PITTSBURGH (June 24, 2020) – The Board of Trustees of the Richard King Mellon Foundation has elected Foundation Director Sam Reiman to serve as a fellow Trustee.
Reiman, 42, who was appointed the Foundation’s Director, its top staff leadership position, on Jan. 1, 2019, now also will serve as a member of the Foundation’s governing board. Formed in 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and is ranked as one of the 50 largest worldwide.
“Sam has been a skilled Director for the Foundation, and the Board anticipates he will contribute even further to our important work as a colleague Trustee,” said Board Chairman Richard A. Mellon.
“I am honored by the Trustees’ confidence,” said Reiman. “It is a privilege to be part of a Foundation that has done so much meaningful work, so honorably, for so long.”
The Foundation also honored outgoing Trustee Scott D. Izzo for 23 years of “invaluable contributions” to the Foundation, as a Program Officer, Associate Director, Director and Trustee. The Board cited Izzo’s work in conservation, economic development, the arts and the revitalization of neighborhoods such as Hazelwood and Homewood.
Reiman has been with the Foundation since 2014, serving as Associate Director until his 2019 appointment to succeed Izzo as Director. Before joining the Foundation, Reiman worked as a program officer with the McCune Foundation and the Forbes Funds, and was a consultant for Deloitte’s public-sector practice.
Reiman holds two Masters Degrees, one in public policy and management with a minor in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University, and a second from Johns Hopkins University in biotechnology. His undergraduate degree is from Franklin & Marshall College. He began his higher education at the Lancaster campus of Harrisburg Area Community College.
Reiman and his wife, Sandra Reiman, executive director and market director for JP Morgan Chase & Co., have two children and live in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.
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Founded in 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation is the largest foundation in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Foundation’s 2019 endowment was $2.7 billion and its Trustees in 2019 awarded 172 grants totaling $129 million, focused on the Foundation’s strategic priorities: economic development, education, environmental conservation and human services.