Posted by Jim Bolas
President Emanuel Panos chaired the meeting
Club Meeting Program Schedule
Sept. 27th – Janet Arida – Outreach & Education Coordinator & Child Grief Specialist – Highmark Caring Place
Oct. 4th – OPEN
Oct. 11th – Chris Zanke – VP of Operations – NovaCare Rehab
Oct. 18th – OPEN
Oct. 25th - John Rozzo; Superintendent of Schools – Upper St. Clair
  • Emanuel Panos
  • Members were reminded of the Chili Cook-off to be held by the Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary Club on Sunday, Sept. 30th from noon to 4 PM at Fairview Park. Emanuel is leading the effort to make chili for the event and looking for volunteers to help. Cost is $10 per person.
  • Also, members were reminded of The Upper St. Clair-Bethel Park Rotary Club’s Annual Chicken Barbecue to be held on Saturday, Sept. 29th at Westminster Church.
  • Emanuel also reminded members that Bob Theakston still has tickets available for our Annual Gourmet Dinner to be held on Nov. 1st.
Speaker – Amy Razem – Development Officer – The Pittsburgh Foundation
The Pittsburgh Foundation, established in 1945, works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community. The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 13th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States.
Funding priorities of The Pittsburgh Foundation are:
  • Self-Sufficient Individuals & Families
  • Healthy Communities
  • Vibrant Democracy
  • Community Projects
The Pittsburgh Foundation has an endowment of $1.2 billion from which to fund projects in the Pittsburgh region. 12% of the population in Allegheny County is below the poverty line. Many related to single-parent families. Funding has been granted to childcare and helping up to 3300 juveniles each year.
An individual may donate funds to The Pittsburgh Foundation through many different forms of assets and investment vehicles some of which could remain invested and a portion remaining available to the individual for personal need.
Amy distributed to the members decks of cards which contained photos of various scenes and asked each member to select one photo which represented something special to them. Several members explained the reasons why they selected the photo they did and what it meant to them.