Jun 28 2012

Contact: Amanda Brettholle Date: 6-28-2012
Executive Assistant, NEED


Following the recent death of President and CEO Sylvester Pace, the Negro...

Jun 12 2012

To make a donation to the Sylvester Pace Scholarship Fund, checks or money orders may be mailed to:


c/o The Sylvester Pace Scholarship Fund

The Warner Centre

332 Fifth Avenue, 1st Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Your gift will be acknowledged to...

Jun 11 2012

NEED Mourns the Passing of President and CEO Sylvester Pace

The Negro Educational Emergency Drive (NEED) is mourning the death of longtime President and CEO Sylvester Pace who died yesterday after a lengthy illness.

NEED’s board president Ann Hoover of Bayer MaterialScience said, “...

May 21 2012

TLI hosted by the Depart. of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh is now accepting applications for two programs designed for middle and high school students


TLI (Technology Leadership Initiative) is offering two great programs for students to participate in. The...

Apr 27 2012


Please share with your youth, church, social and professional groups.

Why are we letting this money go to others? Apply, apply, apply!




Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share...

Mar 21 2012

An evening of celebration for the region’s best and brightest students as we awarded over $100,000 in scholarships.  The dinner was a special night to honor the remarkable students that will be embarking on to higher education with the help of NEED and the support of their community. ...

Oct 21 2011

We are excited this year to have Greg Babe as our Corporate Campaign Chair and Keith Key as honorary Dinner Chair. We have also secured our guest keynote speaker, Dr. John Jackson from the Schotts Foundation. 

Oct 21 2011

Thank you for your generous contribution to NEED through the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving. We were overwhelmed by the amount of support that was shown by our community within those 24 hours of giving. As was recently released by the Pittsburgh Foundation, the day of giving in total...

Oct 12 2011

As we look forward to our 50th anniversary, we launched a $7.5 million fund-raising initiative that will assist NEED in removing barriers to educational access and success for thousands of young African American men and women in southwestern Pennsylvania though our college access program,...

Sep 20 2011

The 7th Annual Workforce Diversity Internship Fair will be held during Winter break, in January 2011. The time and exact dates are TBD. 

Check back for details!