Pittsburgh Foundation http://wesa.fm en Heinz Endowments Names Grant Oliphant New President http://wesa.fm/post/heinz-endowments-names-grant-oliphant-new-president <p>The Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments has named Grant Oliphant as the charity's new president.</p><p>Oliphant previously spent more than 10 years with the Heinz Endowments in various senior management roles before spending the last six years as chief executive officer of another charity, the Pittsburgh Foundation.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:31:37 +0000 Deanna Garcia 27548 at http://wesa.fm Heinz Endowments Names Grant Oliphant New President Foundations Offer To 'Save August Wilson Center' http://wesa.fm/post/foundations-offer-save-august-wilson-center <p>The <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/fate-august-wilson-center-open-question">debt-ridden August Wilson Center</a> might have a buyer.</p><p>A group of local foundations, including the Pittsburgh Foundation, submitted a bid last week to acquire the downtown Pittsburgh African American cultural center which is delinquent on its $7 million mortgage.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:52:01 +0000 Kevin Gavin 27197 at http://wesa.fm First Phase of Hiring of New City Workforce Begins http://wesa.fm/post/first-phase-hiring-new-city-workforce-begins <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With the posting of more than two dozen job openings on <a href="http://talent-city.com/">Talent-City.org</a>, the first phase of the process of hiring new top-level Pittsburgh city workers was launched Tuesday. &nbsp;</p><p>Mayor-elect Bill Peduto is calling it a unique effort.</p><p>“This is something that is going to be transformative for Pittsburgh and where we are going for the next few years,” said Peduto. “This city is at a great transition, and we don’t even know yet where it is going to take us.”</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:28:55 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 20095 at http://wesa.fm First Phase of Hiring of New City Workforce Begins Pittsburgh Foundation Awards Grants to Spur Scientific Research http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-foundation-awards-grants-spur-scientific-research <p>Why can starfish regenerate when they lose arms and humans can’t?</p><p>The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded eight scientific research grants from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation to find answers to questions like these.</p><p>Almost $1.6 million will be split among research projects at five Pennsylvania schools: the University of Pittsburgh, Penn Sate, Carnegie Mellon, Drexel and Temple.</p><p>The grants are split between two categories: New Investigator and New Initiative.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:03:30 +0000 Jessica Nath 13747 at http://wesa.fm