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Phil Mollenkof

Communications & Design Manager
The Pittsburgh Promise

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  • Name: Phil Mollenkof
  • Where I'm From: Tokyo, Japan
  • Where I Live: Morningside
  • Education:
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI; B.A. Communications and Media
  • Company:
    The Pittsburgh Promise

Every day, the work I do makes a real difference in young people’s lives.

If he could design ads and websites from the seat of his bike or the boots of his skis, Phil probably would. He traverses the roads, hills, trails and paths of the SW PA region year-round, by himself, with his wife and 3-year-old son, and in cycling and outdoors groups. “There are so many great places to ride here with all the hills. The number of bike shops just within a couple of miles from my house shows just how active everyone is.”  

Indoors, Phil still makes an impact. As the communications and design manager for The Pittsburgh Promise, a scholarship program for students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, he helps students, their families, and the region’s business and community leaders understand the value of the program which provides up to $40,000 per child for college or workforce training. “This changes the outlook for many students, who may have never thought they could afford college.”  

At home, with a young son and a baby on the way, Phil and his wife stay busy—indoors and out. “We love The Children’s Museum, Highland Park, the Toy Lending Library in the East End, and lots of restaurants—with and without kids.”

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