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10/12/2017
By Grant Oliphant

Helping Puerto Rico is not political - it's human decency

Endowments’ President Grant Oliphant answers the question of whether our grant to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico was a political statement.

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10/1/2017
By Nick Grimes

NFL Protest: Veterans Leader Viewpoint

Is the NFL protest disrespectful to veterans? Here in this guest blog local veterans leader Nick Grimes, Post-9/11 Program Director of the Veterans Breakfast Club, offers his thoughtful perspective.

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9/7/2017
By Grant Oliphant

DACA: Protect Our Dreamers

Endowments’ President Grant Oliphant speaks out about the recent decision by the Administration to end DACA.

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8/14/2017
By Grant Oliphant

Charlottesville

Endowments’ President Grant Oliphant speaks to the violence this past weekend in Charlottesville. Hatred and violence are dangerous, but indifference can be even worse. Charlottesville was a call to us to denounce this ugliness, to not feed it with our indifference, and to send it back into the shameful dark where it belongs.

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6/1/2017
By Grant Oliphant

Rethink Vets

Veterans should be treated as community assets when they return to civilian life. Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant explains how a new public service campaign encourages employers and the public to offer veterans opportunities rather than lip service.

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5/17/2017
By Rev. Tim Smith

Finding Purpose Through Broken Pieces

In this moving tribute to Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood, Rev. Tim Smith describes the hope and resiliency of residents who have experienced pain and loss but are determined to pursue wholeness and justice in their community.

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4/5/2017
By Grant Oliphant

Effective philanthropy: Steadfast in our true values in troubling times

Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments, delivers a call for excellence in his address at the opening of the annual conference of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) in Boston. Grant is Board Chair of the CEP.

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3/1/2017
By Grant Oliphant

Crossing the Abyss

The abyss that now separates us from each other and even from our own understanding of ourselves has grown wide enough to swallow our decency and civility whole.  Normal persuasion can't bridge that.  But the arts can find a crossing, and so can good, solid reporting.

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2/2/2017
By Grant Oliphant

We must remain an inclusive and welcoming city for all

H.J. Heinz, who founded the company that bore his name and created the wealth that in later generations endowed this foundation, was the child of immigrants, as were so many who started businesses in our community and so many who came here looking for work and for opportunities of their own.

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1/10/2017
By Grant Oliphant

Silence

Silence:

"I have felt overwhelmed by a landscape transformed by a maelstrom of fake news, misinformation, trolling, vilification and distraction..."

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