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Your Gift to PHLF’s HRP Program Ensures Its Success

Thank you for your generous matching grant. Your gift helps preserve our historic religious property and the heritage it represents. We could not have done this without your support.

––St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Southside

Please help us reach our goal of raising $75,000 in support of PHLF’s Historic Religious Properties (HRP) program by making a cash contribution or a planned gift by the end of this year. Your support of this program is critical and determines the number of grants PHLF is able to award in 2013. PHLF has received 51 donations this year totaling $22,290.00. With the help of many more people, we will reach our goal.

  • For a cash gift, please click here to make a tax-deductible donation. Go to “Contribute” on the home page; select the amount of your gift; and direct it to Historic Religious Properties.
  • Planned giving: There are other ways to make a gift that will not only help us in 2013, but could maximize your tax benefits.  For example, when you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares, you get the same tax deduction as if you had given cash. That’s because your deduction for these forms of gifts is based on their market value, and you incur no capital gains liability on the transfer to us. It’s one of the best tax incentives left, and we can work with your broker to make a gift of securities simple.

To learn more about the advantages of making gifts of appreciated assets to support our HRP Program, visit: or contact our planned giving office at or 412-471-5808, ext. 538.  Other creative giving ideas can also be found at

PHLF’s matching grant program is the only place most historic religious properties can turn to for help in making critical exterior repairs to their buildings. By encouraging careful, informed, and economical stewardship, PHLF helps ensure that these architecturally significant places of worship will be taken care of for future generations.

Whichever way you choose to support the HRP program, please remember that your gift is leveraged. “Each grant from PHLF is matched by the congregation, making donations from our members and friends even more valuable,” said Mr. Dorman. Whether you choose to support the HRP program or another important PHLF project or program, thank you for helping to make possible our many preservation successes.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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