On July 1, Macon Paine Finley will become head of the Ellis School. She comes to Pittsburgh from St. Louis, where she has been assistant head of school at the John Burroughs School since 2012. Her appointment comes on the heels of celebrating The Ellis School’s 100th anniversary. Before joining Burroughs in 2000,…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
In May of 2013, Renny Clark and I arrived at the Hillman residence at 11 a.m. Our mission was to propose the creation of a forum for student civic engagement at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics and hopefully the seed of an endowment to support the forum’s work.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The five scariest words Henry Hillman ever heard, and the creation of a living legacy at Pitt for Elsie Hillman
On June 1, Andrew McElwaine becomes the senior program director for sustainability and environment at The Heinz Endowments, where he will be responsible for environment grantmaking and building the foundation’s sustainability– related work. McElwaine returns to Pittsburgh from Washington, D.C., where he was president and CEO of American Farmland Trust. McElwaine previously served…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
When Rachel Rosenberg arrived at the University of Pittsburgh from California as a freshman, she was immediately drawn to the cultural classrooms lining the Cathedral of Learning’s first and third floors: their alluring aesthetics, stunning architecture and meticulous attention to detail. “There’s nothing like this anywhere else,” she said. “They really set the…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Pitt’s Nationality Rooms offer unique instruction to students and visitors
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