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Lisa Scales '78 Named Pittsburgh Magazine's Pittsburgher of the Year

Pittsburgh Magazine's January/February 2021 cover, featuring SSA alumna Lisa Scales '78Shady Side Academy alumna and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Chief Executive Officer Lisa Scales '78 has been named Pittsburgh Magazine's Pittsburgher of the Year for her ingenuity in feeding people under the most stressful of conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scales graces the cover of the magazine's January/February 2021 issue, and the magazine story spotlights not only her tireless work at the food bank but also her lifelong journey of helping others.

"Lisa represents the best of our region," said Pittsburgh Magazine Publisher Betsy Benson. "She is humble, hard-working and has an unrivaled empathy for people who are struggling. Lisa was the hands-down choice for Pittsburgher of the Year."

Pittsburgh Magazine has honored a Pittsburgher or Pittsburghers of the Year every year since 1986.

Read the Pittsburgh Magazine article.

Watch a recording of the virtual celebration.

Congratulations, Lisa!

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