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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.


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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. 

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Walkabout: 'Out of Many: Stories of Migration' photo project is topical and timeless

Brian Cohen founded The Documentary Works in 2015 as a vehicle for photographers to collaborate on projects about social and environmental issues. The result has yielded exhibits depicting life above the Marcellus Shale, the effects of the region’s air quality, jazz musicians, and community leaders whose success has come from doing good. 

The Pittsburgh Foundation is among the funders of the project.

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Saccone introduces bill to stop some driver's license suspensions

State Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Elizabeth, introduced legislation Friday that would end driver’s license suspensions for people convicted of non-vehicle-related crimes. 

Saccone’s legislation received support from Steve Shelton of the Pittsburgh Trade Institute, retired state parole officer Joyce Douglass, Anna Hollis of Amachi Pittsburgh and Khalif Ali of The Pittsburgh Foundation.


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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.

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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.


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Top executives strengthen the region, contribute to its economic success

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is honored to partner with Smart Business to present the 2017 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards. It’s humbling to learn about this year’s Smart 50 honorees and what they are doing.

We’re a city of champions — still! Not only are we repeat champions on the ice, but we continue to win in boardrooms all over the region. Among the honorees is Foundation Board Member Morgan O'Brien. 

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