The Frick Art & Historical Center receives $10,000 MassMutual Foundation Grant


The Frick Art & Historical Center a multi-disciplinary art and history museum serving more than 144,000 visitors annually, has received a $10,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program. The Frick Art & Historical Center is one of thirty-two organizations nationally to receive an award. The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of David Burstin, a MassMutual agent with MassMutual Pittsburgh.


“We are stronger when we come together as a community, and our Community Service Awards program recognizes a group of MassMutual financial professionals who embody this spirit, working with members of their respective neighborhoods, towns and cities, helping nonprofits with which they are involved grow and thrive,” said Dennis Duquette, Head of MassMutual Community Responsibility and President of the MassMutual Foundation. “We are proud of the time and energy David dedicates to better his community and delighted to support the great work MassMutual financial professionals do with organizations across the country.”


The Frick’s mission of furthering the vision of Helen Clay Frick and sharing authentic experiences with art, history and nature that inspire and delight guide the organization in providing welcoming experiences to all audiences though its exhibitions, collections and programs.  Guided by its organizational values of curiosity, authenticity, service, and empathy, the Frick aspires to realize its vision: to make our experiences of discovery, inspiration and learning essential to people’s lives and to the cultural fabric of our region.


“The MassMutual Foundation grant supports our core mission by enabling us to serve, educate, and inspire our community.  With the Foundation’s support, we will continue to steward and interpret our extraordinary collections, share renowned works of art, and preserve an indelible part of Pittsburgh’s heritage,” said Elizabeth E. Barker, Ph. D., Executive Director of the Frick.


David has been with MassMutual Pittsburgh for many years.  He joined the Board of Trustees of the Frick Art & Historical Center in 2010 and has dedicated countless hours of time and talent to help the organization grow and flourish.


“I am very pleased that my dedication to the Frick has been recognized by the MassMutual Foundation,” said David. “This grant will provide much needed funding to continue supporting our community through the Frick’s innovative and inclusive educational, community and family programs including our strong tradition of programming for those who would otherwise have limited opportunities for learning in museums—some 11,000 schoolchildren, families, and youth who participate in our standards-based education programs each year.”



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