Roots society

A tree stands tall because its roots are deep.

Membership in this important group of park supporters is as vital to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s existence as the life-giving roots of your favorite park tree.

Members of The Roots contribute an annual unrestricted gift to the Parks Conservancy of $1,996 or more, in honor of the year the organization was founded by concerned citizens like you. This generous support for your parks is the foundation upon which all of our work is made possible. The Roots cover vital park planning, maintenance, community engagement and fundraising efforts for the Conservancy. Membership comes with tremendous benefits including behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive event invitations and donor acknowledgement listings.

Imagine Pittsburgh’s Parks without the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy – thanks to the dedication of these donors you don’t have to.

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CROWN SUPPORT $15,000+

• Private guided tour in the park of your choice with Parks Conservancy staff and 10 family and friends.

• Upgraded Roots giving society benefits package for the 2022 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon in Highland Park.

• Invitation to private cocktail reception with President & CEO Catherine Qureshi

• Exclusive invitation to Roots giving society “Park Talk and Walk” series, which will feature an in-depth look at our parks with digital or in-person options available.

• Exclusive discounts in Schenley Plaza including The Porch and other delicious vendors.

• Name or logo included on listings on the Parks Conservancy website, the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon program, and in an issue of our donor newsletter.

BOUGH SUPPORT $5,000 - $14,999

• Upgraded Roots giving society benefits package for the 2022 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon in Highland Park.

• Invitation to private cocktail reception with President & CEO Catherine Qureshi

• Exclusive invitation to Roots giving society “Park Talk and Walk” series, which will feature an in-depth look at our parks with digital or in-person options available.

• Exclusive discounts in Schenley Plaza including The Porch and other delicious vendors

• Name or logo included on listings on the Parks Conservancy website, the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon program, and in an issue of our donor newsletter.

FOLIAGE SUPPORT $1,996 - $4,999

• Upgraded Roots giving society benefits package for the 2022 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon in Highland Park.

• Invitation to private cocktail reception with President & CEO Catherine Qureshi

• Exclusive invitation to Roots giving society “Park Talk and Walk” series, which will feature an in-depth look at our parks with digital or in-person options available.

• Name or logo included on listings on the Parks Conservancy website, the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon program, and in an issue of our donor newsletter.

The roots giving society members

Honorary Chairs: Meg and George Cheever

Crown Supporters

Ritchie Battle · Susan S. Dorrance · Audrey Hillman Fisher · Robert Levin & Kerry Bron · Mike & Ramsey Lyons · Lea Simonds · Jim Spencer & Michael Lin · Patricia D. & John A. Staley IV · Nick & Kristin Varischetti

Bough Supporters

David & Wendy Barensfeld · Dan & Debby Booker · Jack & Joan Diederich · Michael & Susanna Finke · Mary Louise & Henry J. Gailliot · Robert M. Hernandez & Karen L. Blumen · David & Lilla Hillman · David and Mary Koes · Katie & David McSorley · Sandy & Gene O'Sullivan · Bill & Helana Pietragallo · Marguerite Standish · J. Preston Levis Charitable Foundation

Foliage Supporters

Alan & Barbara Ackerman · Alicia Avery & Virgil Gligor · Cynthia A. Bognar · LaQuatra Bonci Associates · Maris & Robert Dauer · Linda B. Burke · Susan Fisher · Dawn and Chris Fleischner, The Fleischner Family Charitable Foundation · James R. Fleming & Elizabeth F. Hazlett · Abigail & Michael Foster · Matthew Gleason & Dr. Alayna Butcher · Patrick A. Gray · Ethel Olmsted Hansen · Marc E. Hoffman & Janis E. Reed Hoffman · Dan & Vicki Holthaus · Christopher Jordan-Squire · Pete Lehmann & Ann Valdes · Nancy Levine · Go Dog Go, LLC · Brian & Polly Mullins · Dr. Mildred S. Myers · Maurice & Nancy Nernberg · Teresa Pizzella & Jonathan Meck · Pamela E. Rollings · Daniel & Barbara Shapira · Gayle & Bill Simpson · Nicolle & James Bagnell · Fred & Maryann Steward · Grace Tan & Lee Branstetter · Harry & Jane Thompson · Barbara & Bruce Wiegand · Mr. and Mrs. R. Dell Ziegler

The Roots Blend

for more information, please contact:

James Snow

Vice President of Administration

jsnow@pittsburghparks.org