Chris DeCardy, President of The Heinz Endowments Image courtesy David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Mother and father holding a newborn baby Image courtesy of Child Trends
Group photo of Pittsburgh's Cultural Treasures Brian Cook/Golden Sky Media

Chris DeCardy Named President of The Heinz Endowments

Chris DeCardy was today named the new President of The Heinz Endowments. Mr. DeCardy, a former senior executive with major U.S. foundations, currently is a consultant serving foundations and nonprofit organizations and will move to Pittsburgh from Menlo Park, California where he lives with his family.

Read the press release here

Prenatal-to-age-three Child Trends report reveals strengths and challenges

The Endowments has partnered with Child Trends, a national research organization focused on child and family well-being, in the creation of Prenatal-to-Three resources and tools. With an aim of contributing to a PN-3 system in Allegheny County that equitably supports all families with children from pregnancy to age three, the revealing report was informed by over 30 stakeholders in the family and child care fields. 

Read the PN3 Playbook report here.

Introducing the Treasures

Stories about the 16 Black-led cultural organizations that are the first cohort in the Pittsburgh’s Cultural Treasures Initiative are scheduled to be posted on this site twice weekly as a continuation of the program’s goal to celebrate the contributions these groups have made to Western Pennsylvania. The articles in the series reflect the importance of recognizing the organizations’ work and that of others like them.

Find the stories here

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