Landmarks 2009 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
November 12, 2009
KDKA Radio and Television personality Larry Richert and more than 300 guests were on hand at the Sheraton at Station Square on November 11 to honor the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation as the region’s 2009 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization.
Landmarks President Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr. accepted the award, presented by the Western PA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as part of the National Philanthropy Day Celebration. In accepting the award, Arthur credited the dedication of Landmarks’ board, staff, volunteers, members and generous donors as the reason for our success.
Despite the fact that Landmarks is not a grant-making foundation, AFP singled out Landmarks for: “its unique record of civic responsibility, spinoff impact on other regional non-profit programs, proactive role in motivating others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement, and distinguishing itself by encouraging creative and innovative programs in the advancement of philanthropy in general.”