2000

Helps build a coalition of support and serves as a link to the Governor’s office for the Riverlife Task Force, a group dedicated to restoring Pittsburgh’s riverfronts.

2001

Henry and Elsie with Mayor Tom Murphy, grandaughter Nina Fisher and grandson Henry Simonds
Convenes a summit of all the organizations in Pittsburgh representing young, diverse, professionals, thus launching the New Pittsburgh Collaborative

2002

Elsie and Henry at ground breaking for Hillman Cancer Center
Oversees opening of and helps to secure state funding as a primary patron for the Hillman Cancer Center, helping to obtain $5 million in state funds for the Center.

2003

Co-chairs the Pittsburgh Financial Leadership Committee with David Roderick and to recommend solutions to the City of Pittsburgh’s financial crisis.

2004

Received honorary degree from Robert Morris University - Dr. of Humane Letters

2004

Elsie, Bill Truehart, former President of the Pittsburgh Foundation and Duane Ashley, Director of City Parks along with city lifeguards
Co-chairs the Save Our Summers (SOS ’04) campaign with William Trueheart of the Pittsburgh Foundation to raise $1 million to reopen public swimming pools and recreation centers.

2005

Participates in the Row Office Reform Referendum campaign

2006

Joins the Board of Directors of the Elsie H. Hillman Foundation while also co-chairing and helping to establish Run Baby Run, a PAC dedicated to helping women run for government offices at the local and state level

2007

 
Elsie with students from the Northside Pathway Charter School
Joins the steering committee for the Youth Crime Prevention Council (the name of this effort has been changed to Youth Futures)

2008

Elsie speaking at IWF Conference in Pittsburgh
Receives Leading Light Honoree designation from the International Women’s Forum.

2008

Collaborates with the Pittsburgh Foundation, United Way of Allegheny County, and other foundations to launch the Neighbor-Aid campaign to support nonprofits struggling to meet increased demand as a result of the economic crisis.

2009

Elsie along with Teenie Harris
Hillman receives the first Urban League Lifetime Achievement Award.