“What rage for fame attends both great and small. Better be damned than mentioned not at all!” So noted John Wolcott in the mid 1800s, and not much has changed since.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Today’s society page is about merit, not money
Currents in the nation’s philanthropic world continue to take their lead from Western Pennsylvania patterns and people. In May, the Council on Foundations held its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, co-​hosted by the Heinz Endowments and the Pittsburgh Foundation. At the meeting, the Council chose Heinz’s Max King as its new chairman. The other…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading The observer: Fall ’06
The setting could hardly have been more festive: New York City at Christmas with its crowds, carols, shopping, bright lights and snow. No wonder then that Pennsylvania politicos and business seekers by the thousands tore themselves away for the 107th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Society. As they roamed through the Waldorf-​Astoria seeking…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading The observer: Winter ’06
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