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

News Release

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. 

Stories

“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.

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.