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Pittsburgh Public Schools Students Thank Businesses and EITC

PHLF is included on the list of “Educational Improvement Organizations” under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2010, seven businesses contributed a total of $29,140 to PHLF so eight Pittsburgh Public Schools could participate this year in our “Building Pride/Building Character” trolley tour, among other tours and activities. We thank the following for making our “Building Pride/Building Character” program possible:

We thank Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Pittsburgh City Council representatives, security guards at the City-County Building and Courthouse, Molly’s Trolley, the Fort Pitt Museum, and Duquesne Incline for cooperating with us to make this program such a success.

  • PNC Bank
  • Equitable Gas Company, LLC
  • Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company
  • ESB Bank
  • Bridges & Company, Inc.
  • Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.
  • Allegheny Technologies

Here are a few of the many compliments we received from the students and teachers who took a full-day Molly’s Trolley tour with us this May, with stops at the City-County Building, Courthouse, Fort Pitt Museum, Fort Pitt Block House, Duquesne Incline, and “Points of View” statue on Grandview Avenue:

  • This is the best field trip I’ve ever been on and I’ve been teaching for 20 years. My students learn more from this trip than they could ever learn from a book. They talk about it for years afterwards. Thank you!” [Pittsburgh Dilworth]
  • “Thank you for your generosity in making this possible. Many of my students would never have the opportunity to explore these treasures of Pittsburgh. They loved it. Getting to ride a trolley was just icing on a delicious cake!” [Pittsburgh Murray]
  • Please keep the Building Pride/Building Character program alive! Our children need to learn about the rich history our city holds through real-life experiences such as this! Thank you, PHLF!” [Pittsburgh Phillips]
  • Please provide funding so all Pittsburgh Public School students can benefit from this experience.” [Pittsburgh Morrow]

To support the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation through this program, please visit the EITC’s Web site and complete the application (Appendix I EIO) found in the “EITC Business Guidelines.” Eligible businesses may receive tax credits equal to 75% of their contribution of only one year or 90% of their contribution if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive years.

For more information, contact Louise Sturgess (412-471-5808, ext. 536) at PHLF.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633