A Dash of Pink, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Jaime Dillen-Seibel’s photostream

PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 4, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today upon the death of Pittsburgh philanthropist Elsie Hillman:

“I am greatly saddened at the death of my friend and advisor Elsie Hillman. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband Henry and the whole Hillman family.

Elsie was a pioneer who spent a lifetime changing things for the better. She was also gracious and down-to-earth, and did all she could to make Pittsburgh a better place for all.

Thousands in our city and far beyond were touched forever by her goodness. We will miss her but never forget her.”