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Pittsburghers of the Year

The groups who have shown Pittsburgh’s kindness, and resilience, to the rest of the world

Pittsburghers of the Year
CP photo by Jared Wickerham / Hand lettering by Abbie Adams

Our Pittsburghers of the Year are resilient. They stand up when others have fallen down. They give when others pockets are empty.

In an especially difficult year, we’re awarding the title to two groups who have each shown they are not only Pittsburghers who take care of each other, but Pittsburghers whose kindness is spreading beyond our city.

We’re also featuring one little Pittsburgher who provided a symbol for all of us who have faced this year and kept on keeping on.

On the following pages, we invite you to read the real reason Pittsburgh is the “City of Champions.”

Pittsburghers of Year: The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers of the Year: Leah Lizarondo and the 412 Food Rescue heroes

Pittsburghers of the Year: Floating Dumpster