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As a member of the Garden Club of America since 1914, The Garden Club of Allegheny County has been committed to its mission of promoting knowledge of horticulture, interest in conservation and historic preservation, environmental education and civic planning and planting programs throughout Allegheny County.
PIZZAZZ is the garden club's major fundraiser and is much more than a remarkable collection of unique boutiques from all over the country; the proceeds from PIZZAZZ are awarded as grants, nearly $900,000 to date, to support conservation and educational programs in every corner of the Pittsburgh community.
Please join us to celebrate our 18th PIZZAZZ on October 16-18, 2013 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
A Letter to Our Sponsors
Dear Friends of PIZZAZZ:
We are happy to report that The Garden Club of Allegheny County's (GCAC) fundraiser, PIZZAZZ 2012, was another huge success and we were able to fund the GCAC Community Trust Fund well. As a result of PIZZAZZ 2012, GCAC was able to donate nearly $80,000 to GCAC's Community Trust Fund. This fund is GCAC's source for grant monies that support a wide variety of horticultural, environmental, conservation and civic programs throughout our region. The recipients who have benefitted from GCAC's grants are listed on the GCAC website.
The generosity of our Benefactors, Patrons and Sponsors has been responsible for a large portion of PIZZAZZ profits. We are able to commit as a committee to this project because we have your financial backing. Thank you for that commitment to the GCAC’s mission. We ask you to consider joining this distinguished group of supporters in 2013. Your tax-deductible contribution includes admission to the exclusive Preview Party, Wednesday evening, October 16th. You will also receive free admission for shopping on Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18. In addition, your name and sponsor level will be included in our PIZZAZZ 2012 invitation, provided your reply is received by June 30, 2013.
We look forward to seeing you at PIZZAZZ 2013 in October. You can keep abreast of the developing PIZZAZZ details on our website gcacpgh.org. We guarantee you will come away with some terrific finds and the knowledge that your dollars are supporting a host of vital projects in Pittsburgh, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.
Thank you again for you continued commitment to PIZZAZZ.
PIZZAZZ 2013 Co-Chairs
PIZZAZZ is GCAC's major source of funds for the grants we make to horticultural and environmental projects around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and
Westmoreland County. Some of the recent projects we have supported with proceeds from PIZZAZZ:
Phipps Botany in Action To support plant-based research funding for a PhD student conducting research as a Phipps-GCAC BIA Fellow.
Tree Pittsburgh To integrate youth service-learning and public education activities into its community tree nursery program.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH)/Maple Tree Research To support research, conducted by Dr. Cynthia Morton, to analyze the genetic diversity of maple tree populations in the Pittsburgh area.
Allegheny Land Trust To create a Master Plan for the complex 180-acre former Pittsburgh Cut Flower property that ALT has under contract to purchase.
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association To support a project, in coordination with the Pittsburgh Job Corps Center, to further advance the use of green infrastructure.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy To support Phase II implementation work of the Fort Pitt Tunnel Garden; the upper-most bed on the airport-side of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.
Reformed Presbyterian Home To support the beautification of a portion of RPH’s frontage and to expand the horticultural interest of their residents and the broader community.
St. Margaret Foundation To support the purchase of plant material to be used to establish the new Garden of Hope.