Blog: THE Point

Group of people with their backs to the camera, working together with post-it notes to organize thoughts and ideas at the p4 Pittsburgh conference. Working group at the p4 Pittsburgh Conference. Photo by Joshua Franzos
Grant Oliphant, April 5, 2019

Empathy's Power

One of the basic requirements of being truly human is to try to place ourselves in the shoes of others, especially those who are somehow different to us; who are marginalized by their religion, gender, or ethnicity; or who suffer through poverty, prejudice, or injustice.

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Empathy's Power

Empathy's Power

One of the basic requirements of being truly human is to try to place ourselves in the shoes of others, especially those who are somehow different to us; who are marginalized by their religion, gender, or ethnicity; or who suffer through poverty, prejudice, or injustice.

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Launch of Season 2 of “We Can Be” podcast

Launch of Season 2 of “We Can Be” podcast

The March 27, 2019 Season 2 launch of “We Can Be” podcast brings intimate, candid conversations - about the big issues of our day - with some of the most accomplished, caring and action-oriented individuals in the social change arena.

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Response to Michael Rosfeld trial verdict

Response to Michael Rosfeld trial verdict

Joint statement by Grant Oliphant, President, The Heinz Endowments and Maxwell King, President & CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation in response to Michael Rosfeld trial verdict.

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Creating a more just justice system

Creating a more just justice system

Carmen Anderson, Director of Equity and Social Justice at The Heinz Endowments, describes disturbing trends in our criminal justice system and a major initiative by the foundation to promote reform.

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 Choosing Moral and Courageous Leadership

Choosing Moral and Courageous Leadership

Carmen Anderson, The Heinz Endowments’ Director of Equity and Social Justice, gave the following remarks during the seminar “Nonprofits and the Call to Moral Leadership: Courage to Act” on Nov. 14. Ms. Anderson spoke before nearly 400 Endowments grantees who attended the event in Downtown Pittsburgh at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

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Strangers Together

Strangers Together

Grant Oliphant writes of the love, hope and strength of strangers coming together in the wake of the Tree of Life tragedy, and shares the advice his mother – who survived the Nazi occupation of her native Amsterdam – gave to help face what’s next.

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