The investment success of The Hillman Company has enabled the Hillman family to make significant philanthropic contributions to the communities in which the family members reside. Designed to build regional strengths and opportunities, this giving is carried out through the 18 separate funds that comprise Hillman Family Foundations. In Pittsburgh, The Hillman Company’s home, notable gifts have included Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburgh, the Hillman Cancer Center, and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University.
Higher Education Hillman Library University of Pittsburgh
Hillman Library, opened in 1968, catalyzed the University of Pittsburgh as a nationally significant research institution. Leveraging additional giving and the recruitment of leading scholars, it benefited both the institution and the city. Continuing gifts from the Hillman Foundation have enabled the library and the University of Pittsburgh Library System, administered by the Hillman University Library and Director, to become an international leader in the application of information technology to library services and collections.
Computational Research Hillman Gates Center Carnegie Mellon University
The Hillmans are drawn to giving that has potential for significant impact beyond the initial investment. The Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, for instance, is one of two connected structures that provide a home for Carnegie Mellon’s internationally renowned School of Computer Science. Designed to facilitate communication with the Gates Center for Computer Science (a gift of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), the Hillman Center stimulates forward-looking research that seeds innovation and critical breakthroughs in computation.
Cancer Treatment and Research Hillman Cancer Center University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Bringing together groundbreaking clinical and research services, the Hillman Cancer Center enables caregivers and investigators to work closely together to create the synergy that brings the best science from the laboratory to the patient. The Hillman Cancer Center serves as the hub for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Western Pennsylvania, and for UPMC CancerCenter, one of the largest integrated networks of cancer physicians and specialists in the country.
Pediatric Transplantation Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Families from around the world turn to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, the first and one of the busiest and most experienced pediatric transplant centers in the United States. The gift for the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation emphasizes scientific research, attracting world-class investigators, raising the bar for innovation in Pittsburgh, and refining the field of children’s transplant procedures, raising hopes for generations to come.
Arts and Culture Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Gifts from the Hillman Foundation and the Henry L. Hillman Foundation have enabled the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to build one of the most comprehensive mineral collections of any major natural history museum in North America, and to exhibit minerals as if they were visual art, shown for their beauty in addition to their physical properties and scientific, technical, and economic uses. The gifts have spurred other donors to contribute mineral specimens and even entire collections.