Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The Massey Charitable Trust has donated $1 million to the Pittsburgh Promise. The trust was established by Harris and Doris Massey before their deaths. The trust's Executive Director says he was not interested in the Pittsburgh Promise until UPMC made its $100 million challenge grant. He hopes the gift will encourage other groups and citizens to donate. The Pittsburgh Promise provides scholarships to Pittsburgh Public School students who meet requirements and go on to a state college.