Both The Post-Gazette and The Tribune-Review are reporting William Trueheart's retirement from his post as President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
It brings to mind that The Pittsburgh Foundation did respond to my request for a comment on The Pittsburgh Promise, though the answer didn't arrive until the day after my story aired.
Here's what spokesman John Ellis wrote via e-mail on August 30th:
Regarding our conversation about the Pittsburgh Promise, The Pittsburgh Foundation’s position is that we look forward to seeing the detailed plans for this initiative that are currently being formulated by Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Mayor and that we would consider any funding opportunities at that time. I would just add that The Pittsburgh Foundation has been a consistently strong supporter of the School District, and of Supt Mark Roosevelt’s reform agenda.
Please let me know if you need anything more.
The Pittsburgh Foundation response strikes me as similar to that from The Heinz Endowments, though without the underlying cautious tone of the latter. See my last blog post to compare.
A question that comes to mind is whether the transition in the leadership at The Pittsburgh Foundation will delay its consideration of support for the Pittsburgh Promise.