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Annual Report

Annual Report by the President

July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 | Download (.pdf)

Although change can sometimes be difficult, this past year of transition at Buhl has been full of excitement, challenge and accomplishment.

At the Board level, Peter Mathieson, our new Chair, has led us with clarity and vision while our immediate past Chair, Jean Robinson, has remained on the Board to grace us with her quiet demeanor and determination. New Board member Lara Washington, President of AHRCO, has greatly enhanced the direction of the Foundation with her experience and judgment.

At the staff level, our new Vice President, Diana Bucco, completed her first full year of service, leading a neighborhood consensus building strategy that guided the Buhl Board to a new place-based granting commitment on Pittsburgh's Northside. That commitment envisions a ten to twenty-year strategy over which time Buhl expects to spend between $40 and $80 million in partnership with the community. Diana's leadership of this effort has been both dynamic and pragmatic; her interactions with all aspects of the Northside ecosystem has been inspiring while her attention to detail has built a solid foundation of community participation and support.

And finally, the creativity and dedication of our Northside partners has been widespread and invigorating. The richness of assets within the Northside is well-known; from its many cultural venues and major sports attractions to its neighborhoods and recreational amenities, the Northside has the history, the charm and the potential to rival any community. But its people are truly the secret sauce in this eclectic recipe of rejuvenation on which the Northside is embarking. From the hundreds who participated in strategy sessions to the thousands who have responded to surveys, Northsiders have driven a visioning effort and implementation plan with solid bones, strong muscle and intellectual horsepower. Here at Buhl, we can't help but be excited about this unified effort focused on what's necessary to live a dignified life in a vibrant community, fueled by quality education and dependent upon economic opportunity for all.

Over the coming years, as the Northside neighborhoods convert this consensus to action, we can't help but think that Mr. Buhl is smiling, knowing that his resources are being put to good use in the very place that he loved so much.

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July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 | Download (.pdf)

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July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 | Download (.pdf)

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July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 | Download (.pdf)

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July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 | Download (.pdf)

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