HISTORY MAKERS—From left: Esther Bush, president and CEO of Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; Herb Douglas,91, eldest living African-American Olympian, 1948; and Tony Dorsett, Collegiate and Pro Football Hall of Famer. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)
The Heinz History Center honored Pittsburgh’s legendary history makers with the 21st Annual History Makers Award Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel Downtown.
Five distinguished Pittsburghers were recognized for their exceptional contributions to the history of western Pennsylvania, the nation and the world.
Chaired by Donald J. Herberle, president of BNY Mellon of Pennsylvania and Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, president and CEO of Citizens Bank for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the black-tie benefit honors outstanding men and women whose achievements, while rooted in western Pennsylvania, transcends geographical bounds.
This year’s honorees were Esther Bush, president and CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; Tony Dorsett, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back and Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Pittsburgh; Sigo Falk, chairman, Falk Foundation, whom Pittsburghers owe a special debt to the Falk family’s generous heritage of giving in education, medicine and the arts; George C. Greer, Philanthropist and former H.J. Heinz Company executive; and David S. Shapira, executive chairman, Giant Eagle.