Our Ethics

PREFACE

The Education Foundation is committed to the highest ethical standards and requires that all those affiliated with The Education Foundation – including officers, personnel, volunteers, scholars, and grantees – adhere to a strict code of conduct.

REPORTING FRAUD

The Education Foundation firmly expects ethical behavior from The Education Foundation’s officers, directors, and employees; its scholars; affiliated university personnel; and other business associates. Fraudulent activity clearly violates this policy. Fraud includes any form of deliberate deception used to benefit someone unlawfully or unfairly. Should you observe suspected unethical behavior or fraudulent activity on the part of any of the individuals specified above, we ask that you immediately report the situation to one of the following The Education Foundation representatives:

Frank OrgaPresident 

Andrew Weckman, Development Director 

You may also call (412) 952-1953 or (412) 901-3868, where you can reach each of these individuals personally and discuss the matter confidentially, or leave a confidential message on their voicemail. Please be sure to provide your name and leave contact information, such as an email address and/or phone number.

PROCEDURE

If fraudulent activity has occurred, or if The Education Foundation requires help determining whether or not it has occurred, the President and Development Director will inform the Board of Directors. The Education Foundation management will then initiate further investigation and corrective action. If appropriate, The Education Foundation will contact and seek the assistance of law enforcement officials.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The Education Foundation will handle all reports by all parties in a confidential manner. It is against The Education Foundation’s policy to take any retaliatory action against anyone for reporting suspected unethical or fraudulent activity.