Carnegie One
Capital Campaign

Carnegie One
Capital Campaign

A fundraising campaign to revitalize the library.

A fundraising campaign to revitalize the library.

We have learned, we have listened, and we have planned. Our plan for the future begins today.

We invite you to be a part of an extraordinary transformation that will shape the future of this historic institution. Inspired by the resilience and strength of the communities we serve, we are embarking on a remarkable journey to create a space that fosters limitless possibilities and empowers individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

By joining our $21.4 million campaign for a comprehensive building renovation, you will contribute to a project that goes beyond bricks and mortar. This is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of our patrons and the entire Pittsburgh region. Your support will help us achieve three critical goals: enhanced access, sustainable operations, and continued evolution for both the building and the people who engage with it.

Library & Campaign Impacts

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Imagine a library that opens its doors wider, providing greater access to resources, technology, and educational opportunities. Picture a space that embraces sustainable practices, reducing our environmental footprint and preserving our planet for future generations. Envision a dynamic hub of innovation, where creativity and learning flourish, transforming lives and communities.

With your generous donation, we can make this vision a reality. Together, we will create a responsive, essential place of community imagination, learning, development, and enrichment for the five communities we serve and beyond. Your contribution will support programs, services, and initiatives that empower individuals, foster lifelong learning, and create positive change.

Join us on this incredible journey of transformation. Your support will make a tangible difference in the lives of countless individuals and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. Together, let's build a brighter future for our library, our community, and the Pittsburgh region.

Campaign Coverage

Braddock Carnegie Library To Undergo Major Renovation - WPXI video - September 24, 2022

RAD Awards $3.8 million to 5 libraries in underserved Allegheny County communities - 90.5 WESA article - May 19, 2023

U. S. Steel, Pittsburgh Penguins, Community Partners Join Governor Tom Wolf to Break Ground for Braddock Carnegie Library Renovation - Business Wire article - September 23, 2022

Steel Magnate Andrew Carnegie’s First Library Lives On - article written on Governing.com by David Kidd - June 9, 2021

A New Day - interactive Post-Gazette feature by Steve Mellon - April 29, 2021

Braddock Carnegie Library Launches Major Fundraising Drive - Post-Gazette article - February 20, 2020

Campaign Government Funding Provided by

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Honorable Josh Shapiro, Governor

Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD)

National Endowment for the Humanities: Capacity Building Challenge Grant

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Community Project Funding

This project is being supported in part by a Historic Preservation Fund grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Private Funding Provided by

Allegheny Foundation
Anonymous Donor
Anonymous Foundation
B. K. Simon Charitable Foundation
The Burke Foundation
Dollar Bank Foundation
Eden Hall Foundation
Epic Metals Charitable Foundation

The Fine Foundation
The Grable Foundation
Henry L. Hillman Foundation
Jack Buncher Foundation
Juliet Lea Simonds Hillman Foundation
Martha Mack Lewis Foundation
Mon Valley Initiative – NPP Funding
Peter C. Dozzi Family Foundation

Pittsburgh Foundation Anchor Fund
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh
Richard King Mellon Foundation
Rita M. McGinley Foundation
U. S. Steel Corporation

There are many naming opportunities at different giving levels. Please contact teresa@thebcla.org if you are interested in learning more.

The library renovation will allow BCLA to:

Expand programming
Providing new and more robust services to the community.

Improve accessibility and integration
Removing barriers to engagement and raising awareness for programs.

Improve operating efficiency
Capturing new revenue streams, creating cost savings, and allowing for more efficient operations.

Capital Campaign Co-Chairs

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David Burritt
CEO
U. S. Steel

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Bryan Trottier
Pittsburgh Penguins

David Burritt
CEO
U. S. Steel

Bryan Trottier
Pittsburgh Penguins