Maxwell King

Former President of  The Pittsburgh Foundation  
and the Heinz Endowments

“The Good Neighbor: The Life & Work of Fred Rogers”

April 14, 2021


Maxwell King’s four-decade career includes the presidencies of two of the country’s largest philanthropies and the editorship of one of its most influential daily newspapers.


King joined The Pittsburgh Foundation, with assets of more than $1 billion, in 2014 as president and CEO.


Before that, King served for two years as director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Westmoreland County.


As president of the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments from 1999 until 2008, he led the disbursement of about $500 million in grants to projects, organizations and initiatives primarily in western Pennsylvania.


From 1990 to 1998, King was editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, recognized by Time magazine as one of the five best newspapers in America at that time.

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