Saleem Ghubril http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh Promise Receives Largest-Ever Individual Gift http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-promise-receives-largest-ever-individual-gift <p>The Pittsburgh Promise has announced it has received its largest-ever individual gift.</p><p>Marty and Ann McGuinn have pledged $1 million to the scholarship fund.</p><p>“This money will support hundreds of kids in their pursuit for higher education after high school,” said Promise Executive Director Saleem Ghubril, “and will ensure the majority of them will be able to graduate from college or whatever post-secondary education they pursue, without debt.”</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:57:27 +0000 Deanna Garcia 21738 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Promise Shows Growth; Area Foundation Doubles Contribution http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-promise-shows-growth-area-foundation-doubles-contribution <p>Since the inception of the Pittsburgh Promise, 4,101 students have received college scholarships, and that number will go up to more than 4,600 when scholarships for the class of 2013 are factored in.</p><p>With 707 recipients graduated from college, program leaders say the Pittsburgh Promise is having a positive impact on students and the district. The 2013 Report to the Community shows some areas of change, including two demographic shifts.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:40:05 +0000 Deanna Garcia 17076 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Promise Shows Growth; Area Foundation Doubles Contribution With New Money, Pittsburgh Promise Shortens Fundraising Timeline http://wesa.fm/post/new-money-pittsburgh-promise-shortens-fundraising-timeline <p>Happily announcing a trio of major gifts from locally-based corporations, Pittsburgh Promise Executive Director Saleem Ghubril said Monday that the city's scholarship fund now expects to raise $90 million more by 2015, three years earlier than expected.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:39:34 +0000 Noah Brode 8260 at http://wesa.fm With New Money, Pittsburgh Promise Shortens Fundraising Timeline