Aaron Thomas was 14 when a Pittsburgh police drug task force raided the Garfield home where he lived with his parents, whose lives were ruled by an addiction to cocaine and heroin. That led to his first encounter with the juvenile justice system. But the time he would spend in and out of…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Juvenile offenders often experience harsh, sometimes horrific childhoods
It had stormed the night before, hard enough to postpone the Pirates game and scrub the air, leaving it sharp and glittering for the early morning joggers along the North Shore Trail. The bridges overhead buzzed with the aggregate sound of thousands of people going to work. Halfway between PNC Park and Heinz…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The Pittsburgh Foundation Launches “100 Percent Pittsburgh” to build a region that includes everyone
John Kane was the quintessential Pittsburgh working man: tough, hard-​working, unpretentious, and yet extraordinarily creative. He emigrated from Scotland in 1879, worked for Frick’s coke works, Carnegie’s steel mill and the Pennsylvania Railroad where he became a painter of boxcars for the railroad. Later, emerging as a true artist, he created some of…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The Pittsburgh Foundation Seeks to Broaden Regional Prosperity
I am Maxwell Evarts Perkins King, named after Maxwell Evarts Perkins, my grandfather, who was the editor at Scribner’s for Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among other authors. Even though my mother always told me, “Go to law school, Max” (many of her family members were lawyers), all she ever…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Maxwell King
  • Sidebar Sub Title Philanthropy Executive
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    • The Pittsburgh Foundation, President & CEO (2014-​present)
    • Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, Saint Vincent College, Senior Fellow (2010-​present)
    • The Heinz Endowments, President (19992008)
    • Journalist (197298)
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