Our Shared Legacy

Our Donors

We are grateful for every generous gift that will help the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy achieve its goals.

Man Standing by a River

WPC’s commitment to protect the land, water and life of the region could not continue without the support of members. To find out more, email members@paconserve.org.

Paul and Anne Mooney

It wasn’t long after Paul and Anne Mooney settled in the Pittsburgh area when they began to feel a natural connection to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s work. Paul, a member of the Conservancy’s board of directors since 2005, explains, “When we first moved here in the mid 1970s, we quickly noticed that most of the places we cared about, such as Fallingwater, McConnells Mill, and the Laurel Highlands, were places that the Conservancy cared about as well. Over the years, we have noted many other examples, including the community gardens.”

Over the last year, Paul and Anne contemplated how they could make a greater impact, beyond their annual contributions, on the Conservancy’s work through the Our Shared Legacy campaign. They concluded that with retirement a few years away, purchasing an insurance policy and making the Conservancy owner and beneficiary was an affordable way to meet that goal.

“We have benefited from the Conservancy’s activities in earlier years,” Paul said, “We would like the Conservancy to use our ultimate gift to continue those activities and pursue new ones so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the water, land and life here in Western Pennsylvania.”

Our success will be our collective legacy, a testament to foresight and commitment to the natural resources entrusted to us.

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