Our Emerging Vision

The Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation (PLF) is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization that was founded over forty years ago out of love for the city of Pittsburgh.

In its early years, PLF helped to establish dozens of other not-for-profits that are still making a profound difference in the lives of people throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation now focuses on elevating the effectiveness and impact of the leaders of Pittsburgh’s businesses, not-for-profits and churches. In so doing, PLF inspired the creation of Leadership Foundations, Inc., a worldwide group of organizations developing leaders to “drive the wheel of change in their cities.”

We hope that you consider becoming a participant in an upcoming PLF Leaders Collaborative (LC) or Emerging Leaders Collaborative (ELC). LC and ELC graduates not only positively impact their organizations, they also become a part of the PLF Mentoring Networkpositively impacting the next generation of leaders in our city.

We also hope that you donate to the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation.  Because of our generous donors, scholarships are provided for participants who otherwise would not have access to the world-class leadership development they experience in a PLF Collaborative.

Please join us as a collaborative participant or as a donor so that our collective impact will help bring God’s redemption to our city, closing the gap between what is and what should be!

Reid Carpenter, Founder, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation

Lee Kricher, President, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation