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The Buhl Foundation

Annual Report

Annual Report by the President

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 | Download (.pdf)

The Buhl Foundation closes out much more than just a fiscal year in 2016.

We are also recognizing the end of a tremendous era in Buhl's history led by our sixth President, Frederick W. Thieman, who has continued the great tradition of this historically significant Foundation known for "creating community legacies by leveraging its resources to encourage people and organizations to dream, to innovate and to take action." Like Mr. Buhl, Fred has demonstrated a deep passion and commitment to the City of Pittsburgh and the County of Allegheny, with an intense and unwavering loyalty to all residents of our region. He has challenged us all to envision Pittsburgh as an inclusive community dedicated to social justice, quality education and world class amenities. He has inspired us to dream bigger and bolder for our region.

On behalf of the Buhl Staff and Board, I have the privilege of extending our deep and sincere gratitude to Fred for the endless contributions that he has made to Pittsburgh. As the Buhl Foundation has always aspired to innovate, we are pleased to continue that tradition by inviting Fred to continue adding value to our community as our first Henry J. Buhl, Jr. Chair for Civic Leadership. This is Buhl's gift to the community, a creative and progressive opportunity for Fred to carry out a new diplomatic role in the community as part of a well-reasoned plan for succession and transition.

Change and adaptation is central to Buhl. This Foundation has had the great distinction of periodically "reinventing itself" to more significantly meet the needs of the times. In the 21st Century, that reinvention has manifested itself in the dedication of a significant portion of our resources to the Northside of Pittsburgh. In so doing, we remain committed to our position as a regional Foundation but choose to work more closely with the neighborhood that Mr. Buhl loved, all with the goal of pursuing a transformational agenda to solve complex issues that will not only improve the quality of life of all Northside residents, but can be scaled city-wide, regionally and nationally.

To accomplish those lofty goals, we are proud to welcome Diana Bucco as the seventh President of the Buhl Foundation. Diana Bucco's career has been dedicated to community transformation, social entrepreneurism, and inclusion. The Board is inspired by Buhl's new vision and the leader we have invited to guide the way. As she is both architect and assembler of this 21st Century vision of the Buhl Foundation, we anticipate great leadership from Diana and know that through her efforts, Buhl will continue to significantly improve the lives of the many citizens it is privileged to serve.

In closing, I must recognize that this new vision for the Buhl Foundation is the product of a bold and fearless board that has remained dedicated to preserving Mr. Buhl's legacy of innovation. I am honored to serve with such an enlightened group of Pittsburgh leaders who are relentless in their individual and collective vision of a greater Pittsburgh. I look forward to this next season of innovation.

Peter Mathieson
Chair, Board of Directors

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