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November 2022

Urban League of Pittsburgh distributes Thanksgiving provisions to 900 local households

2022-11-21T09:21:53-05:00November 21st, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: November 18, 2022 Pittsburgh City Paper The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is working to ensure more than 900 households can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season, after a two-year program hiatus. Provisions in the form of food and a $15 Giant Eagle gift certificate will be given away on Nov. 19 [...]

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh helps those in need get a Thanksgiving dinner

2022-11-21T09:17:01-05:00November 21st, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: November 20, 2022 Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh helps those in need get a Thanksgiving dinner - CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com) PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With Thanksgiving just days away, The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh wants to make sure that no family goes without a warm dinner. On Saturday, the group held its annual [...]

People on the Move

2022-11-08T09:32:27-05:00November 8th, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: 11/7/2022 People on the Move Banking Northwest Bank promoted Jim Colestro to executive vice president, retail lending and business banking. Health Allegheny Health Network appointed Girish “Bobby” Kapur, MD, MPH, as chair of its Emergency Medicine Institute. Law Frank, Gale, Bails, & Pocrass, P.C. said Kylee M. Clark joined as associate attorney. Nonprofit The Urban League of Greater [...]

Urban League becomes latest Pittsburgh nonprofit to be chosen for grant from MacKenzie Scott

2022-11-01T12:49:00-04:00November 1st, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: November 1, 2022 Pittsburgh Post Gazette The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh on Monday reached another historic milestone in its 104-year history. The nonprofit civil rights organization announced it has received its largest single contribution in 104 years of operation — a $6 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Leaders of the local [...]

October 2022

Urban League Reaps $6 Million Gift From Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

2022-10-31T11:30:11-04:00October 31st, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: October 31, 2022 Pittsburgh Magazine It’s one of 25 Urban League affiliates around the country to receive similar donations from the billionaire benefactor.   October has been a good month for the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. The League announced Oct. 31 that it received $6 million from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott — [...]

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gifts $6M to Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

2022-10-31T11:10:46-04:00October 31st, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: October 31, 2022 Pittsburgh Business Times The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has received a $6 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. It’s the largest single contribution in the organization’s history. “We’re honored and grateful that Ms. Scott and her team have recognized the Urban League’s value and impact to the community,” President [...]

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh receives largest-ever donation from Bezos’ ex-wife

2022-10-31T11:09:12-04:00October 31st, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: October 31, 2022 WPXI PITTSBURGH — Philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott donated $6 million to the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the largest single contribution in the Pittsburgh affiliate’s 104-year history. “We’re honored and grateful that Ms. Scott and her team have recognized the Urban League’s value and impact to the community,” President [...]

Leadership does not have to be lonely

2022-10-27T10:25:28-04:00October 27th, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: October 26, 2022 Smart Business Times People often say, “Leadership is a lonely place.” I certainly understand why many believe that. As a leader, you must make tough decisions to implement your vision. Resistance can be demoralizing and frustrating, especially when you see clearly how you can move from where you are to [...]

The Heinz Endowments grants $1M to Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

2022-10-26T09:16:00-04:00October 26th, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: 10/25/2022 Pittsburgh Business Times The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has received a $1 million gift from the Heinz Endowments. The grant will go towards the Urban League’s One Pittsburgh Now initiative, which aims to connect unemployed and underemployed working-age African-American individuals in Pittsburgh with employment. Specifically, the grant will focus on challenges faced [...]

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has named Andrea Clark Smith as new board chair and appointed three new directors.

2022-10-26T09:13:56-04:00October 25th, 2022|Making News|

Originally published: October 11, 2022 Pittsburgh City Paper   Former board chair Alan Trivilino passed the role onto Smith on July 1, which marked the Urban League’s 105th year of service. Smith is a senior legal official at regional healthcare giant UPMC. Smith has led diversity and inclusion efforts at UPMC and American Airlines and [...]

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