Business leaders know better than most the value of having a well-trained and diverse workforce in our community, and the value of doing business in a growing place where people thrive. Our deepest thanks to our corporate donors who know that one of the best decisions that they can make to plan for a brighter future is to invest in it!

Corporate benefit packages and employee engagement opportunities are available. Please contact Chanelle@pittsburghpromise.org for more details, 412-281-7605 x241.

UPMC$110 million

“By fulfilling our commitment to The Pittsburgh Promise, thousands of urban youth have embraced the opportunity to pursue postsecondary education, which has transformed their futures. Nurturing our community is at the core of UPMC’s mission.”

Highmark$5.3 million

“It is imperative to the future of our region that we work collaboratively to educate students and retain them to support the continued expansion of our diverse economy, which is generating career opportunities for students with post-high school training or a college degree. The Pittsburgh Promise is a great example of how we can work together as a community to capitalize on these opportunities, and Highmark Health is proud to be a supporter of this groundbreaking program as we are very focused on educating the next generation health care workforce.”

PNC$3.8 million

“One of the greatest challenges our region will face in the years ahead will be the growing gap between the number of good jobs available here and the availability of workers with the education and skills to fill them. The Pittsburgh Promise is playing a critical role in the effort to find solutions that close that gap as it builds bridges between employers, educators, and students. The Promise helps businesses appreciate the challenges of educators, helps educators understand the demands of the marketplace, and opens a pathway to success for students who imagine a bright future in Pittsburgh.”

BNY Mellon$3.5 million

“At BNY Mellon, being invested in the world means using our expertise, skills, and resources to help bring positive change in society and for the environment. Our investment in The Pittsburgh Promise is making a positive change in our community. The Promise also provides our company and our region a distinct, competitive advantage by fueling the talented and diverse workforce we need to create a future that benefits everyone.”

American Eagle Outfitters$2.2 million

American Eagle Outfitters empowers young people to reach their full potential and express their most authentic version of themselves. We are proud to support The Pittsburgh Promise, which has been effective in promoting academic success and encouraging students in the Pittsburgh community to dream big and work hard toward their highest aspirations.”

Jay Schottenstein

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

Giant Eagle$1.2 million

“Giant Eagle invests in The Pittsburgh Promise because we know that it’s an investment in the vitality of our region. By providing college scholarships to Pittsburgh’s students, The Promise is strengthening our incoming workforce and our communities.”

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company, Inc.$1 million

“Cleveland Brothers, a 4th generation family-owned Cat dealership, operates 29 locations and employs 1,300+ individuals throughout the region. Our company is always looking for local talented individuals as we continue to grow. We believe education unlocks limitless potential, and that all individuals deserve access to higher education. Through The Pittsburgh Promise, Cleveland Brothers is proud to invest in our region and nurture dreams and aspirations of young minds. Together, we believe in cultivating a future by empowering the next generation with the tools they need to build a brighter tomorrow.”

Highmark Wholecare $1 million

“Highmark Wholecare believes strongly in equity and diversity to improve the health and vitality of our workforce and our region. We support The Pittsburgh Promise for its unique ability to transform lives through greater access to higher education. The investment that we as a business community make today will develop and inform the leaders of tomorrow, paying unlimited dividends in the years ahead for us and future generations. We thank The Promise for making such an impact in the communities we serve in Pittsburgh and beyond.”

Howmet Aerospace$1 million

“As a company that relies on the technical expertise of our employees to deliver the mission-critical performance our customers demand, Howmet Aerospace knows the jobs of today require advanced training. This is why we are partnering with The Pittsburgh Promise through the Howmet Aerospace Foundation. We are giving students greater access to STEM education, which in turn gives them more opportunity to pursue the high-tech jobs of the future while strengthening our region’s technical workforce.”

KeyBank$1 million

“At KeyBank, we’re committed to helping clients and communities thrive. To us, that means doing business fairly and responsibly, promoting diversity and inclusion, and making meaningful investments in the places where we live and work. For more than a decade, The Pittsburgh Promise has helped transform the lives of thousands of students within the Pittsburgh area. We are so proud to support the ongoing mission of The Pittsburgh Promise and give students across the region hope for a bright future.”

McGuinn Family Foundation$1 million

“We believe The Pittsburgh Promise is the most important thing going on in our community because it has the broadest impact: it encourages families to live in the city, incents kids to stay in school and enables them to get a post-secondary education, and helps prepare skilled workers for our employers.”

PPG Foundation$1 million

“Education plays a powerful role in creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We invest in the Pittsburgh Promise and the students they serve to enable possibilities and progress that lead to brighter futures and a better world for all. We are proud to join the Pittsburgh Promise to support local STEM scholars and know these students will be vital to producing the diverse, innovative, and creative solutions of tomorrow.”

Thermo Fisher Scientific$1 million

“Albert Einstein said, ‘It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.’ Once that passion has been discovered, there should be no barriers, real or imagined, that hold us back. The Pittsburgh Promise is freeing the hearts and minds of our best and brightest students to dream big and be unencumbered in their pursuits. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers, in particular, are in growing demand as Pittsburgh becomes one of the country’s premier high-tech centers. The Pittsburgh Promise is helping to prepare the next generation of our workforce for these rewarding and highly-skilled opportunities. This is not just an investment in our youth; it is an investment in our region’s future.”

Viatris$1 million

“Viatris is a global pharmaceutical company focused on seeing healthcare, not as it is, but as it should be. Our support for the Pittsburgh Promise follows the same premise – supporting better and more equitable access to education for more students. We believe in the work of the Pittsburgh Promise as an opportunity to enhance our region’s talent pipeline through support for an increasingly diverse student body. We all benefit when more young people from many different backgrounds can pursue their dreams, and Viatris is proud to be a part of this growth.”

Thank You to Our Donors

We are exceptionally grateful to our supporters and fundraising volunteers for the remarkable investments they have made to support our mission.  See a complete list of supporters in our most recent annual report.

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