PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2018 – The PNC Foundation today announced that it will donate $100,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to help those impacted by this weekend’s tragic events at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
The Foundation also will match PNC employee contributions to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh that support community relief efforts, up to $100,000.
“The people of Pittsburgh form a very close and tight knit community, and the impacts of this senseless shooting are far reaching, extending well beyond Squirrel Hill,” said Bill Demchak, PNC chairman, president and chief executive officer. “This horrific incident has affected us all, and we hope this donation reinforces that PNC and its employees are dedicated to supporting our region during this very difficult time, as our community moves forward to heal and recover together.”
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.