Erin Molchany has dedicated her life to her community.
As Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), she brought people together to make Pittsburgh a better, more diverse, and more prosperous place to live. She worked tirelessly to retain Pittsburgh’s young people by connecting them to our community and encouraging them to stay and invest in its growth and prosperity.
Erin came to Pittsburgh for school and stayed to serve. While working her way through college at Duquesne University, Erin dedicated herself to helping others. She worked at the Emergency Services Department of the American Red Cross. There she learned the importance of community leadership and how our community comes together in difficult times. That our community was only as strong as it was united. And that good leaders could make our region better.
Erin shared this experience into the Coro Center for Public Leadership where she directed the Community Problem-Solving Fellowship, the Emerging Leaders in Public Affairs and the Women in Leadership programs. These programs taught Pittsburghers the skills they needed to succeed personally and professionally while encouraging them to succeed at home and help build our communities.
Erin’s tireless devotion to the region won her an appointment to Pennsylvania’s You Lead Initiative. As Co-Chair, she fought to make Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania, a better place for young entrepreneurs to invest their time, energy and passion.
In 2006, Erin was elected Vice President of the board of Directors for the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) where she promoted economic development, public safety and a thriving business district. During this time, Erin became a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Non-Profit Partnership (GPNP) participating on the GPNP’s Public Policy Committee.
Erin owns a home in Mt. Washington.