Reid Carpenter, Founder, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation

Lee Kricher, President, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation

Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation


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. PLF is honored to be a founding member of Leadership Foundations, Inc., a worldwide group of organizations developing leaders to “drive the wheel of change in their cities."

In our early years, the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation helped to establish dozens of other not-for-profits that are still making a profound difference in the lives of people throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. In our recent years, we have recognized that the greatest ongoing contribution of PLF is in helping to elevate the effectiveness and impact of the leaders of our city.

With that end in mind, we regularly offer two leadership development experiences - the Leaders Collaborative (LC) and the Emerging Leaders Collaborative (ELC). LC and ELC graduates positively impact their organizations and they become a part of the PLF Mentoring Network, positively impacting the next generation of leaders in our city. In addition, the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation is honored to host three annual City-Wide Events at which leaders gather to learn, pray, and serve.

Approximately 20% of Collaborative participants receive scholarships because we are committed to giving our city’s leaders access to world-class leadership development, regardless of financial ability. When you donate to PLF, you are helping to equip, connect and mobilize leaders from every sphere of influence in our city for the common good.