February 28, 2015 1:27 PM ET

Company Overview of The Heinz Endowments

Company Overview

Howard Heinz Endowment is a not-for-profit foundation with over $788 million in assets under management. The foundation primarily focuses on the development of southwestern Pennsylvania in areas that include arts and culture, education, and environment. It was established in 1941 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

30 Dominion Tower

625 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

United States

Founded in 1941





Key Executives for The Heinz Endowments

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The Heinz Endowments Key Developments

Grant Oliphant Joins The Heinz Endowments as President

Grant Oliphant recently became president of The Heinz Endowments following six years as CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

The Heinz Endowments Appoints Grant Oliphant as President

The Heinz Endowments appointed Grant Oliphant as President. He returns to the Endowments - an organization he previously served for over 10 years in a number of senior management roles - following six years in his current role as President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Mr. Oliphant, who served as press secretary to the late U.S. Sen. Mr. Oliphant will move to his new position at the Pittsburgh-based Endowments by June 2014.

Robert Vagt to Step Down as President of The Heinz Endowments

Robert Vagt, president of the Heinz Endowments, announced to the foundation's staff and board on October 14, 2013, that he is stepping down. Mr. Vagt, who has headed the endowments since 2008, did not give a timetable for his departure.

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