NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania's 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Mattress Factory Museum

500 Sampsonia Way

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Celebrating Fifty Years of Home

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Join us as we recognize the legacy of NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania founder Dorothy Mae Richardson with the dedication of a Pennsylvania Historical Marker in her honor, followed by a reception in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary.

Over the past 50 years, NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania has helped thousands of families to purchase their first homes and to experience the personal and community stability that accompanies homeownership.

Dorothy Mae Richardson, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh’s Northside, founded Neighborhood Housing Services—which would eventually become NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania—to address the lack of safe and affordable housing in her community. Dorothy and her neighbors brought together financial institutions and government officials in a successful effort to revitalize their neighborhood, creating a model of resident-led community development that inspired a national movement and laid the foundation for NeighborWorks America.

Since our founding 50 years ago, NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania has continued Dorothy’s work to improve the lives of residents and build strong, stable communities throughout western Pennsylvania.

We hope you can join NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania, NeighborWorks America, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and Dorothy’s family for the celebration.

This event is FREE, however, registration is required.

Historical marker dedication: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1419 Arch Street , Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The reception will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.

Presenting Sponsor:

NeighborWorks America

Foundation Sponsor:


Builder Sponsors:

BNY Mellon

Citizen Bank

Framer Sponsors:

First National Bank

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Washington Financial Bank

Nonprofit Sponsors:

Northside Leadership Conference

Northside Community Development Fund

The Northside Chronicle

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