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6 Things You Need for a Successful Fundraiser

We asked local nonprofits to give us their best tricks and tips.

Sweet Spot: The Bakery that Serves Dessert with a Purpose

Wes Lyons and Amber Greene's Cakery Square serves its cupcakes with a side of youth empowerment.

Healing with Music in The Key of Community

A Mt. Lebanon resident and her friend create a nonprofit that aims to transform lives by sharing the arts through piano donations, community projects and educational programs.

Single Mothers: How One Woman Changed the Narrative

The traveling photo essay and video series created by Heather Hopson aims to change the narrative surrounding the negative stereotypes.

FAME isn't Fleeting with This Scholarship Program

The Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education expands its work to help students from low-income neighborhoods excel in life as well as school.

What Does Adult Education Look Like in Pittsburgh?

Literacy Pittsburgh’s mission goes beyond teaching people to read — but that mission remains a pressing concern.

A Home for Wisdom: Why She Left Her Pittsburgh Life for Kenya

Pittsburgher Kate Fletcher grew up as an orphan. Now, she’s helping orphaned or abandoned girls in Kenya find their way.

One Day to Remember Helps Pittsburghers Make Lasting Memories

Local nonprofit One Day to Remember makes bespoke memories for families with parents struggling with life-threatening illnesses.

Perspectives: Making Space

A playground trip causes Amy Whipple, whose son has extra needs, to reflect on how simple — and charitable — it can be to make space for someone else.

Give Big Pittsburgh Returning for Its Second Year

There’s no such thing as a bad time to give back, but some days are better than others.

Three Rivers Champion: Sloane Davidson

Davidson started an organization that gives refugee and immigrant families aid based on real, person-to-person relationships, not transactions.

Three Rivers Champion: James S. Perry

Perry combined his love for athletics and volunteerism to create a youth athletic association that at its height provided organized softball and baseball to more than 350 boys and girls.

Taste of the NFL Raises Money for Local Food Bank

A former Steelers player and a Pittsburgh chef travel to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII to cook and auction off a helmet to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Sewickley Man Donates $37 Million After Death

A man whose loved ones say lived a simple life has made the second-largest donation in the history of a Pittsburgh nonprofit.

Three Rivers Champion: Cecile Springer

A self-proclaimed “loudmouth,” Springer says her favorite part of volunteering is meeting other people and persuading them to do what she wants them to do.
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Are you a volunteer? Do you know someone who makes our community a better place through volunteerism? Nominate them for Pittsburgh Magazine’s Three Rivers Champions online recognition program, where we tell the stories of local individuals whose charitable deeds are worth celebrating.

Meet our champions here.
 

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