation's previous Day of Giving event.

Give Big Pittsburgh has hundreds of local nonprofit organizations participating through its platform and began at midnight Tuesday.

As of 2:30 p.m., more than $690,000 had been given by more than 3,200 donors to 449 organizations through the Give Big Pittsburgh website.

Pittsburgh Business Times

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Point Park's Conservatory brings performing arts classes to Pittsburgh Westinghouse students

Point Park University’s Conservatory of the Performing Arts and Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy, grades 6 through 12, are partnering during during the fall semester to offer interested students an opportunity to take voice, dance and drama classes. This, thanks to a grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation, which will be overseen by Point Park part-time faculty instructor Ernest Tolentino and the principal of Westinghouse, Bernard Taylor.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Why You Should Know: Debi Wheeler

It’s impossible to keep track of all of the charities this community volunteer has supported with her time, input and financial support over the years. Debi Wheeler created the Pete Wheeler “Pay it Forward” Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation and serves as its director. Her son died as the result of a traumatic brain injury at the age of 24. "If there is anything I can do to prevent that from happening, I’m going to do it,” she says. 

Pittsburgh Magazine

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Teacher seeks to help Perry grad with college financial problems

Jason Boll was never happier to help a student apply to college than he was to help Kevonna Stevens. She’d graduated at the top of her class at Perry High School in the spring, and she was applying to his alma mater, Temple University. Now, he's trying to help her stay there. Even with Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship money, the college student is struggling to cover all higher ed costs. 


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Pittsburgh woman, artist among the nation's most influential African Americans

The Root 100 is an annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. It’s a way of honoring the innovators, the leaders, the public figures and game changers whose work from the past year is breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation. Sarah Huny Young received a grant from Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh. Her multimedia project, American Woman, documents black women across the United States.

The Root

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Croup’s Corner – Volley for Vision reaches new heights

The Volley for Vision game started a decade ago after the team's head coachs's daughter was born prematurely and diagnosed with an eye disorder that causes blindness. Now, the team raises money for the Team Cassie Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation to spread awareness, acceptance and inclusion for individuals with disabilities.


The Globe