Connecting Companies with Community

One of Pittsburgh's Business Events team's top goals is to ensure business events leave a lasting impact on the Pittsburgh community.

As the primary connection point between clients, visitors and local Pittsburgh assets and experiences, the Pittsburgh's Business Events team strives to find beneficial connections between clients and local stakeholders to create programs or to participate in community service projects. 

Whether you are looking to make a monetary donation, participate in a service project, or integrate the community into your event programming, we are here to help! Contact your Business Events representative today to be matched with a local non-profit that aligns with your mission or learn how your group can incorporate the Pittsburgh community into your next meeting or event.

Past Legacy Initiatives:

Association of College & Research Libraries 

  • ACRL raised and donated $660 for SisterFriend, collected and donated about $900 worth of essential household and personal hygiene items for the Free Store 15104 and donated more than $1,700 worth of flowers to Scent With Love.

Pennsylvania Municipal League

Association of Science and Technology Centers

  • Science educators from around the country joined local organizations (Carnegie Science Center and The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh) to offer science demonstrations and activities to hundreds of Pittsburgh-area students at the Hands-On Science Showdown. 
  • The event featured hands-on demonstrations from leading educators and local organizations, with opportunities to make steamroller prints, take apart electronics and see STEAM-based activities up close. Hundreds of students in grades two through eight attended this free event that was also open to the public and ASTC Conference attendees.

Anthrocon Charity Donation

PCMA Convening Leaders Hospitality Helping Hands

  • In a partnership with Beverly’s Birthdays, more than 150 volunteers assembled 200 newborn essential kits and celebrated with a Not So Itty Bitty Baby Shower for 20 Pittsburgh-area moms-to-be. 
  • The group also donated $10,000 to Beverly’s Birthdays.

PCMA Party with a Purpose

  • The PCMA Foundation donated $10,000 to Living in Liberty, a local safe house that works to combat human trafficking in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 
  • The foundation also donated $15,000 to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Global Education Fund in honor of the Tree of Life victims. 

PCMA Social Impact Projects

Pittsburgh's Business Events Team helped coordinate four service projects for PCMA Convening Leaders volunteers, including:

  • – Compiled 2,134 menstrual kits for Pittsburgh-area women’s shelters 
  • Operation Gratitude – Constructed 2,000 kits for local responders and overseas troops 
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools – Produced 2,000 creativity kits 
  • Living in Liberty – Assembled 240 street outreach bags for victims of human trafficking 

American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) 

  • Backpack Stuffing Project - Attendees prepared 1,000 backpacks with more than 10 back-to-school items for Pittsburgh Public School students. 
  • Park Clean Up - Through a partnership with Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, attendees planted willow trees and conducted invasive plant and trash removal in Frick Park.
  • Food Donation - ASTRA partnered with the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and donated leftover food from its meal functions to Jubilee Kitchen and 412 Food Rescue
  • Toy Donation - In hand with Good360, ASTRA donated toys, games, school supplies and juvenile products to under-privileged children and families in need.

National Down Syndrome Congress First Responder Training: Disability Awareness

  • More than 100 local first responders received hands-on training from the group, learning how to effectively identify, address and respond to the various disabilities they may encounter in the line of duty.

 METALCON Supports the Veterans Leadership Program

  • Funds were raised and donated to the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania to provide essential housing, employment and vital support services for eligible Pittsburgh-area veterans, service members and their families with the goal of improving their self-sufficiency, sustainability and quality of life.
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