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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
“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, 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 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.”
“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.”
“The promise for the future lies in the ability to continually cultivate leaders with vision, integrity and a passion for community. This is why KeyBank is so pleased to support The Pittsburgh Promise. By promoting educational environments and systems that help students from all backgrounds realize their full potential, Pittsburgh Promise is creating actionable opportunities to level the educational playing field and providing more of today’s students with the skills and knowledge they need to develop into tomorrow’s leaders…at home, at work and in the community.”
“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.”
“At PPG, we believe education is a powerful way to catalyze positive impacts in our communities and enable possibilities and progress through learning, curiosity and discovery. We invest in the Pittsburgh Promise and support its mission because we know first-hand the importance of education in creating a diverse, skilled STEM workforce and a strong, sustainable Pittsburgh community. Like PPG, the Pittsburgh Promise prioritizes equity and inclusivity to expand opportunities for students to explore new horizons in science-related fields that will shape our region for generations to come.”
“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 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.”
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.