Honoring the Life of Drue Heinz
"It is with great sadness that The Heinz Endowments announces the passing of our emeritus board member Drue Heinz. Drue served the Endowments before my time began here, so in some ways I feel unqualified to speak about her legacy. But she deserves for the President of this institution, which she served well, to acknowledge with deep gratitude her proud and fierce devotion to literature, poetry, art, artists and beauty. At a time when the arts became slowly more embattled in our culture, she held fast to the firm conviction that art makes us supremely human. Human creativity could have had no more stalwart champion. We are grateful for her years of service on our board, and for the ideas she shared. They live with us still." -- Grant Oliphant, President, The Heinz Endowments
Greater Pittsburgh Small Arts Pilot Capitalization Program
Does true artistic freedom blossom best within a strict and carefully considered framework? With an aim of financial stability and resiliency, foundations including Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, The Benter Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Henry L. Hillman Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation have committed a total $2.1 million toward the three-year Greater Pittsburgh Small Arts Pilot Capitalization Program. The arts groups selected for the innovative program are Attack Theatre, Bricolage Production Company, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Glass Center and Touchstone Center for Crafts.
"We Can Be"
Give your life a healthy dose of inspiration by listening or subscribing to The Heinz Endowments’ new weekly podcast “We Can Be.” Hosted by Endowments’ President Grant Oliphant, the podcast brings listeners thoughtful and informed discussions on local, national and global challenges, and showcases the work of nonprofits and regional institutions. The 20-episode season features leaders as they share the often moving, sometimes funny and always inspiring accounts of how they came to believe that together we can be a healthier, smarter, and more creative and just community.