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.

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Community Forum


Turn Market Gains into Community Good

Giving now while the market is up makes it possible to take an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of shares — and avoid long-term capital gains tax on the appreciation.


Circling to Uplift

In Westmoreland County, the community foundation is leading giving circles that realize the philanthropic potential of donors and the self-sufficiency potential of those in need.

In The Headlines

Local, state entities raising money ahead of 2020 census

Officials from Westmoreland and Allegheny counties have already established complete count committees, which are working to raise funds to aid local businesses and educational institutions. So far, the Westmoreland committee has raised $50,000 to be used for community outreach in regards to the census, said Phil Koch, executive director of the Westmoreland Community Foundation. Koch said the original $25,000 grant came from an anonymous donor and was matched by the Pittsburgh Foundation.

Trib Live


Every Penny Counts

A beneficiary of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County's scholarship program describes how awards help donors honor loved ones while making college more affordable.