Join your neighborhood library and keynote speaker Maxwell King for a very special presentation celebrating the life and work of Fred Rogers.
Mr. King will talk about The Good Neighbor, his bestselling biography chosen for our Whitehall Reads initiative.
The book tells the story of a soft-spoken icon who became a household name for tens of millions of children through the simple arts of storytelling, song, and companionship.
Zip up your cardigan and put on your sneakers for an event about a good life, good deeds, and the child in all of us.
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 in 2014 as president and CEO. 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 Inquirer was recognized by Time magazine as one of the five best newspapers in America.