Newsmaker: Mr. McFeeley Delivers Pitt "Good Neighbor" Award

Issue Date: 
April 15, 2013


Pitt Is a “Good Neighbor”

The University of Pittsburgh was recognized as a Good Neighbor by the United Way of Allegheny County. The agency presented its Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Day awards March 20 to institutions and companies that have a strong commitment to workplace volunteerism. The award is given in remembrance of the life and work of Pittsburgh’s very own Mister Rogers. “This award is a tribute to the community spirit of our faculty, staff, and students who put in long hours but still make time to volunteer at worthy causes,” said Kannu Sahni, director of community relations at Pitt. Robert Nelkin, president of the United Way of Allegheny County, praised the University’s extensive community engagement and volunteer programming, saying that Pitt is a “great research University with an extraordinary commitment to the Pittsburgh region.” Pictured are, from left, Mr. McFeeley (also known as David Newell), the delivery man on the Mister Rogers show, and Pitt’s Sahni.