Endowment

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Montour Trail Endowment Fund

The Montour Trail Council has an endowment fund to help with maintenance costs once the fund is mature. The highly regarded Pittsburgh Foundation administers the fund, and several local advisory groups direct the investments in a “pooled” account.

As an MTC member, you can make annual gifts directly to the Trail, or you can support the Endowment Fund. When doing your financial or estate planning, consider a gift to the Trail, either directly or through planned giving with The Pittsburgh Foundation.

There are several ways to do this beyond the obvious ones of donating money or appreciated securities. Your gift might be to name the Montour Trail Council in your will or as a beneficiary in an existing life policy. You could also begin (with tax-deductible dollars) a new policy that names the MTC as owner/beneficiary. Yet another technique is a charitable gift annuity, offering you a lifetime of tax-sheltered income. Check with your tax professional for advice specific to your situation.

If you would like to help ensure the continued maintenance of the Trail, call The Pittsburgh Foundation at 412-394-2624 and mention your interest in supporting the Montour Trail. Or, if you prefer, you can contribute online. Of course, gifts of any type to the endowment fund are tax-deductible. To donate to the endowment fund, make your check payable to The Pittsburgh Foundation, with a note of Montour Trail Endowment Fund in the memo section of the check (Montour Trail Fund if you don’t have enough room!). Send the check to:

The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh PA 15222
Phone: (412) 394-2624

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