Friends remembered: Henry L. Hillman

Henry Hillman

Henry L. Hillman, 98, of Pittsburgh died April 14, 2017.  He was a former member of the Commission, having been elected in 1951 and remaining on the board for 24 years.  Hillman and his late wife, Elsie, had a long history of service to the Pittsburgh region, serving on numerous public and private organizations, and will be remembered for their extraordinary generosity.  Their benefactions include the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and in 2008 the foundation bearing the Hillman name gave $10 million to Carnegie Mellon University for the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies.  From an editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Hillman’s passing:  “In philanthropy, the Hillmans were the embodiment of donors who did more than write checks. They gave their time, energy and spirit to causes large and small.”