New media campaign shows depth and value of our Post-9/11 veterans
The Heinz Endowments has launched a new digital media campaign that aims to help bridge the military-civilian gap of the United States’ 2.6 million Post-9/11 veterans, including approximately 50,000 who have settled in the Pittsburgh region. The month-long campaign features new content at RethinkVets.org, including personal stories and a series of short videos designed for social media sharing that address with candor the misperceptions that veterans face as they reintegrate into civilian life.
Read the full announcement about the new RethinkVets digital media campaign.
Tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue: Statement from The Heinz Endowments
The Heinz Endowments grieves with our community over the hateful attack on innocent worshippers at Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday. We condemn as strongly as humanly possible this unconscionable act of violence and the hatred that drove it. We stand firmly with our Pittsburgh community in the knowledge that our differences make us stronger, that we are one people in one community, and that we must all work together to create a more just and equitable future for us all regardless of our religion, race, heritage, ethnicity, gender, or any other category of difference.
We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured and to our Jewish neighbors and friends, and our immense gratitude to the law enforcement officers who risked their lives to save others, to the first responders and medical personnel who acted so swiftly, and to our civic leaders for their moral clarity and strong leadership in responding to this tragedy. We have made our support known directly to the agencies involved in the immediate response.
Those interested in also expressing support might consider giving to the Our Victims of Terror Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Know we will get through this and emerge a stronger Pittsburgh.
Read "We Are the Cure" blog by the Endowments President, Grant Oliphant
1st Amendment conference videos now available
In June, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and the Philadelphia-based Media Impact Funders co-sponsored “The First Amendment for the 21st Century: Current Threats and Community Responses.” The conference brought in speakers from around the country to discuss the critical importance of the fundamental liberties of freedom of religion, expression, the press, public assembly and government petition, which are facing unprecedented threats from rising incivility and intolerance. These rights are essential to what unites us as Americans, no matter our backgrounds or political ideologies.
Watch the videos