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 generative 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.

Crown Support Roots
Bough Support Roots
Foliage Support Roots

CROWN SUPPORT $15,000+

  • Private personal guided tour in the park of your choice with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy staff and 10 family or friends. 
  • Upgraded Roots Giving Society benefits package for the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon: Picnic in Your Park event.
  • Exclusive invitation to the Roots Giving Society “Park Talk and Walk” series which will feature an in-depth look at our parks with digital, socially distant, or in-person options available.
  • Exclusive invitation to the Roots Giving Society Summer Appreciation Event.
  • Name or logo included on listings on the Parks Conservancy website, the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Picnic in the Park program and in an issue of the donor newsletter.

BOUGH SUPPORT $5,000 - $14,999

  • Upgraded Roots Giving Society benefits package for the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon: Picnic in Your Park event.
  • Exclusive invitation to the Roots Giving Society “Park Talk and Walk” series which will feature an in-depth look at our parks with digital, socially distant, or in-person options available.ts.
  • Exclusive invitation to the Roots Giving Society Summer Appreciation Event.
  • Name or logo included on listings on the Parks Conservancy website, the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Picnic in the Park program and in an issue of the donor newsletter.

FOLIAGE SUPPORT $1,996 - $4,999

  • Exclusive invitation to the Roots Society “Park Talk and Walk” series which will feature an in-depth look at our parks with digital, socially distant, or in-person options available.
  • Exclusive invitation to the Roots Society Summer Appreciation Event.
  • Name or logo included on listings on the Parks Conservancy website, the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Picnic in the Park program and in an issue of the donor newsletter.

The roots giving society members

Honorary Chairs: Meg and George Cheever

Crown Supporters

Gabriela & David Porges · Jim Spencer & Michael Lin  · Nick & Kristin Varischetti 

Bough Supporters

David & Wendy Barensfeld · Dan & Debby Booker · Chip Burke & Carole King  · Jack & Joan Diederich · Chris & Dawn Fleischner ·  Robert M. Hernandez & Karen L. Blumen · David & Lilla Hillman · Robert Levin & Kerry Bron · Katie & David McSorley  · Sandy & Gene O'Sullivan · Bill & Helana Pietragallo · J. Preston Levis Charitable Foundation · Bill & Lieba Rudolph · Colleen &  Henry Simonds · Marguerite Standish

Foliage Supporters

Peter Bird · Marian & Bruce Block · Suzy & Jim Broadhurst ·  Linda B. Burke · Barbara & Jerry Chait · Bill & Debbie Demchak · Abigail & Michael Foster · Rebecca Foster & Mike Kazar · Matthew Gleason & Dr. Alayna Butcher · Patrick A. Gray · Dan & Vicki Holthaus · Mark & Erikka Jones · Brian & Polly Mullins · Dr. Mildred S. Myers · Maurice & Nancy Nernberg · Dick & Jan Pagliari · Daniel & Lauren Resnick · Fred & Maryann Steward · Harry & Jane Thompson · Bill & Jane Valenta · Mr. and Mrs. R. Dell Ziegler ·Maris & Robert Dauer · Pete Lehmann & Ann Valdes

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for more information, please contact:

James Snow

Senior Development Director

jsnow@pittsburghparks.org