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Transforming the lives of children. V I TA L I Z I N G T H E P I T T S B U R G H R E G I O N .

THE PITTSBURGH PROMISE ANNUAL REPORT 2013


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Pittsburgh was built by people who dared to dream big dreams and who were willing to work extremely hard to reach them. They believed that if Pittsburgh prospered, they too would prosper. The city’s destiny, they supposed, was intricately tied to theirs. Together they weathered storms, fought wars, battled pollution, mediated strife, reversed unemployment, and defeated other setbacks. Pittsburgh’s future is still full of promise. And we continue to dream big dreams for our region, our city, our neighborhoods, our schools, our families, and our children. This is the heartbeat of The Pittsburgh Promise. And, in order to ensure that the region’s heart keeps a strong and healthy beat for generations to come, we made these promises: 1. We will send all eligible urban youth to college or trade school with a scholarship 2. We will promote the reform of urban schools so that young people are prepared for successful and meaningful lives 3. We will invest in our region’s workforce by preparing the next generation of workers

4. We will raise $250 million in order to get this work done

We launched The Pittsburgh Promise in 2008 and suggested that its fulfillment would require a minimum of ten years. In the ensuing pages we report on our progress, describe our early successes and challenges, and outline our future plans. We know that transformative change does not happen quickly, nor without a broad commitment and effort by countless many. The Promise’s early successes are due to the remarkable leadership of our Board of Directors, the determined vision of our region’s business leaders, the stupefying generosity of our community, the coalescing power of our partners, and the grit and thoughtfulness of our staff. We offer our profound thanks to all of you, and delight in knowing that you stand with us for the duration of this bold endeavor. After all, transforming the lives of children and vitalizing the Pittsburgh region continues with you.

Franco Harris Chairman of The Board

Saleem Ghubril Executive Director


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The Pittsburgh Promise’s Board of Directors, Honorary Campaign Chairs, and staff are comprised of individuals who are committed to the prosperity of our region, the renewal of our city, the transformation of our urban schools, and the well-being of our children and families. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Franco Harris, Chairman NFL Hall of Fame Owner, Super Bakery, Inc.

Grant Oliphant President and CEO The Pittsburgh Foundation

Candi Castleberry-Singleton Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, UPMC

Luke Ravenstahl Mayor City of Pittsburgh

Debra Kline Demchak Community Leader

Cindy Shapira Senior Policy Advisor Allegheny County Executive

Robert Hanson President and CEO American Eagle Outfitters Linda Lane, EdD Superintendent Pittsburgh Public Schools Mark Laskow Managing Director Greycourt & Co. Anne Lewis Chair Oxford Development Company Pamela Little-Poole Family and Community Organizer, A+ Schools David Malone President and CEO Gateway Financial Group Martin McGuinn Chairman and CEO (Retired) Mellon Financial Services

David Shapira Executive Chairman, Board of Directors, Giant Eagle, Inc. Edith Shapira, MD Psychiatrist Private Practice Kiya Tomlin Parent Volunteer Pittsburgh Public Schools

HONORARY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRS Heather Bresch Mylan Bill Demchak PNC Kim Fleming Hefren Tillotson Chuck Hammel Pitt Ohio Robert Hanson American Eagle Outfitters Franco Harris NFL/Super Bakery Henry Hillman Hillman Company Laura Shapira Karet Giant Eagle Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins Anne Lewis Oxford Development Jerry MacCleary Bayer Material Science David Malone Gateway Financial Kent McElhattan Industrial Scientific

Olga Welch, EdD Dean, School of Education Duquesne University

Robert Nutting Pittsburgh Pirates

Demetri Zervoudis Senior Vice President Bayer Material Science

Art Rooney Pittsburgh Steelers

Saleem Ghubril Executive Director The Pittsburgh Promise

Robert Paul Ampco Pittsburgh Jeffrey Romoff UPMC Scott Roy Range Resources Vince Sands BNY Mellon Susan Baker Shipley Huntington Bank Spencer Todd Thermo Fisher Scientific William Winkenwerder, Jr. Highmark

STAFF Lauren Bachorski Special Projects Coordinator

Marsha Kolbe Development Manager

Phil Mollenkof Communications Coordinator

Afiya Bey Internship Coordinator

Steve Kroser Data and Technology Coordinator

Julia Shepard Events and Campaigns Coordinator

Shawn Butler Director of Programs

Gerry LaVan Director of Development

Gene Walker Program Manager

Saleem Ghubril Executive Director

Katina Lee Development Assistant

Amirah Hunt Outreach Coordinator

Betsy Magley Major Gifts Manager

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Our First Promise ::

WE WILL SEND ALL ELIGIBLE URBAN YOUTH TO COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL WITH A SCHOLARSHIP.


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Making higher education a reality for more urban youth is undoubtedly the biggest, most visible, and most expensive aspect of the work of The Pittsburgh Promise. It is also the one that is likely to have the greatest long-term impact on the life prospects of individuals, the aspirations of young people, the expectations that adults have of them, and the preparedness and diversity of our region’s workforce. As of the fall of 2013, The Pittsburgh Promise provided nearly $40 million in scholarships to more than 4,600 graduates from the classes of 2008 through 2013. Females represent 58% of Promise scholars and African American scholars represent 42%.

Promise Scholarships Granted (Classes of 2008 through 2013): By Gender and Ethnicity African American Females

15%

African American Males Caucasian Females Caucasian Males Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander & Multi-ethnic Females Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander & Multi-ethnic Males

We offer a grace period to students who graduate with a GPA of 2.00 to 2.49. We call it “The Promise Extension,” which provides a scholarship to students to attend the Community College of Allegheny County for one year, and if they prove that they are serious about their education they can then take their scholarship elsewhere, if they wish, in the second year. The Pittsburgh Promise is need-blind. However, we require that all of our scholars complete the FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Our data shows that 81% of Promise Scholars also receive need-based aid. As college costs increase, and public support for higher education along with financial aid resources decrease, the impact of a scholarship from The Pittsburgh Promise is that much more significant.

23% 3% 2%

We grant scholarships to every student who meets the following criteria: 1. Residency: Lived in the City of Pittsburgh for at least the four years of high school 2. Enrollment: Attended Pittsburgh Public Schools for at least the four years of high school 3. GPA: Graduated with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 4. Attendance: Maintained a minimum cumulative high school attendance rate of 90%


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The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure of the family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. The family’s taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) are all considered in the formula. Also considered are the family size and the number of family members who will attend college or career school during the year. The information a student reports on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to calculate the EFC. Schools use the EFC to determine the federal student aid eligibility and financial aid award. EFC is not the amount of money the family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal aid the student will receive. It is a number used by schools to calculate the amount of federal aid students are eligible to receive.

17% Socio-Economic Status of Promise Scholars: By Expected Family Contribution (as determined by the FAFSA Application)

25% $5,000 - 13,000 EFC in Their First Promise Year (Other Aid-Eligible) $1 - $4,999 EFC in Their First Promise Year (Pell-Eligible) $0 EFC in Their First Promise Year (Pell-Eligible)

39%

Demographics of Promise Scholar Cohorts Over Time

64%

45%

44% 39% 2008

2009

% of Scholars Receiving Pell Grants % of Scholars who are African American

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2011

2012

The proportion of Promise Scholars receiving Pell Grants has increased by 20 percentage points and the proportion of African-American Scholars has increased by 6 percentage points since the inception of The Promise.


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The Promise continues to serve students across a range of high school grade point average. Although the official GPA eligibility is 2.5, students in the early cohorts, and those in The Promise Extension have GPAs below this threshold.

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HS GPA Distribution of 2008-2012 Scholars

GPA<2.50 (2008, 2009 or Promise Extension)

16%

GPA 2.51-3.00

GPA 3.01-3.5

GPA 3.51+

HS GPA

AfricanAmerican

Caucasian

Asian/Pacific Islander

Hispanic

Multiracial

American Indian

Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Total

Less Than 2.5

236

189

67

2.50 - 2.99

452

270

263

282

3.00 - 3.49

318

130

424

322

3.50 +

103 38 412 263 22 8 8 2 18 6 880

Total

96

5

2

4

9

7

3

5

4

7

26

19

1

1,332

6

12

9

3

30

19

1,273

1,109 627 1,166 963 31 30 23 16 83 51

This table allows for a closer look at the GPA of our 2008 through 2012 scholars across gender, race, and ethnicity.

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Although Promise Scholars attend more than 100 different institutions across Pennsylvania, the list below reflects the schools that have at least 0.5% of The Promise cohort.

Higher Education Institution

Number of Enrolled Scholars ‘08-’12•

Percent of Scholars ‘08-’12 Initially

Community College of Allegheny County

1075

26.2%

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) - Oakland

306

7.5%

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) - University Park

206

5.0%

Slippery Rock University

188

4.6%

Point Park University

177

4.3%

Robert Morris University

164

4.0%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

136

3.3%

Carlow University

132

3.2%

Clarion University

126

3.1%

California University

107

2.6%

Duquesne University

107

2.6%

Edinboro University

92

2.2%

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) - McKeesport

88

2.1%

Temple University

85

2.1%

Chatham University

79

1.9%

La Roche University

65

1.6%

Bradford School

63

1.5%

Pitt - Greensburg

63

1.5%

Kaplan Career Institute

59

1.4%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

54

1.3%

Carnegie Mellon University

44

1.1%

Pittsburgh Technical Institute

41

1.0%

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) - Erie

39

1.0%

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) - Johnstown

37

0.9%

Allegheny College

30

0.7%

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) - Beaver

28

0.7%

Sanford-Brown Institute

25

0.6%

Seton Hill University

25

0.6%

Rosedale Technical Institute

23

0.6%

Drexel University

21

0.5%

Empire Education Group

20

0.5%

Everest Institute

20

0.5%

Cheyney University

19

0.5%

ITT Technical Institute

19

0.5%

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) - New Kensington

19

0.5%

Thiel College

19

0.5%

* Classes of 2008 - 2012. Based on most recent enrollment.

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According to analysis conducted by the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh, Promise Scholars are retaining at rates that meet or exceed ACT national rates for every institution type. In order to ensure an accurate comparison, the graph below only includes students who returned in the second year to the same institution they were attending in the first year. No transfers are included in the retention comparison below.

Promise Scholar Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rates Compared to ACT National Rates (by Institution Types) 86% 81%

80%

79% 77% 74%

72%

72%

71%

70%

73% 69%

67%

67% 63% 57%

Overall

PhD Private

PhD Public

MA Private

MA Public

BA/BS Private

(Institution types describe whether the school is private or public, and the highest degree offered there)

BA/BS Public

2-year Private

56% 55%

2-year Public

Promise Co-hort Retention (08, 09, 10, 11) ACT 09-12 Retention Average

Promise Scholar Persistance (From Fall Year 1 to Fall Year 2 at ANY Institution)

When we examine retention rates for ALL students, including those who transfer to another institution in the second year, we see slightly higher rates.

Initial Institution

Persistence Rate

4-year Private 4-year Public 2-year Private 2-year Public

80% 81% 65% 61%


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was the first in my family to go to college, and the biggest obstacle for me was money. The Pittsburgh Promise removed the financial barriers and made it possible for me to set a new example for my family.â&#x20AC;?

Julia Promise Scholar Carnegie Mellon University


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â&#x20AC;&#x153; The Pittsburgh Promise kept me hopeful about college and made it a reality. It gave me a line of sight to my future.â&#x20AC;?

Teireik Promise Scholar Penn State University

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Our Second Promise ::

WE WILL PROMOTE THE REFORM OF URBAN SCHOOLS SO THAT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE PREPARED FOR SUCCESSFUL AND MEANINGFUL LIVES


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2 The Pittsburgh Promise will continue to promote higher achievement from our students, higher effectiveness from our teachers, higher standards from the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, higher expectations from our administrators, and higher vision and effective collaboration among our school board members. It is no secret that urban education in every city in the United States continues to face enormous challenges, and Pittsburgh is no exception. For the last seven years, the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) district has been in the throes of significant reform. They have sought excellence in governance and leadership, teaching and curriculum, and buildings and budgets, with the sole objective of improving the life prospects of all kids. The work has resulted in varying degrees of success. The Pittsburgh Promise is the organizing principle around which the reform work of Pittsburgh Public Schools is built. The school district describes its

continuum of education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade as “The Pathway to The Promise.” Special attention is paid to key transitions. Appropriate interventions are applied to ensure that students do not fall through the proverbial cracks. These include community wide initiatives such as “Be a Middle School Mentor”, and district strategies such as the Promise-Readiness Corps (PRC). The last few years also included closing more than 30 school buildings that were either under capacity or under-performing, or both. Counter-intuitively, these same years also included opening a few specialized new schools.


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While we are pleased that high school completion rates are inching up, the progress is far too slow. Complicating our ability to report on this subject is the recent statewide change in how graduation rates are calculated. We believe that the change is for the better and will result in more accurate information, but in the meantime, the new formula is applied only to the years 2010 and 2011, and does not yet provide useful comparisons. Furthermore, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is unable to provide graduation rates using the new formula for the years prior to the inception of The Promise.

Pittsburgh Public Schools

8,396

City Charter School

Urban Pathways Charter School Career Connections Charter School

519

100

228

Some students who are not eligible for a Promise scholarship are still pursuing higher education without a Promise scholarship. They may be ineligible because of their GPA or attendance, or because they were not city residents or PPS students for at least the four years of high school.

We are, however, able to report on the “PromiseReadiness” of our public and charter schools students. In so doing, we can gauge the educational impact schools are having on students, and monitor their trends in readiness.

6,242

74%

3,733

44%

368

71%

260

50%

88 104

88%

50

39%

46%

58

25%

Also, some students who are eligible for a Promise scholarship are not using it. Possible reasons are: •Choosing to go to school outside of Pennsylvania (The Promise only pays for institutions in Pennsylvania) •Deferring their enrollment until a later date (The Promise gives students 5 years to use their scholarship) •Enlisting in the military (The Promise assures eligible military personnel of a scholarship after discharge) •Choosing not to pursue higher education

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We applaud the leadership of Pittsburgh Public Schools for establishing the following appropriate goal: “80% of All Students Will Successfully Get To and Through Post-Secondary Education.”

% of Graduates Eligible

Graduates

% of Graduates Eligible

Graduates

% of Graduates Eligible

Reaching this goal within certain schools will require significant effort and transformation, while in others only minor adjustments. The table below provides the percentage of each graduating class from each of the PPS high schools that was “Promise Eligible.” This indicator, among others, depicts how effectively each school is preparing its students for higher education, and creating a college-going culture.

Graduates

Graduates

% of Graduates Eligible

Graduates

% of Graduates Eligible

Graduates

The table on the previous page provides one indicator for how PPS is doing with the “80% To and Through” goal. It appears that three quarters of the students in the senior class have consistently graduated as “Promise Eligible.” Charter schools, serving a much smaller group of students, have averaged “Promise Eligible” rates ranging between 46% and 88%.

The PPS goal is that “80% of all students will get to and through higher education.” In addition to the approximately 25% of graduates who are not “Promise Eligible” is another group of students who begin but do not finish their high school education. The “to and through” goal must also include this significant segment of our students who are currently not even making it to the 12th grade.

% of Graduates Eligible

In other words, this ambitious goal aims not only to increase high school graduation rates, but also the attainment of a post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification to the unprecedentedly high level of 80%. When successful, this goal will place PPS among the most elite of all K-12 systems in the United States.

Allderdice 333 84% 338 80% 350 81% 296 85% 323 86% 1640 83% Brashear 251 79% 241 80% 240 73% 224 72% 265 83% 1221 77% CAPA 132 100% 138 98% 114 99% 131 100% 129 100% 644 99% Carrick 202 79% 162 78% 181 77% 164 71% 177 72% 886 76% Langley 2 125 79% 105 54% 97 58% 124 56% 94 66% 545 63% Obama 1 103 83% 103 83% Oliver 2 149 56% 92 73% 99 67% 91 66% 87 60% 518 64% 2 Peabody 114 48% 93 58% 110 57% 96 63% 414 56% Perry 196 79% 182 76% 189 79% 136 81% 143 80% 846 79% Schenley 2 228 77% 217 77% 225 72% 184 90% 854 79% University Prep1 135 51% 135 51% Westinghouse 72 47% 74 58% 79 52% 82 57% 88 48% 395 52%

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2009

2010

2011

2012

Total

1 - Schools that opened after the inception of The Promise 2 - Schools that were open when The Promise began and are closed today 3 - The difference between the number of gradutes here and the previous table is due to the students with exceptionalities who graduated from specialized schools.

The leadership of The Pittsburgh Promise is keenly interested in this particular measure, and will monitor progress, call for accountability, and be available to the district to devise strategies and mobilize the community toward this end.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pittsburgh Promise opened doors for me. I feel proud to call myself a Promise Scholar and now a young professional in Pittsburgh.â&#x20AC;?

Briana Promise Scholar Robert Morris University Graduate PNC Business Systems Analyst


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“As our family grows we are making important choices about our future and our children’s educations. The Pittsburgh Promise was a deciding factor in us buying our first home and planting our roots in Pittsburgh.”

Curtis, Gwendolyn & Kahlo New Pittsburgh Homeowners

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Our Third Promise ::

WE WILL INVEST IN OUR REGION’S WORKFORCE BY PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORKERS.


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As the Pittsburgh region’s population grew older in recent decades, retaining young talent became a prime priority for our vibrancy and vitality. That is precisely why The Pittsburgh Promise committed to not only help young people go to college, and not only support them so they graduate from college, but also facilitate opportunities for them to return to their hometown after college and be a part of our region’s economic and community renewal. In order to give “feet” to this goal, The Promise implements three initiatives: 1) Career Launch, 2) Senior Interns and 3) Executive Scholars. Thanks to the marvelous support of over 60 companies, The Pittsburgh Promise hosts Career Launch events that do the following:

• Introduce aspiring workers to potential workplaces

• Orient recent graduates to the personal attributes that are required for professional success

• Train candidates for the rigors of interviews

• Equip job seekers with the technical “difference- makers” that cause a resume to rise above the rest • Provide young people with the opportunity to make personal connections with, and tell their stories to, recruiters who are looking to hire. In addition, thanks to another group of approximately 40 businesses, universities, and nonprofits, we are able to place nearly 100 high school seniors in workplace internships. These experiences widen the lens of our students regarding the rigors of employment, the necessity of higher education, and the demands of the marketplace.

Our graduates are now employed in our region’s leading sectors, such as health care, finance, energy, manufacturing, education, nonprofit, and government, as well as launching their own small businesses and engaging in community service.


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The Executive Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise works to ensure that our highest performing students connected with our most generous supporters as early as possible. As a result, opportunities can be maximized for business engagement, student growth, and fulfillment of our mission. Below are the 2013 Executive Scholars and the esteemed companies with whom they are identified. This represents the second class of Executive Scholars for the following companies. They established their named scholarship in 2012 or before, and we are deeply thankful.

UPMC Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Montel Anthony: A member of the chess and engineering clubs at his school, Montel graduated from Pittsburgh Obama with a passion for technology. He attends The University of Pittsburgh and studies Computer and Electrical Engineering. Montel volunteers at the local Food Bank. Michelle Lurie: Michelle studies Marketing and Communications at Penn State University. She graduated from Pittsburgh Allderdice with high honors. She volunteers with Friendship Circle by supporting special-needs teens and participates in the Student Hunger Action Coalition. Karlee Ralston: Karlee studies Nursing at Duquesne University. She graduated from Pittsburgh Brashear with high honors. Karlee coaches a girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball team. She participated in Students Against Destructive Decisions in high school.

This program creates a permanently named scholarship for companies that support The Promise at a minimum level of One Million Dollars, and matches them with Promise scholars whose field of study is aligned with their missions and who might be candidates for their workforces. Executive Scholars are chosen by academic performance (3.5 GPA or higher), commitment to community, demonstrated

Jacalyn Sharp: A graduate of Pittsburgh Science and Technology, Jacalyn graduated with a 4.0 GPA and a passion for engineering. She was active in her high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Robotics Club as well as a youth mentor for robotics and engineering camps for children. She studies Mechanical and Computer Engineering at The University of Pittsburgh.

leadership skills, dedication to

Jalice Shedrick: Jalice is pursuing a degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. A member of the first graduating class of Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, Jalice completed three lab research internships in biomedical and cancer research while in high school.

time and costs, and we ensure

Emma Yellin: A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Emma studies Biology and Journalism at Penn State University Schreyer Honor College. As a Girl Scout, Emma completed an 80 hour service project launching a book club for Middle School girls. Emma wants to become a concussion specialist.

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education, and relevant field of study. By creating this pipeline early, we increase the likelihood of bringing our best talent back to our city, we reduce recruiting that The Promise fund is sustainable for years to come.


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Highmark Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Jacob Himes: Jacob is studying Chemistry and Japanese at Temple University. Jacob was very involved during his time at Pittsburgh Allderdice as a member of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, National Honors Society, and United States Leadership Academy. In addition to his Promise award he received Temple University’s Dean’s Scholars Scholarship. Caitlin Miller: Caitlin attends Point Park University and is pursuing degrees in Communications and Public Relations. A graduate of Pittsburgh CAPA, Caitlin is passionate about working with her community. She teaches children at her local dance studio and was a National Honors Society peer tutor. Qawiyah Muhammad: A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Qawiyah attends Chatham University and is pursuing a degree in Nursing. Qawiyah is interested in helping others and she gives back by volunteering at the Jubilee Kitchen. In addition to her Promise award she received a Ben Carson Scholarship. Katie Spinneweber: A graduate of Pittsburgh Brashear, Katie is studying in the competitive five-year Physician Assistant Program at Seton Hill University. In addition to her Promise scholarship, Katie was awarded an academic scholarship with Seton Hill. Emily Van Horn: Emily studies Computer Science at Slippery Rock University. Graduating Valedictorian from Pittsburgh Perry, Emily was involved with the drum team and other musical pursuits. In addition to her Promise award, Emily received the Northside Leadership Conference Scholarship and Slippery Rock University’s Merit Scholarship.


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BNY Mellon Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Kevin Horvath: Kevin studies Actuarial Science at Robert Morris University. Very proud of his academic achievements, Kevin graduated from Pittsburgh Carrick with high honors. Kevin worked during his high-school years and was awarded with a leadership position at his part-time job. Ricardo Llovet- Nava: A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Ricardo attends Allegheny College with a major in International Business. He is highly passionate about language and culture. He volunteers with Carnegie Mellon’s Circulo Juvenil supporting Hispanic teens and with Children’s International Summer Villages promoting cross-cultural understanding. Dillon Secilia: A graduate of Pittsburgh Carrick, Dillon finished with high honors. His participation and excellence in Carrick’s Finance Tech program led to his passion for business and math. He is currently studying Business and Accounting at the Community College of Allegheny County. Samantha Spangler: Samantha is studying Security, Risk, and Analysis at Penn State University. She graduated from Pittsburgh Perry as the Salutatorian and Vice President of Perry’s National Honors Society. Samantha also received a Biotechnology award for her studies in high school. Hannah Tajuddin: Hannah is studying Forensic Accounting and Business Management at Carlow University. Salutatorian at Pittsburgh Carrick, Hannah maintained a 4.0 throughout her senior year of high school. Hannah gives back by volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

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Giant Eagle Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Bakir Becirevic: Bakir is excited to be studying Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. A graduate of Pittsburgh Perry, he was a member of the National Honors Society. In addition to his Promise award, he received a University of Pittsburgh scholarship. Shiri Goldis: Shiri graduated from Pittsburgh Allderdice and attends the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in both Psychology and Business. Shiri was active in her community during high schoool through volunteering at the local soup kitchen, interviewing Holocaust survivors, and participating in her school musical and choir. Miller Goughneour: During his time at Pittsburgh CAPA, Miller was the photography editor for his school yearbook and coached a community soccer team. Miller received an academic scholarship to attend Duquesne University and pursue a degree in Marketing.

Kellie McIntyre: Kellie is pursuing a degree in Communications at Point Park University. A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Kelly was the president of the school’s Women’s Student Union. In addition to her Promise award, she received a President’s Club award from Point Park. Jasper Wang: Jasper attends Carnegie Mellon University with a focus on English and Pre-Medical studies. A graduate of Pittsburgh CAPA, Jasper was a member of the Environmental Club and tutored other students throughout her high school experience.


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PNC Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Rebecca Brown: A Valedictorian at Pittsburgh Allderdice, Rebecca studies Sociology and Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. Rebecca is passionate about community service, so much so that she founded two service clubs at her school, Beccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Closet and Allderdice Cares. In 2012 she won The Princeton Prize in Race Relations for the region. Deja Hopkins: Deja is studying Finance at Robert Morris University. A graduate of Pittsburgh Obama, her goal is to become a Financial Advisor and to share financial literacy and knowledge with low-income communities. She received multiple academic awards in addition to her Promise scholarship including a Shyne Award and a Robert Morris University Academic Scholarship. Benjamin Junker: A graduate of Pittsburgh Obama, Benjamin is passionate about civic engagement. He served as Lieutenant Governor in the YMCA PA Youth and Government Program, and served as Ambassador for the regional Council on International Educational Exchange. Ben studies Economics and Political Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Erica Lisitsa: Erica studies Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. During her time at Pittsburgh Allderdice she was the captain of her field hockey team. To commend her commitment to Friendship Circle, a volunteer organization supporting teens with special needs, she was awarded an Ida Wagner Fellowship Award. Kelsey Sturm: Kelsey studies Business at Penn State Behrend. A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Kelsey is passionate about community service. She is the recipient of the Girl Scouts Bronze and Silver Awards as well as the Greenfield Organization Youth Volunteer Award for her years of service.

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We are delighted that the following three businesses recently joined the league of companies with named scholarships:

American Eagle Outfitters Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Lauren Brown: A graduate of Pittsburgh CAPA, Lauren attends Chatham University majoring in Biology and Fine Arts. Her artwork has garnered her multiple awards and has been displayed in the Eastside Gallery. She is the recipient of the Eleanor Frieberg Scholarship and the NAACP Human Rights Award. Natalie Jellison: Natalie studies Writing and Business at Chatham University. She graduated from Pittsburgh Brashear and is passionate about empowering women. In addition to her Promise scholarship, Natalie received an Academic Scholarship with Chatham University. Kevin McIntyre: A graduate of Pittsburgh Brashear, Kevin is pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Allegheny College. Kevin was a member of the golf team in high school. In addition to his Promise scholarship, he received the Trustee and Bicentennial academic scholarships through Allegheny College. Sara Micic: Sara graduated from Pittsburgh Brashear with high honors. She studies Photography and Journalism at Duquesne University. She received national honors for her volunteer efforts with Carnegie Library and the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum.

Erik Rauterkus: Erik studies Public Policy and Economics at Swarthmore College. Erik graduated from Pittsburgh Obama with a passion for civic engagement. In 2012 he was elected Youth Governor through the Pennsylvania Youth and Government Program. As the Governor, he promoted service hours to youth state-wide resulting in 1500 service hours completed in the program.

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Mylan Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Aryell Heywood: Aryell studies Biology and Kinesiology at Temple University. A Pittsburgh CAPA graduate, Aryell is not only passionate about science but has a strong connection to music. She plans to give back during her time in college by volunteering in low-income neighborhoods near her campus. Amedeo Hirata: A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Amedeo participated in over 400 hours of service with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank while in high school. He is pursuing a double-major in Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Joseph King: A graduate of Pittsburgh Perry, Joseph attends the Community College of Allegheny County in the pursuit of a Biotechnology degree. Joseph is highly interested in the sciences and participated in the STEM Summer Academy during high school. Joseph also received the Allegheny War Memorial Scholarship. Rina Matsuda: Rina is pursuing a Biology degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Rina was always passionate about the sciences, so much so that she attended summer science camps at Johns Hopkins University during her years at Pittsburgh Obama.

Goda Tarcijonas: Goda studies Biology and Spanish at Franklin and Marshall College. A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Goda was the captain of the swim team and tutored elementary students. To explore her love of science, she participated in the Gene Team Summer Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Mara Greenberg: Mara attends the University of Pennsylvania and is studying in the pre-medical major. A Valedictorian at Pittsburgh Allderdice, Mara has won many awards pursuing her passions for math and science including a National Merit Award and a Carson Scholarship. Aaron Jackson: A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Aaron studies Microbiology and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. His goal is to work in neuroscience research. As a member of his high school marching band, he held benefit concerts for local charities, including the Animal Rescue League. Matthew Marshman: Matthew graduated from Pittsburgh Brashear with high honors and was the recipient of a Computer Science Magnet Award. He currently studies Computer Science at Duquesne University. To give back, Matthew volunteers with the Urban League and Summer Dreamers Academy. Aedan Marty: Aedan attends Carnegie Mellon University and studies Biology while maintaining an interest in Business as well. He is a graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice. Aedan is passionate about his volunteer work with TopSoccer, a student-driven organization that links special needs children with coaches for soccer games and tournaments. Amanda Schwarz: A Valedictorian at Pittsburgh Brashear, Amanda is studying Molecular Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Amanda is a volunteer at The Pittsburgh Project and was the President of the Sign Language Club at Brashear. Her dream is to become a medical researcher to help cure chronic diseases.


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Our Fourth Promise ::

WE WILL RAISE $250 MILLION IN ORDER TO GET THIS WORK DONE.


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4 UPMC affirmed early that our region’s future demanded the ambitious effort of The Pittsburgh Promise, and remarkably committed $100 million to seed this $250 million campaign. They issued a challenge: every $1.50 that the community gives, UPMC will match with another $1.00. We are thankful beyond words for this trust and investment by our region’s largest employer.

We are extremely grateful to the following corporations and foundations for their visionary leadership in realizing the transformative potential of The Pittsburgh Promise and investing in our students, our schools, and our region. We are also humbled by the over 3,000 individuals who have made gifts ranging between $5 and $300,000. They include your neighbors, our students, their parents, our teachers and countless others. “Thank You” hardly seems enough! (As of September 2013) $100 Million UPMC $10 Million to $24.9 Million The Grable Foundation The Heinz Endowments The Pittsburgh Foundation $5 Million to $9.9 Million Richard King Mellon Foundation $1 Million to $4.9 Million American Eagle Outfitters BNY Mellon Charitable Foundation Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Eden Hall Foundation Highmark Hillman Foundation Massey Charitable Trust Mylan PNC Foundation The Buhl Foundation The Giant Eagle Foundation Thermo Fisher Scientific

$500,000 to $999,999 Bayer USA Foundation The Fine Foundation The University Club of Pittsburgh Charitable and Educational Trust $100,000 to $499,999 Alcoa Anonymous Benter Foundation Constellation Energy PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development Direct Energy Franco Harris Super Bakery H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Michael Baker Corporation Foundation Range Resources Reed Smith The Birmingham Foundation The Roy A. Hunt Foundation Waters Trust

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$50,000 to $99,999 Block Communications Citizens Bank IBEW Industrial Scientific Foundation McGuinn Trust Oliver High School Class of 1959 Alum $10,000 to $49,999 Allen H. & Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust Alpern Rosenthal Berkman Charitable Trust Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC EQT Foundation Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc. First Niagara Bank FISA Foundation Gateway Financial GE Healthcare Gurtner Construction Co., Inc. Hefren-Tillotson Huntington National Bank Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh Lanxess Corporation Lumina Foundation for Education Mathieson Family Foundation Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s Summer Celebration, Inc. Morby Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. National Council of Jewish Women Oxford Development Company Philip Chosky Charitable Foundation Pitt Ohio Express Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Steelers PNC Charitable Trust Robert Morris University Rosedale Technical Institute Rugby Realty Snee-Rienhardt Charitable Foundation The Adams Foundation The Burke Foundations Partnership The Jack Buncher Foundation The Pennsylvania Society The Sylvia and Martin Snow Charitable Foundation Turner Dairy Farms, Inc. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program W. I. Patterson Charitable Fund $5,000 to $9,999 Beckwith Family Foundation Burns & Scalo Deloitte OUR FOURTH PROMISE

Dollar Bank Dominion Foundation Eat N Park Hospitality Group Eckert Seamans Educational Testing Services Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh First Commonwealth Bank GlobalScholar Goehring, Rutter & Boehm Jewish Healthcare Foundation Law Offices of Ira Weiss Molyneux Industries, Inc. SPEO, Inc. The Leonard C. Grasso Charitable Foundation The Steven & Gail Burke Foundation UPMC Healthplan $1,000 to $4,999 AFTRA Anonymous Bridges & Company, Inc. Campbell Durrant Beatty Palombo & Miller, PC Community College of Allegheny County Chuck Sanders Charities Columbia Gas of PA Comcast Financial Agency Corporation Dapper, Baldasare, Benson, Behling & Kane Des Moines Branch NAACP Deutscher Sport Equitable Gas Company, LLC First National Bank of PA Greater Pittsburgh E-Commerce Partners Greybeard Advisors LLC Grove City College K & L Gates Leadership Pittsburgh Maurice Falk Fund McKinsey and Company Medexpress Urgent Care Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Palombo & Miller Peabody 1960 50th Reunion Peter C Dozzi Family Foundation Philips Respironics Pittsburgh Advertising Federation ProTech Compliance Inc. Robert Morris University Rock Entertainment LLC Rosedale Technical Institute RTI International Metals, Inc. Smithfield Trust The Hillman Company


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In order to honor our commitments and reach our ambitious goals, The Promise must raise an additional $82 million. We kindly ask that you also invest in the promise of Pittsburghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future by making a donation today. Every gift you make will immediately be matched by UPMC and will nourish the promise that lives in all our children.

YOUR DONATION

UPMC MATCH

TOTAL GIFT

$100

$67

$167

$300

$200

$500

$1,000

$667

$1,667

$1,500

$1,000

$2,500

$3,000

$2,000

$5,000

$5,000

$3,335

$8,335

$10,000

$6,670

$16,670

$15,000

$10,000

$25,000

$150,000

$100,000 $250,000

$500,000

$335,000 $835,000

$1,000,000

$670,000 $1,670,000

There are several convenient ways to make your gift: ONLINE www.pittsburghpromise.org

MAIL

Mail your check to: 1901 Centre Ave, Suite 204 Pittsburgh, PA 15219

UNITED WAY Use our agency code number 19130 when donating.

Use our agency code number 9576075 when donating.

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