Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Protestors calling for the resignation of Arnold Mayor Karen Peconi demonstrated outside before the city council meeting on July 10, 2018.
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"Bring the hoses?"


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Pastor Kara Propst of Salem Lutheran Church remembers Betty Hags as a woman of faith and creativity whose generosity surprised an entire congregation.
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The Power to Start a Legacy


Giving
Students plant, water, weed and harvest vegetables and flowers at Hope Garden, a former vacant lot in New Kensington.
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The Power to Give Where It Matters


Grantmaking
Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg is an iconic symbol of the region's history of civic engagement and leadership.
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The Power to Make a Difference


Community Leadership

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County responds to the ever changing needs of our county by working as a community matchmaker in the areas of grantmaking, community leadership and donor development. CFWC is committed to building better communities, now and forever.

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Foundation Hires Development-Donor Service Officer

GREENSBURG, Pa, July 24, 2018 – Mallory N. Reese, a Westmoreland County native who has worked in development for several of the region’s largest nonprofit institutions, will continue in that role at The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. 

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“Bring the hoses?”

It’s an unfortunate fact that most local elected officials win their positions by way of a small percentage of those eligible to vote. But holding office as a member of a school board, council, board of supervisors or mayor means something far greater than what is represented in a vote tally.

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Women of Purpose

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

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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.