The Future is Bright
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust makes significant investments in the future of Downtown
Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District has come a long way since the depths of the ’70s and ’80s when it was Pittsburgh’s unofficial red-light district. And from its inception in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has led the way in one of the nation’s most prominent comeback stories. Now, as the bustling neighborhood of theaters, galleries, restaurants, and shops recovers from perhaps its biggest challenge – the pandemic – the Cultural Trust is making substantial new investments in several strategic properties in the neighborhood.
“These projects are just the first improvements that people will see in the Cultural District over the next few years thanks to the success of our Trust: Building on the Dream Capital Campaign,” said Nick Gigante, the Trust’s Senior Vice President of Development and Real Estate. “The generosity of our donors will allow the Trust to continue our mission of using the arts as an economic generator and lead the revitalization of downtown as an arts and culture destination and an attractive neighborhood for residents, businesses, visitors, and workers.”
The Trust: Building on the Dream Campaign exceeded its initial goal of raising $150 million over three years and has brought in $175 million in gifts, pledges, planned gifts, and endowments. For more information on the Campaign, visit TrustArts.org/Dream.
The first three properties that are benefitting from the success of the Capital Campaign include
• Greer Cabaret Theater
• 937 Liberty Avenue
• Benedum Center Marquees