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Corporate Gifts Fund PHLF’s “Building Pride/Building Character” Program

Several thousand school students, teachers, and PHLF thank the following corporations for donating to PHLF in 2018 and 2019 through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program:

  • The Buncher Company
  • Dollar Bank
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania
  • Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company
  • Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.
  • Huntington Bank
  • Maher Duessel CPA
  • PNC Bank
  • UPMC

“These generous contributions will help fund the participation of 12 Pittsburgh Public Schools in a variety of enrichment programs this January through June,” said Karen Cahall, PHLF’s education coordinator. “Our programs––including poetry and art workshops, in-school presentations, and field trips––help students connect classroom learning to the built environment and build hometown pride in the process.”

“Funds from the McSwigan Family Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and from the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation also help underwrite program expenses,” added Louise Sturgess, PHLF’s Executive Director. “We have partnered with the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 13 years through the state’s EITC program and always welcome the opportunity to work with the students and teachers.”

The January 25th field trip to Carnegie Mellon University helped students deepen their understanding of community history and allowed them to make goals for their future, according to one teacher. Several students added the following comments:

  • “I liked looking at all of the sculptures! I really loved writing poems and drawing with charcoal.”
  • “What I liked doing was really everything. I really liked the tour and the poetry and art.”
  • “The most exciting part I liked doing was walking around campus and seeing all the cool and unique (different) sculptures and buildings. Also seeing how many people come here and how many people have been here. Today, I learned a ton of history facts at CMU. I would totally recommend coming here in the future.”
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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