Ways to Give

Photo credit: Roy Engelbrecht.

Give Online

Make a secure donation online to the Fort Pitt Block House NOW.  Click here.

Give by Mail

To make a donation by mail using a check or money order, please send your gift to:
Fort Pitt Block House
601 Commonwealth Place – Building C
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Give in Tribute

Honor Someone Special with a gift to the Fort Pitt Block House

Photo Credit - Molly Fuchs

Photo Credit – Molly Fuchs

As an alternative to traditional gift giving and a unique and thoughtful way to honor a friend, family member or other person in your life – consider making a commemorative gift to the Fort Pitt Block House. A tribute gift to the Fort Pitt Block House is a wonderful way to honor or remember that someone special or recognize an achievement and will be especially meaningful to veterans, preservationists, history buffs and members of the DAR or similar organizations. Tribute gifts can be given during the holidays, on national holidays such as President’s Day, Veteran’s Day and the Fourth of July and for birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. Memorial gifts can be given at the time of death or on the anniversary of a death.

While honoring the person recognized with your tribute, your gift will also provide help keep history alive in Pittsburgh by preserving, protecting and promoting the Fort Pitt Block House.

Please provide us with the name and address of the person being recognized or the family of the person remembered so that we can send them an announcement of your gift. You will receive the appropriate acknowledgement of your gift for tax purposes.

Give and Be a Part of History

Buy a brick, engraved with your custom message, and join us in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Fort Pitt Block House! Each brick sold will be placed along the walkways of the new Edith Ammon Memorial Garden and in front of the entrance to the Block House.

The Edith Ammon Memorial Garden. Photo credit: Roy Engelbrecht.

The Edith Ammon Memorial Garden. Photo credit: Roy Engelbrecht.

Participation in this project offers you a unique opportunity to become a permanent part of history by placing your family name, message or remembrance on the grounds of the Block House.  Your brick will help fund the ongoing costs to maintain and protect the Block House and support our educational programming.

Learn more about the brick program by downloading a PDF of the program’s brochure.  To purchase a brick online, click here.  All mail-in orders, complete the form on the brick brochure and return with payment to: Fort Pitt Block House, 601 Commonwealth Place, Building C, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  Please make checks payable to “Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.”

 

Give More – Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Contact your employer’s human resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

Photo credit: Roy Engelbrecht.

Photo credit: Roy Engelbrecht.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the Fort Pitt Block House may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses of employees.

Give by Bequest

Including a gift to the Fort Pitt Block House in your will or estate plan is a wonderful way to help preserve the past while creating a personal legacy that will continue into the future. A bequest allows you to retain control of the assets gifted during your lifetime and reduce the size of your taxable estate.

Including a bequest to the Fort Pitt Block House in your will or estate plan is simple and easy to accomplish.  You can include a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or name the Fort Pitt Block House as contingent beneficiary should your heirs predecease you. Bequests can be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose.

Please remember – consult your attorney or other advisors concerning the best way to provide for Fort Pitt Block House in your will or estate plan.

Give By Sharing with Others

Photo credit: Roy Engelbrecht.

Photo credit: Roy Engelbrecht.

Have you visited the Block House recently? Are you a regular visitor or volunteer? Do you remember a special experience on a childhood field trip? Share your experiences. Please write a review of the Fort Pitt Block House and post it on our profile on PittsburghGives. Let the world know how history comes alive at the Point in Pittsburgh.

The process is easy and only takes a few minutes:

  1. Start by going to the Pittsburgh Gives website – www.pittsburghgives.org
  2. Click on nonprofit search
  3. Either enter Fort Pitt Block House in the search box or find it on the list provided
  4. When the Block House profile pops up, click on “write a review”

greatnonprofitsSimply follow the prompts provided. In order to post the review, you will have to register either through your Facebook account or by creating an online account with Great Nonprofits.

You can also write a review of your experiences at the Block House by posting on Trip Advisor.com! Reviews are easy to post and can be done through either a Facebook account or an online account with Trip Advisor. Encourage others to visit the oldest architectural landmark in Pittsburgh.

Give Through Participation

Crowds gather for flag ceremony, July 4, 2012. Photo credit - Fort Pitt Society.

Crowds gather for flag ceremony, July 4, 2012. Photo credit – Fort Pitt Society.

The Fort Pitt Block House hosts a variety of events over the course of the year to help raise awareness and funds for our work to preserve and protect the Block House.  Sign up here to receive our email newsletters or follow us on Facebook for updates on upcoming events!