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The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity made possible through the Donald L. Green Legacy Fund. The fund was created to support nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to the care of abused and abandoned animals or historical projects within Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

Applications will be accepted online from Friday, May 17 to Friday, July 12. There is a total of $25,000 to be awarded with a maximum grant amount of $5,000 in this initial round. More details and the online application can be found on the grants page of our website.

The Donald L. Green Legacy Fund is the latest fund that Don has established over the years at the Community Foundation.

Don has spent his life giving back to a variety of organizations, including Ligonier Valley Historical Society, Fayette County Historical Society, Fayette Friends of Animals, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he has multiple endowed scholarship funds, and supported education through a large dining room in memory of his mother, Isabella Wilkinson Green, who was one of the first two students to receive a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Indiana State Teacher’s College in 1927.

After receiving his master’s degree in finance and accounting, Green began a successful investment career in Mellon Bank’s (now BNY Mellon) Trust Department where he analyzed stocks for investment opportunities. He was promoted to manage the trust department’s newly created tax-exempt bond section. As time passed, Green yearned to work directly with clients, one-on-one. This was satisfied by an offer from Pittsburgh National Bank (now PNC Bank). He found this new opportunity particularly interesting and challenging. After a number of years had passed, his original employer made an unsolicited offer for Green to return and work with their clients. Green did so and eventually retired from Mellon.

“At the Community Foundation, we are incredibly grateful to Don for his generosity and giving spirit. His legacy will be alive in a permanent way through the ongoing support of his charitable interests in our region and beyond,” said Community Foundation President Mike Kane.

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