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Gregg Behr

Gregg_BehrGregg Behr is Executive Director of The Grable Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children. Administering a grantmaking portfolio advancing early childhood education, education reform, out-of-school time support and informal learning, Mr. Behr has partnered extensively with educators and community leadership to support pioneering efforts on behalf of youth.  

Nationally, Mr. Behr is a trustee for GreatNonprofits.org and Grantmakers for Education. He is a former board chair of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. In Pittsburgh, Mr. Behr serves as a trustee for A+ Schools (a public education watchdog group) and the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Previously, Mr. Behr served as Board Chair for the Mentoring Partnership, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, WQED Multimedia’s Community Advisory Board and the Clean Campaign Committee for the League of Women Voters.

In 2013, the Western Pennsylvania Forum of School Superintendents presented Mr. Behr with their Voice of Advocacy Award. In 2012, Mr. Behr was honored with a doctorate of humane letters from Saint Vincent College. In 2010, Mr. Behr received the Lay Leader Award presented by the Pittsburgh chapter of Phi Delta Kappa -- the same award once given to one of Gregg’s heroes, Fred Rogers.