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HEINZ ENDOWMENTS' CHALLENGE

Heinz Endowments’ Challenge

More than 200 individuals have “made the match.” Generous contributions at all levels, from near and far, have helped to unlock the $30,000 from the Heinz Endowments as of September 30th!

“The Heinz Endowments is very pleased to play a role in the preservation of these powerful murals. A hidden gem for Pittsburgh, they are excellent representations of both the American mural movement of the ‘30s and ‘40s, and of Pittsburgh’s important immigrant populations. They are a true Pittsburgh treasure.”
– Janet Sarbaugh, The Heinz Endowments

Conservation of the Battlefield Scenes continues on pace, and preparations for lighting the unforgettable quartet of 1941 Murals at the rear of the Church: Christ on the Battlefield, Mary on the Battlefield, The Capitalist and Simple Family Meal, are underway.  By early 2018, conservation and lighting of 12 Murals — the halfway mark! — will be completed.

Additional generous support for the project includes: the Snee Reinhardt Charitable Foundation, the Opportunity Fund and many individual donors.


With thanks for your support…


Items accrue from previous level and will ship after the Challenge has been met.

*2nd Annual Applaud the Light: An evening of performance to celebrate the unveiling of the completed Battlefield Scenes and the new lighting on November 17, 2017.

All donations are fully tax deductible and will be receipted for tax purposes. 

© 2017 SPMMMV

The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
24 Maryland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209-2738 info@vankamurals.org


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