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 Pittsburgh’s parks is the foundation upon which all our work is made possible. The Roots Society covers 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 members or friends
  • Upgraded 2024 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon benefits package
  • Exclusive invitation to a private cocktail reception with President & CEO Catherine Qureshi
  • Invitation to Roots Giving Society nature series which will feature an in-depth look at our parks
  • Name or logo on the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Roots Giving Society website
  • Name or logo in the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon program
  • Name or logo in an issue of our donor newsletter
  • One discounted rental per year
  • 2024 Roots Giving Society “membership card” which grants you access to the following perks:
    • Exclusive discounts in Schenley Plaza including The Porch and other vendors
    • 10% off Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy swag
    • Five free rides on the PNC Carousel

BOUGH SUPPORT $5,000 - $14,999

  • Upgraded 2024 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon benefits package
  • Exclusive invitation to a private cocktail reception with President & CEO Catherine Qureshi
  • Invitation to Roots Giving Society nature series which will feature an in-depth look at our parks
  • Name or logo on the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Roots Giving Society website
  • Name or logo in the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon program
  • Name or logo in an issue of our donor newsletter
  • 2024 Roots Giving Society “membership card” which grants you access to the following perks:
    • Exclusive discounts in Schenley Plaza including The Porch and other vendors
    • 10% off Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy swag
    • Five free rides on the PNC Carousel

FOLIAGE SUPPORT $1,996 - $4,999

  • Upgraded 2024 PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon benefits package
  • Exclusive invitation to a private cocktail reception with President & CEO Catherine Qureshi
  • Invitation to Roots Giving Society nature series which will feature an in-depth look at our parks
  • Name or logo in the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Roots Giving Society website
  • Name or logo in the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon program
  • Name or logo in an issue of our donor newsletter

The roots giving society members

Honorary Chairs: Meg and George Cheever

Crown Supporters

Dan & Debby Booker · Chip Burke & Carole King · Jay & Ranny Ferguson · Robert Levin & Kerry Bron 

Bough Supporters

Nicolle & James Bagnell · Jack & Joan Diederich · Michael & Susanna Finke · Susan & Mark Gleason · Martha S. Helmreich · David & Mary Koes ·  J. Preston Levis Charitable Foundation · Mrs. Catherine Loevner to honor the memory of Mark Loevner · Justin & Sophie Mackey · Katie & David McSorley · Elizabeth Mertz · The Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation · Sandy & Gene O'Sullivan · Marguerite Standish 

Foliage Supporters

Alan & Barbara Ackerman · Harriet & Ray Baum · Linda B. Burke · The Cheever Family · Maris & Robert Dauer · David & Diane Denis · Andrea DiMartini and Siddharth Panti · Rebecca Foster & Mike Kazar · Matthew Gleason & Dr. Alayna Butcher · Patrick A. Gray · Arthur D. Hellman · David & Lilla Hillman · LaQuatra Bonci Associates · Pete Lehmann & Ann Valdes · Karen Meyers · Inez K. Miles · Dr. Mildred S. Myers · Maurice & Nancy Nernberg · Richard & Cary Reed · Daniel & Lauren Resnick · Pamela E. Rollings · Fred & Maryann Steward · Grace Tan & Lee Branstetter · Barbara & Bruce Wiegand

The Roots Blend

for more information, please contact:

Alana Wenk

Director of Advancement 

awenk@pittsburghparks.org