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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?
800 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-288-2777 or toll-free at 866-564-6972
Donating to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Here are some of the many ways to help Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. For more information, please call a member of our Donor Services Team.
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 gifts via credit card or checking account make giving easier for many WPC members and provide sustainable income to support programs all year long.
Many companies will match employee contributions, greatly increasing the impact of your gift at no additional cost to you.
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.
Charitable gift annuities, trusts and bequests provide meaningful support to WPC, while also benefiting the donors and their families.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a replacement acknowledgment.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Personal Information We Collect
WPC’s websites use online forms for you to request information, purchase products, subscribe to emails and newsletters, sign up for events and volunteer. We may collect your mailing address, email address, phone number(s), unique identifiers (such as location, operating system, devices, webpage interaction statistics, user names and passwords for WPC accounts), and payment information (bank account or credit/debit card numbers needed to fulfill your registration, donation or purchase).
WPC uses this information to customize the site for return visitors, aggregate demographic information, provide analytics to optimize site navigation, store preferences, enable portions of the site, and to support delivery of advertisements. At no point does this information combine with personally identifiable information such as name, address, phone number or email. If WPC aggregates and anonymizes personal information, the data will no longer be considered personal information.
WPC may also collect personal information you provide to us over the phone, in email, or through a face-to-face conversations.
How We Use Your Information
Your information is used for the reason you contact us, such as to process donations, process and ship purchases, provide you with publications via email or regular mail, register you for an event or volunteer opportunity, or to respond to your request for information.. This information is also used to get in touch with website or facility visitors when necessary.
WPC will also use personal information to comply with requests from law enforcement, to protect the Conservancy against fraud and unauthorized transactions and to defend against hackers.
Our online surveys may ask you for contact information, typically your email address, which we use to send you information about our organization. You may opt out of receiving future mailings and information. Please see the opt out section below.
Banking, Credit Card and Debit Card Information
Banking, credit card and debit card provided to Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and/or Fallingwater, www.WaterLandLife.org and/or www.Fallingwater.org as part of the ordering or donation process is not stored by WPC.
Choosing to Opt Out
We will honor your request to opt out of receiving future printed and electronic communications from us at the point where we request information about you. You may, at any time, choose to also opt out of including your information on any list that is exchanged with unaffiliated third-party organizations by contacting us at the mailing address or email address below.
Also, you have a right to be informed of and have access to any personal data that WPC has on file for you. In addition, you have a right to object, change, retain and/or restrict any personal data collected.
Contact us at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15222, or email@example.com to request more information or to receive a copy of your personal data. Please allow the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy up to 30 days to respond to any GDPR requests regarding how user information is stored, collected, used and shared.
As part of our efforts to continually expand membership support for our programs, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy occasionally exchanges portions of our member list with a small number of carefully screened organizations that conduct similar programs or services that may interest our members. The information shared includes name and mailing address.
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 Development Department toll free by phone at 1-866-564-6972, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or postal mail at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15222. WPC will also remove names from our mailing lists at the donor's request and will honor all requests to not contact a donor by mail, telephone or email.
Contacting the Website Administrator
Our websites may contain links to other websites that WPC does not own nor manage. WPC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you have any questions about this privacy information, the practices of or interactions with our websites, you can contact WPC’s website administrator at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Our Mission
- How We Work
- Maps of Our Work
- Watershed Conservation
- Land Conservation
- Conservation Science
- Community Greening Program