Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

Education & Advocacy

When Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 budget impasse was in its 267th day, community leaders , citizens, religious leaders, human services providers, and staff and board from The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County rallied in Greensburg to demand the impasse come to an end.
When Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 budget impasse was in its 267th day, community leaders , citizens, religious leaders, human services providers, and staff and board from The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County rallied in Greensburg to demand the impasse come to an end.

Advocacy

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County actively promotes policies that strengthen the people and communities of Westmoreland County. CFWC works with local government and civic leaders to advocate for policies that support nonprofit organizations and the vulnerable populations they serve. Additionally, CFWC works to elevate the voice of the local nonprofit sector, bringing greater awareness to matters that impact us all.

For more information about our advocacy efforts, please call McCrae Martino at 724-836-4400 x 125 or contact us via email:

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Monthly County Covid-19 Response Updates

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, CFWC and the United Way of Southwestern PA began hosting monthly calls to provide the most up-to-date information regarding COVID and its impact on Westmoreland County.  Calls are held on the second Thursday of every month and anyone is invited to attend.

Confirmed speakers during the series have included, but are not limited to:

McCrae Martino, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Alyssa Cholodofsky, Regional Director, United Way
Commissioner Doug Chew
Commissioner Gina Cerilli Thrasher  
Dr. Carol Fox, Chief Medical Officer, Excela Health
Roland "Bud" Mertz, Director, Westmoreland County Public Safety 
Dr. Jason Conway, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit
Sara Stenger, Director, Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Jennifer Miller, Westmoreland County Food Bank
Deb Thackrah, Feeding the Spirit
Dan Carney, Union Mission
and others representing human service organizations throughout the county.
 
Please register here for the monthly call series (once you are registered for one, you are registered for all of them).  The calls are currently scheduled through May 2022.
Feb 10
Mar 10
Apr 10
May 12

Please see below for monthly PowerPoints and recorded sessions.