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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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Maxwell King

Former President of The Pittsburgh Foundation & the Heinz Endowments

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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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 ...
    Oct 11, 2018 ... ... this Threshold Series presentation is a conversation, featuring Maxwell King, author of the new Fred Rogers biography “The...
  • 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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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maxwell King for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form 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 pricing information and check availability for Maxwell King or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maxwell King?

    Booking fees for Maxwell King, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maxwell King, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maxwell King?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maxwell King for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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 talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maxwell King or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maxwell King or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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 $10,000 - $20,000. 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 Jim Abbott, Jim Craig, Robyn Benincasa, Gloria Borger and Donna Brazile. 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 ...
    Oct 11, 2018 ... ... 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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