Non-Profit Cultural Heritage Leadership

CEU Cultural Heritage Leadership Conversations

February 17th, 2022, Thursday, from 3:40 PM to 5:10 PM CET

Join Zoom Meeting

Join us for a conversation with Amy Buchan, the vice president and chief operating officer, Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation, Homestead, PA

About this conversation

Amy Buchan will walk us through the story of Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation established in 1992 to preserve and interpret the industrial and cultural heritage of the Pittsburgh region through its five historic and 21st-century sites and the eight-county National Heritage Area it manages. As a heritage-led NGO, Rivers of Steel supports economic revitalization, promotes heritage tourism, and preserves local recreational and cultural resources for future generations. We will discuss the organizational structure, funding model and learn about the cultural, educational, and tourist programs hosted by Rivers of Steel. Amy Buchan will share her experience in managing the planning process and eventual fundraising campaign for non-profit heritage-led organizations.

Event details

This online conversation will consist of a 15-minute presentation by Amy Buchan, followed by a 50-minute Q&A facilitated by Samah Ibrahim and Klaudia Veizaj, CEU MA students. After that, the participants are invited to join a 20-minutes open discussion.

About the speaker

Amy Buchan is the vice president and chief operating officer in Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation. Amy holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Piano from Westminster College (PA) and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Duquesne University. Amy Buchan has over 20 years of experience working in nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and higher education in southwestern Pennsylvania and abroad. Before joining Rivers of Steel, Amy held positions as the Director of Development at the American University of Rome (Italy); Director of University Advancement at Central European University (Budapest, Hungary); and Senior Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations at Chatham University (Pittsburgh).