the Donors

Born in 1955, Barry Rosensteel is a native of Connellsville, Pennsylvania.  His family has a long association with that region, dating back over two hundred years to some of the early settlers.  For example, through his mother’s side of the family, he is a descendent of Henry Beeson, who founded nearby Uniontown in 1796.  Mr. Rosensteel’s wife Elizabeth was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and later lived in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, with her family.  Barry and Elizabeth met on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in 1974, two years before Mr. Rosensteel graduated from Pitt.

After having planned and overseen the development of real estate ventures for Fortune 100 corporations throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Mr. Rosensteel formed his own real estate development and consulting group.  He is presently managing director of PRIN Investments Real Estate Group located in Phoenix, Arizona.  Mr. Rosensteel has a history of buying and selling works of art.  As a hobby he operates Rosensteel Galleries, which enables him to maintain close contact with artists whose works represent a variety of creative talents. 

Mrs. Rosensteel attended Boston University and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  With the exception of a brief five years as the first elected principal of Taliesin Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and school, Mrs. Rosensteel has owned her own interior/architectural design firm, Elizabeth A. Rosensteel Design Studio, specializing in 12,000–30,000 sq. ft. custom designed homes and commercial/hospitality projects.