A legacy of philanthropy: How foundation support benefits Pittsburgh, today and tomorrow
From neighborhood improvement initiatives to parks and recreation to social causes, the tradition of philanthropy in Pittsburgh has fueled the city’s recent economic and cultural renaissance.
This article is a great inspiration. It’s important to note that it’s not only the Carnegies and Heinzes of the city who have made a difference through purposeful philanthropy. It’s also the individuals who donate through direct fundraising, donor advised funds and other organized efforts.
The common characteristic among all these philanthropists, regardless of “capacity” is that they all are giving on purpose, with purpose. They know where they want to focus their energy and their money. They know who they are, why they’re here, and where they’re going in terms of the impact that they want to have on Pittsburgh and the world.
How can you become a philanthropist in your community? How can you inspire others around you to engage? I would be interested in learning more about your experiences and approach.