Pittsburgh Foundation

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"The first 50 years - A detailed history charting the Pittsburgh Foundation's progress and development during its first 50 years

"The following summarizes the Foundation's leadership since it was formed in 1945

"1945: The Pittsburgh Foundation was founded on a concept by Aims Conley, Sr.

"1945 - 1969: Stanton Belfour guides The Foundation

"1953: With The Foundation's support, Pittsburgh becomes home to the nation's first educational television station, WQED

"1960: The Pittsburgh Foundation reaches 79 funds woth more than $10 million

"1970: Rev. Dr. Alfred W. (Burr) Wishart appointed director, ushering in new era of growth and ideas.

"1975: Assets grown to $25 million

"1993: The Pittsburgh Foundation moves from its shared space with The Heinz Endowments to its own offices at One PPG Place

"2001: Burr Wishart retires and Dr. William E. Trueheart is named President and CEO

"2007: Dr. William Trueheart retires

"2008: Grant Oliphant named President and CEO" [1]


Accessed September 2010: [2]

Directors Emeriti


URL: http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org

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  1. History, Pittsburgh Foundation, accessed September 13, 2010.
  2. Board, Pittsburgh Foundation, accessed September 13, 2010.