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FAQs About Giving

This section provides answers to the most common questions about donating to and becoming a member of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

 

Contacting the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

How do I contact WPC?

Mailing Address:
800 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA  15222

Phone: 412-288-2777 or toll-free at 866-564-6972
Fax: 412-231-1414

Email: members@paconserve.org

 

 

Here are some of the many ways to help Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.  For more information, please call a member of our Donor Services Team.

 

Membership

Your donation makes you a member of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Membership support provides WPC with the critical resources necessary to carrying out its mission.

 

Monthly Giving

Monthly gifts via credit card or checking account make giving easier for many WPC members and provide sustainable income to support programs all year long.

 

Gift Matching

Many companies will match employee contributions, greatly increasing the impact of your gift at no additional cost to you.

 

Tribute Giving

Honor or remember someone with a donation

You can make your gift online in memory of someone special, or to commemorate a special occasion. We'll take care of the rest. We'll notify the person of your choice of your memorial donation.  You'll also receive a letter of acknowledgement for your contribution, for your tax records.

 

Heritage Circle

Charitable gift annuities, trusts and bequests provide meaningful support to WPC, while also benefiting the donors and their families.

 

Leadership Circle

Members who provide significant annual support of $1,000 or more ensure that WPC can continue to reach our conservation goals.

 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

As the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a 501(c)3 organization, all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The amount of your gift that is eligible for deduction depends on the size and nature of your donation, and whether goods or services are received in exchange for your donation.

When you make a donation, you will receive a written acknowledgment of your gift. This acknowledgment will include the fair market value of any goods or services received in exchange for your gift.

You are encouraged to contact a professional advisor, as the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice.

 

Can I receive a replacement acknowledgment for a past donation?

Yes, please contact us at members@paconserve.org and we will send a replacement acknowledgment.

 

 

Membership Information

When will I receive my membership card?

You will receive your membership card within 10 days of receipt of your membership donation.

 

Can I get a replacement for my lost membership card?

Yes, please contact us at members@paconserve.org and we will send a replacement card.

 

How do I get my admission(s) to Fallingwater?

WPC membership entitles you to a number of discounted or free basic admissions to tour Fallingwater (depending on your membership level) during your membership year, as specified on your membership card.

Please call Fallingwater at 724-329-8501 to make your reservation, inform the representative that you’ll be using your membership admissions, and present your membership card at the gate.

 

Can I lend my membership card to others?

Please do not lend your membership card to others. Membership benefits are not transferable to non-members.

 

How or when do I renew my membership?

We will send you a membership renewal notice in the mail two months before your membership expires.  Your prompt response ensures that your membership benefits do not lapse. You may also renew online.

 

I just joined. When will I receive my first publication?

WPC members receive printed publications quarterly, including our Perspectives newsletter and our Conserve magazine. If you prefer, you can receive a tree-friendly, paperless edition by emailing us at members@paconserve.org.

 

I’ve renewed my membership but keep getting renewal reminders?

Your renewal gift may cross in the mail with your renewal reminder letter. Please accept our apology for the inconvenience, and contact us any time to check on your membership status.

 

What can I do about duplicate mailings?

Although we make every effort to avoid duplication, it does happen.  If you receive a duplicate mailing, please call or email us with the name and membership number on the address label so we can correct it as soon as possible. And if you’d like to pass along a duplicate mailing to a fellow nature-lover who may be interested in membership, we would greatly appreciate it!

 

How do I give a WPC membership as a gift?

A gift membership is a great way to show someone you care about that you also care about the natural world they live in.  Gift memberships are a great idea at any time of the year – holidays, graduations, birthdays or any special occasion – or even no occasion at all! You can give a gift membership here on our website.

You can also send us your name and address, along with the recipient’s name and address with your check made payable to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

 

 

Privacy/Legal Disclosures

Privacy Statement

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to user and donor privacy.  The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site: www.WaterLandLife.org and any other URL owned by the WPC; and our membership and donor programs.

This site contains links to other sites.  Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Our site uses an order form for constituents to request information, products, and services. We collect a visitor's contact information (email address), unique identifiers (user names and passwords), financial information (account or credit card numbers) and shipping information.  Contact information from the order form is used to send orders and information about our organization to our members and supporters.  The contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary.  Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.  Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services.

Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (email address).  We use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our organization.  The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary.  Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

 

Credit Card Information

The credit card information you enter into a form on the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy web site as part of the ordering process is encrypted and securely transmitted to WPC via Blackbaud Merchant Services.  Neither WPC nor Blackbaud Merchant Services retains your credit card information in permanent records; it is stored only for the duration of the transaction, then deleted from our records.

 

Security

Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

 

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.

 

Membership Information

As part of our efforts to support our work, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy occasionally exchanges portions of our member list with a small number of carefully screened organizations.  These organizations conduct similar programs or services that may interest our members.

If you do not wish your member information to be exchanged, or to receive information from other organizations, please let us know by contacting the Membership Department at 412‑288‑2777, by email to members@paconserve.org, or by postal mail at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA., 15222.

WPC will honor your request to remove your name from our mailing lists.  We will also honor your contact preferences regarding postal mail, telephone or email.

 

 

General Information

How can I get more involved with WPC?

We depend on our volunteers and interns for many of our programs and successes.  In fact, more than 5,000 people volunteer every year to help with community gardens, land stewardship and other important projects.

If you would like to help in any way, give us a call or write to us about your interest.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please click Volunteer.

 

Where can I find your financial information?

Please visit our Publications Page for our recent Annual Report, WPC’s IRS Form 990 on Guidestar and our most recent audited financial statement.

 

How do I find out more about the Conservancy's work?

You can learn more about the work we do at the Conservancy by signing up to receive our monthly eNewsletter, following us on social media and by visiting other pages on our website: