The Pittsburgh Foundation

Your Living Legacy

Define your living legacy.
Define your living legacy.

Markets may change but your values remain strong.

The Foundation is here for you.

The world may seem out of control. With volatile markets, rising geopolitical tension and the reverberations of the global pandemic, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. While markets may change, some things never will: your values, your commitment to your loved ones and your community — the big things that define your living legacy. The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County can help you take control of your living legacy and make an impact now on the issues that matter most — while also maximizing your tax advantages.


Take control of your living legacy. 

By giving appreciated securities instead of cash, you maximize your giving to nonprofits instead of paying capital gains tax. Consider a planned gift that makes the Foundation the beneficiary of some or all of your IRA, so you can give more while reducing tax burdens on your heirs. If you’re 72 or older, you can use your IRA’s required minimum distribution (RMD) to create a designated, field of interest or scholarship fund. If RMDs aren’t required, consider giving from your DAF to support these issues.

A quick conversation can have lasting rewards. 

Your donor services team can help you maximize the impact and benefits of your year-end charitable giving. Contact The Pittsburgh Foundation at 412-394-2653 or Reach The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County at 724-836-4400 or


Plan now to make a difference for tomorrow.

Through Planned Giving, the Foundation offers specialized services and guidance that can make a powerful difference in the lives of your loved ones, community and future generations. Learn more about giving through your will or estate plan.

Consider establishing a donor-advised fund.

The Foundations have worked for more than 77 years to help individuals and families make long lasting and powerful differences in the lives of others. Establishing a fund is easy. Learn more about how to begin.


The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


development [at] (Email The Pittsburgh Foundation)

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
41 W. Otterman Street, Ste 520
Greensburg, PA  15601 


info [at] (Email The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County)