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.

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

Our goal is that one day The Roots will cover our organization’s operating expenses completely, to allow us to more nimbly attract donations from other supporters for specific projects and programs. Membership comes with tremendous benefits including behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive event invitations and donor acknowledgement listings.

Crown Support Roots
Bough Support Roots
Foliage Support Roots

CROWN SUPPORT $15,000+

  • Private lunch with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy CEO or donor-selected senior staff member.
  • Invitation to annual appreciation brunch for members with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy CEO.
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes parks tours guided by Parks Conservancy experts.
  • 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 the donor newsletter.

BOUGH SUPPORT $5,000 - $14,999

  • Invitation to annual appreciation brunch for members with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy CEO.
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes parks tours guided by Parks Conservancy experts.
  • 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 the donor newsletter.

FOLIAGE SUPPORT $1,996 - $4,999

  • Invitation to annual appreciation brunch for members with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy CEO.
  • Name or company included on listings on the Parks Conservancy website, the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon program and in an issue of the donor newsletter.

The roots giving society members

Honorary Chairs: Meg and George Cheever

Crown Supporters

Dan & Debby Booker · Susan S. Dorrance · Robert M. Hernandez & Karen L. Blumen · Mike & Ramsey Lyons · Patricia Rooney · Jim Spencer · Nick & Kristin Varischetti · Anonymous

Bough Supporters

David & Wendy Barensfeld · Ritchie Battle · Ann & Marty Davis · Jack & Joan Diederich · Rebecca Foster & Mike Kazar · David & Lilla Hillman · Robert Levin & Kerry Bron · Sandy & Gene O'Sullivan · Marguerite Standish

Foliage Supporters

Linda B. Burke · Jeremy Feinstein & Stefani Pashman · Abigail & Michael Foster · Matthew Gleason & Dr. Alayna Butcher · Patrick A. Gray · Pete Lehmann · Nancy Levine · Jeff & Kate Maurin · Katie & David McSorley · Jayne Miller & Diana Sepac · Brian & Polly Mullins · Mildred S. Myers · Suella Pipal · Daniel and Lauren Resnick · Gayle & Bill Simpson · Fred & Maryann Steward · Harry & Jane Thompson · Mr. and Mrs. R. Dell Ziegler ·

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for more information, please contact:

Julie Segner

Individual Giving Manager

jsegner@pittsburghparks.org