The People & Partners Behind Our Work

Our work is guided by some of the nation's most highly respected early childhood experts and nonprofit organizations

 

 

 

Corporate Leadership

With support from PNC’s executive management, PNC Grow Up Great® is directed by Sally McCrady, Director of Community Affairs and Chair and President of the PNC Foundation.

A cross-functional team of PNC employees from different areas of the company work together with early childhood experts to bring Grow Up Great to life.

 

 

Dedicated Employees

Employee volunteerism is integral to our program's success.

Our progressive employee policy offers:

40

Hours of Paid Time Off

Per full-time employee, each year, to engage in volunteerism

On April 4, 2017, we introduced our first company-wide "Great Day" event across all of our corporate offices and retail branches which offered hands-on volunteer opportunities for PNC employees - from teacher 'Thank You' cards, to handmade backpacks and building tricycles - that were easy to accomplish within a normal workday.

Our first annual event was a success, with over 12,800 employees participating. Over 32,000 volunteer hours were recorded and our company-wide book drive brought in nearly 50,000 books. We look forward to Great Day 2018!

 


Great Partners

Our Nonprofit Alliances

To create quality resources, we work closely with some of the nation’s most highly respected early childhood experts and nonprofit organizations, including:

Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, helping
kids grow up smarter, stronger and kinder!
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National Head Start Association
National Head Start Association is a nonprofit organization that advocates and provides resources to ensure that every child,
regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.
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The Fred Rogers Company
The Fred Rogers Company, producer of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, creates a wide range of multimedia materials dedicated to young children, their families and those who support them.
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Our Advisory Council

We've assembled an Advisory Council of leaders in the early childhood education field that provide ongoing strategic direction and guidance for the Grow Up Great program. 

The Council is constantly ensuring we're a leader in advocating for early childhood education, identifying opportunities for strategic partnerships, tracking our progress and ensuring that all of our efforts reach, resonate and benefit young children in their early development phases.

Meet Our Advisory Council Members

Tonya Allen
Tonya Allen
Skillman Foundation

Maureen Barber-Carey, Ed.D.
Maureen Barber-Carey, Ed.D.
Barber National Institute

W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D.
W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D.
National Institute for Early Education Research

Barbara Bowman, M.A.
Barbara Bowman, M.A.
Erikson Institute

Jerlean E. Daniel, Ph.D.
Jerlean E. Daniel, Ph.D.
Early Childhood Consultant

Sharon Darling
Sharon Darling
National Center for Families Learning

Marcia Egbert
Marcia Egbert
The George Gund Foundation

Deforia Lane, Ph.D.
Deforia Lane, Ph.D.
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Seidman Cancer Center

Michael L. López, Ph.D.
Michael L. López, Ph.D.
Abt Associates


Barbara A. Wasik, Ph.D.
PNC Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, Temple University

Barbara-Ann Weinstein, Ed.D.
Barbara-Ann Weinstein, Ed.D.
Family Central, Inc.

 

Ex-Officio Advisory Council Members

Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D.
Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D.
Sesame Workshop


Paul Siefken
The Fred Rogers Company

Yasmina S. Vinci
Yasmina S. Vinci
National Head Start Association