Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pittsburgh still a hotbed for philanthropy

Pittsburgh still a hotbed for philanthropy: "Pittsburgh still a hotbed for philanthropy

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
By Dan Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Modern philanthropy began in Pittsburgh with the largesse of steelmaker Andrew Carnegie, the world's richest man at the turn of the 20th century, builder of 2,500 libraries, Carnegie-Mellon University and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Software billionaire Bill Gates is the new Carnegie, and Seattle is the new hotbed of philanthropic giving. But 108 years after Mr. Carnegie articulated his doctrine of responsible giving in 'The Gospel of Wealth,' Pittsburgh is still home to one of the country's most active foundation communities, supporting hundreds of local nonprofits each year and acting as a significant force for good."

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