Change in Pittsburgh – Oversaw big growth

After overseeing its growth over three decades from $16.5 million in assets to more than $560 million, Alfred W. “Burr” Wishart Jr. is retiring as president of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Feb. 20.

Wishart, the second president in the community foundation’s 56-year history, said he was leaving to make room for a “new generation of philanthropy.”

The foundation funds nearly 700 programs and handed out $20.3 million in grants in 1999.

The foundation has hired Chicago-based Kittleman & Associates to help it search for a new president.

For full story, go to the Post-Gazette.

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