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June 2 Scholarship Celebration: A “Milestone Event”

On June 2, PHLF held a Landmarks Scholarship Celebration at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. Sylvia Dallas, a member of the Landmarks Scholarship Committee, commented that “everyone who attended was duly impressed with the wide range of ages that are touched by PHLF’s education programs.” Marco Cardamone, a member of PHLF’s Community Advisory Board, added that it was a “wonderful milestone event.”

PHLF members and friends enjoyed an opening song by third-grade students from Pittsburgh Dilworth, poetry readings by students from Pittsburgh Phillips and Obama, and a brief play by Point Park University students. Four 2014 Scholarship winners were introduced and were welcomed by 19 more scholarship recipients. Since 1999, PHLF has awarded college scholarships ($4,000 each) to 56 students who care deeply about the Pittsburgh region.

“After hearing the scholarship recipients speak,” said Beechwood teacher Marie Mrvos, “it was quite evident that a lot of thought goes into the scholarship selection process and that each recipient was well-deserving of the scholarship and put it to great use. The PHLF financial support given to past recipients helped to put each and every recipient on their road to success.”

Lead donors to the Landmarks Scholarship Celebration and Fund included the David and Janet Brashear Foundation, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Gailliot Family Foundation, Cohen & Grigsby, Merging Media, the Dollar Bank Foundation, and Snow Capital Management, L.P.

“We have raised more than $73,000 so far,” said PHLF Trustee and Scholarship Chairman David Brashear, “so we are well on our way to reaching our fundraising goal of $100,000. By augmenting the Scholarship Fund, we will be able to increase the amount of each scholarship award in 2015 from $4,000 to $6,000, payable over a four-year period for book and tuition expenses, and we will be able to award more scholarships.”

Please help us reach our fundraising goal for the Landmarks Scholarship Fund by clicking here to contribute; direct your gift to “Scholarship Programs.” Thank you.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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