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Maxwell King

Former President of The Pittsburgh Foundation & the Heinz Endowments

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Maxwell King Biography

Maxwell King's four-decade career includes the presidencies of two of the country’s largest philanthropies and the editorship of one of its most influential daily newspapers.

King joined The Pittsburgh Foundation, with assets of more than $1 billion, in 2014 as president and CEO.

His strong advocacy for including vulnerable groups – at least 30 percent of the region’s population – in the benefit streams of a resurgent Pittsburgh anchors a signature organizing principle, 100 Percent Pittsburgh. In addition, King is expanding the Foundation’s investment in its Center for Philanthropy, which combines the charitable passions of donors with expert program staff and grantees to improve lives in the Pittsburgh region.

Before that, King served for two years as director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Westmoreland County.

As president of the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments from 1999 to 2008, he led the disbursement of about $500 million in grants to projects, organizations and initiatives primarily in western Pennsylvania.

From 1990 to 1998, King was editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. During that period, the Inquirerwas recognized by Time magazine as one of the five best newspapers in America.

King has served on boards and committees for many national and regional organizations, including the national Council on Foundations which he led as the first chair of its Ethics and Practices Committee and then as chair of the full board from 2006 to 2008.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Fifty years ago the face of children’s television changed forever with the premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The creator and star of the show, Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking seriously their fears, concerns, and questions about the world. His legacy as a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness is still felt today.

The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. From childhood stories and relationships with his family to the role religion played in his work, his close collaboration with leading childhood development experts, and his attempt to make television for adults, The Good Neighbor tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In addition to The Good Neighbor, there are multiple projects to commemorate this moment, including an upcoming biopic starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, a critically acclaimed documentary currently in theaters nationwide, and a Fred Rogers stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Now is the time to celebrate Fred Rogers.

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  • How do I book Maxwell King to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Maxwell King for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Maxwell King, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Maxwell King or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Maxwell King

    Speaking fees for Maxwell King, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Maxwell King are available upon request for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Maxwell King, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Maxwell King speak about?

    Maxwell King is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Culture, Inspirational Speakers, Journalism, Leadership Speakers, Media, Non Profit, Speakers by Industry, Teamwork and Teambuilding, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Maxwell King travel from?

    Maxwell King generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Maxwell King’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Maxwell King for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maxwell King for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Maxwell King or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Former President of The Pittsburgh Foundation & the Heinz Endowments

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Maxwell King Biography

Maxwell King's four-decade career includes the presidencies of two of the country’s largest philanthropies and the editorship of one of its most influential daily newspapers.

King joined The Pittsburgh Foundation, with assets of more than $1 billion, in 2014 as president and CEO.

His strong advocacy for including vulnerable groups – at least 30 percent of the region’s population – in the benefit streams of a resurgent Pittsburgh anchors a signature organizing principle, 100 Percent Pittsburgh. In addition, King is expanding the Foundation’s investment in its Center for Philanthropy, which combines the charitable passions of donors with expert program staff and grantees to improve lives in the Pittsburgh region.

Before that, King served for two years as director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Westmoreland County.

As president of the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments from 1999 to 2008, he led the disbursement of about $500 million in grants to projects, organizations and initiatives primarily in western Pennsylvania.

From 1990 to 1998, King was editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. During that period, the Inquirerwas recognized by Time magazine as one of the five best newspapers in America.

King has served on boards and committees for many national and regional organizations, including the national Council on Foundations which he led as the first chair of its Ethics and Practices Committee and then as chair of the full board from 2006 to 2008.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Fifty years ago the face of children’s television changed forever with the premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The creator and star of the show, Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking seriously their fears, concerns, and questions about the world. His legacy as a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness is still felt today.

The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. From childhood stories and relationships with his family to the role religion played in his work, his close collaboration with leading childhood development experts, and his attempt to make television for adults, The Good Neighbor tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In addition to The Good Neighbor, there are multiple projects to commemorate this moment, including an upcoming biopic starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, a critically acclaimed documentary currently in theaters nationwide, and a Fred Rogers stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Now is the time to celebrate Fred Rogers.

Maxwell King Videos

  • Threshold Lecture – The Good Neighbor: Fred Rogers through the ...
    this Threshold Series presentation is a conversation, featuring Maxwell King, author of the new Fred Rogers biography “The Good Neighbor: ...
  • Maxwell King and Ken Gormley: Closing message and invitation to ...
    President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation Maxwell King provides closing remarks at The First Amendment for the Twenty-First Century ...
  • Welcome from Maxwell King: First Amendment in the 21st Century ...
    A welcome message from Maxwell King, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, at the opening of first day of the First Amendment in ...

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FAQs on booking Maxwell King

  • How do I book Maxwell King to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Maxwell King for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Maxwell King, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Maxwell King or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Maxwell King

    Speaking fees for Maxwell King, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Maxwell King are available upon request for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Maxwell King, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Maxwell King speak about?

    Maxwell King is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Culture, Inspirational Speakers, Journalism, Leadership Speakers, Media, Non Profit, Speakers by Industry, Teamwork and Teambuilding, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Maxwell King travel from?

    Maxwell King generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Maxwell King’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Maxwell King for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maxwell King for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Maxwell King or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Maxwell King is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maxwell King for your event is available upon request. Maxwell King generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Darren Walker, Jason Young, Donna Orender, Jean Case and Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maxwell King for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Maxwell King Speaker Videos

  • Threshold Lecture – The Good Neighbor: Fred Rogers through the ...
    this Threshold Series presentation is a conversation, featuring Maxwell King, author of the new Fred Rogers biography “The Good Neighbor: ...
    Maxwell King and Ken Gormley: Closing message and invitation to ...
    President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation Maxwell King provides closing remarks at The First Amendment for the Twenty-First Century ...
  • Welcome from Maxwell King: First Amendment in the 21st Century ...
    A welcome message from Maxwell King, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, at the opening of first day of the First Amendment in ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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