Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

Welcome to our News Room. Use the links, above, to access current and archived news releases, as well as news coverage of our programs and donors, listing of upcoming events and stories from our own publications.

For media inquiries, please contact Doug Root at The Pittsburgh Foundation at 412-394-2647 or rootd@pghfdn.org

Community Forum

Stories

Women of Purpose

An endowed scholarship fund at The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County supports scholarships from a historic women's organization.

Stories

Sounding the Alarm

PENNSYLVANIA — specifically, native son Benjamin Franklin — created the concept of volunteer fire brigades, which have served small communities since 1736. But nearly three centuries later, rural communities like many in Westmoreland County are struggling to maintain that selfless tradition.

Faced with a sharp decline in volunteer firefighters, philanthropic and emergency services officials turned to a federal government program to make Westmoreland the proving ground for a novel recruitment strategy.

News Release

Community Foundation to Oversee $300,000 Clean Vehicle Fund

Statement on PennEnvironment settlement from Phil Koch, executive director of Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

Greensburg, Pa., Dec. 20, 2017 –  The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC) has been chosen to oversee a $300,000 fund established under a Clean Air Act settlement with ArcelorMittal for air quality violations at the company’s Monessen coke plant.