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Westmoreland Cultural Trust, like many arts organizations across the country, has been hit hard by the devastating impact of Covid-19. Since our prolonged intermission began in March, more than 100 shows at The Palace Theatre and more than 250 events at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center canceled due to the pandemic. The Trust is fully committed to our mission of continuing the stewardship of the performing arts in the region. But we need your help to make that happen.

 

DONATE TODAY

The pandemic has caused a severe financial burden on Westmoreland Cultural Trust. With an anticipated loss of revenue approaching $500,000 during this intermission, we need your help to sustain us through this difficult time. Your donation today will help ensure that the doors will once again open, and the community can come together to celebrate the arts.

If you remember the thrill you felt when the lights dimmed and the curtain lifted for that special evening at the theatre, or the excitement you felt as you strolled through the alley for the first time taking in the art-filled corridor, or the memories made with loved ones during one of our many free public events, then you know how critical the arts are to a community.

Westmoreland Cultural Trust works to foster art in the region and cultivate local talent through our Incubator for the Arts program and Achievement in the Arts, an initiative that honors 70+ high school seniors each year for their artistic achievement.  In addition, a number of community arts organizations and nonprofits call The Palace Theatre and Greensburg Garden & Civic Center home.

Not only does art enrich the lives of those who experience it, but its economic impact is felt by regional small businesses and restaurants as guests dine, shop, and stay while visiting the area. The Palace Theatre’s economic impact on the region is more than $12 million per year, helping to build a stronger, thriving cultural district and support locally owned small businesses.

The current health crisis has crippled the arts community. Please consider donating any amount so that we may weather the storm and make certain that art continues to be at the heart of our community.

A sincere thank you to the foundations and donors who have already contributed to helping us keep the arts alive.

 

Donations over $50 include a Westmoreland Cultural Trust Membership.

                     

                     

                   

     

 

Tax Benefits for Giving

The CARES Act creates a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to cash contributions made in 2020 and can be claimed on tax forms next year. The law also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the law raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. Please consult your tax advisor for full details.


THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO GAVE

Kevin Mark Schreiber
$103

Herbert Kramer
$1,000

Jan Merlino
In Memory of Theresa Merlino
$100

Linda Dudik
In Memory of Marge Dudik Goffus
$257.50

Anonymous
$25

Cindy Stine
$103

Dr. George and Sharon Hazelwood
$75

Anonymous
$200

Caroline Olasin
$50

David and Melissa Townsend
$25.75

Madeleine Fisher and Michael Rolla
$75

Joe & Sally Cowell
$103

Patti and Don Marco
$51.50

Dawn and Henry Wang
$103

Daniel and Ginny Parker
$103

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Clark
$51.50

Dr. & Mrs. Angelo & Pamela DeMezza
$100

Anonymous
$25

Kirk Fellabom
$50

Walter Hunter
In Honor of Students of Greensburg-Salem School District Music Program
$51.50

Margaret L. Ryan
$51.50

Mary Jo & Bud Santimyer
$25.75

Barbara Off
$50

Bill McKinley
$75

Alan Tignanelli
On Behalf of all the Musicians who Bring us Live Music
$50

Warren and Mary Kipling
$100

Carla D. Wilson
$103

Craig and Sharon Ostheim
$25

Jennifer Gordon
$25.75

Debra Gresh
$25

Mr. Gerald Gluch, Mrs. Sharon Gluch
In Honor of Mr. Gerald Gluch
$515

Mike & Marilyn Urban
$25

Scott and Debra Smith
$103

Melissa F. Thiros
In Honor of The Palace Theatre
$25.75

Robert and Carol Boscarino
$103

Barb
$10

Joe and Daune Hickey
$51.50

Anonymous
$103

Betty M. Yeager
51.50

Amy E. Petro
In Honor of Jeannie & Kevin Bock
$51.50

Anonymous
$51.50

Kevin & Cathy Jansma
$103.00

Darren & Regina Beatty
$1030

Diane Hartland
$200

Patricia Swank 
$100

Eric and Hon. Michelle Bononi
$100

David McDonald and Barbara Hutchinson
$50

Harry and Barbara Henninger
$1000

Pierce Soffronoff
$20

Donald Byrd
In Memory of Rita Reese
$51.50

Barbara Spivak
$25.75

Carol Baker
$30

James H. Granville
$103

Dana Ferry
$51.50

Tom Goldinger
$51.50

Jim & Pat Murphy
$50

Trevor Holliday
$100

Carl and Kathleen Nichols
$50

Lori Albright
On Behalf of Stellar Precision Components
$515

Timothy C. Andrews, Esquire
$100

Mr. & Mrs. H. Huertas
$25.75

William N. Hamilton, Jr.
$25.75

Anonymous
$50

Douglas Rosensteel
$100

Carl and Kathleen Nichols
$50

Anonymous
$200

Daria Miller
$50

Brian & Barbara Tychinski
$103

Anonymous
$1000

Michael & Katherine Jasik
$50

Michelle Merryman
$25.75

Anonymous
$51.50

Anonymous
In Memory of Bob and Roth Gesalman
$25.75

The Kocaks
$25.75

John and Natalie Debich
$100

Anonymous
In Memory of Jean Liu

$103

Dr. Stephen A. Schrum
$100

Jonathan Nadle
$25

Anonymous 
$25.75

Anonymous
$25.75

Dave and Mary Pat Holl
$25

Phyllis Eichner
In Memory of Louise Wall
$50

John & Cathy Mary
$515

Sam & Diane Paul
$103

Dannielle Spivak
$100

Sandy & Marty Tamasy
$25

Anonymous
$25.75

Eric & Lynnette Thaler
$103

Anonymous
$103

Bob & Tyna Kaltenbaugh
$51.50

Debbie Manning
$77.25

Charles A. Greiner
$103

Robert E. Zischkau Jr.
$103


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102 N. Main Street, Suite 232
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724.836.1123


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