1951

Joins the Board of Trustees of the Ellis School, becoming a Lifetime Board Member in 1966.

1952

Mrs. Heinz, Henry and Elsie Hillman
Joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Society Board of Directors. During her time on the Board, she will serve as a member on the Executive Committee, volunteer for many Annual Fund campaigns, and help open up board membership to those in the Jewish community

1954

 
Elsie and the WQED Flying Zucchini’s; Elsie and Mayor Dick Caliguiri
Begins volunteering at WQED Multimedia from its inception as an advertising assistant. She will later become chairwoman of the board

1957

Becomes an associate member of the Carnegie Museum Women’s Committee. She will serve on this committee for most of her life.