Our History

2016

  • Sponsored the Fourth Annual Oktoberfest at St. Thomas Church (10/15/16)

  • Participated in the Miracle Field Halloween Party. (10/23/16)

  • The 2016 Golf Invitational was held at St. Clair Country Club on September 26, 2016.

  • The seventh annual free outdoor movie, “Inside Out,” was held on August 18th on the C&RC multipurpose field.

  • The 2016 “Becoming A Competitive College Applicant” was held on February 3rd.

  • The Giving Tea and Night At The Races will be alternated each year

  • Supported a grant to assist them USC Rowing Association to purchase a double shell. The CF logo will be put on the shell. (1/16)

  • The books reviewed by the USC Book Club in 2016 included “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng; “Swing” by Philip Beard; “The Boys In The Boat” by Daniel James Brown; “The Little Red Chairs” by Edna O’Brien; “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead

2013

  • A $3,000 check was received from Erika Deyarmin, Public Sector Services for Waste Management for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC). A $6,000 check was also received from a local dentist, Daniel Petrich, for the EITC.(9/17/13)

  • A $5,000 grant request from the USC Library for Use, Share, Connect The technology was approved. (5/ 13)

  • “Hotel Transylvania” was selected for the fourth annual Free Outdoor Family Movie Night at the C&RC on August 22, 2013.

  • A partnership request of $1,000 was approved to cover the USC Theater rental for a PSO Musicians Concert to raise funds for school districts to promote students’ involvement with the PSO. (5/13)

  • A grant of $15,000 was approved for expenses associated with the 3rd Annual “Celebrate Our Schools.” Gala on February 22, 2014. The event raised over $60,000. (5/13)

  • USC blankets were ordered and will be sold at the CFUSC booth on Community Day, at the Fall Fest and through www.cfusc.org. (5/13)

  • A CFUSC Logo Contest was created to develop a new logo. (3/13)

2011

  • A matching grant of $500 was provided to the Cheerleaders with which to purchase a mat. (12/11)

  • CFUSC returned to its previous website www.cfusc.org. (12/11)

  • CFUSC, in partnership with the

    Upper St. Clair School District,

    hosted the First Annual Upper St.

    Clair Homecoming Gala on

    Saturday, October 1, 2011, at St.

    Clair Country Club. The event

    featured the Class of 2011 Halls

    of Fame Inductees. The $55,000+

    funds raised benefited Academic,

    Arts and Athletic programs.

  • CFUSC sponsored Fall 1994,

    Spring 1996, Fall 2000, Winter

    2005, and Fall 2011 covers of the

    USC TODAY magazine.

  • CFUSC presented a free screening of “Rio” to the USC community at the second Family Movie Night at the Boyce-Mayview Park MultiPurpose Field on August 25, 2011 at dusk.

  • The Bocce League featured 16 couples during the spring and summer. (5/11)

  • Letters of support from the CFUSC were provided to help enable the township to receive a $100,000 grant for the Veterans Memorial Park through the Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund of the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County. (5/11)

  • $10,000 was approved for one of the three flagpoles at the Veterans Memorial Park. (5/11)

  • $10,000 was approved to provide a handicapped-accessible water fountain at Casey’s Clubhouse at Miracle Field. (5/11)

  • A grant of $1,000 to support the Upper St. Clair High School Mentoring Program was provided. (5/11)

  • A scholarship in memory of Baker third grader, Patrick O’Brien, was established to be awarded to a student when his class graduates from High School. (2/11)

  • “Girls Night Out Spring Fling,”

    a fundraiser was held at St. Clair

    Country Club on March 31, 2011.

    Vendors donated a percentage of

    their profits to CFUSC.

  • Spyro Gyra performed on the USC

    Theatre stage on April 8, 2011.

    Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania,

    Inc. was a primary sponsor, donating

    $5,000. The High School Jazz

    Ensemble was the opening act.

  • Program ads were placed in the USCHS Boys’ and Girls’ LaCrosse programs. (2011)

2015

  • Goff Backa Alfera & Company was engaged for the year-end 2015 audit and tax preparation.

  • A $1,000 Hauber Foundation Grant was accepted by CF to fund a USCHS Choir Alumni Reunion. (2/24/15)

  • “Big Hero 6,” was selected as the Sixth Annual Free Outdoor Family Movie, to be shown on the C&RC Multi-Purpose Field on August 20, 2015. (2/24/15)

  • The Innovation Hub at the High School was accepted as an eligible program under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, which lead to a $10,000 donation and will be used for SHOP@USC, which is part of the Innovation Hub. (2/10/15)

2012

  • On October 20, 2012, the “Celebrating Our Schools” Gala at St. Clair Country Club raised $80,000 for technology in the classroom and speaker system at the stadium. Members of the USCHS 1988 and 1989 WPIAL AAAA Championship Football Teams were recognized.

  • The Fall Giving Tea at Terrie Piatt’s home raised $7,500+ on September 12, 2012.

  • A grant request from the USCHS Band Parents Association was approved to help pay for the expense of photocopying the insert for each Luminaria kit they are selling for a fundraiser. (9/12 - $300)

  • The third annual Outdoor Family Movie Night, The LORAX, shown on the C&RC Multi-Purpose Field on August 25, 2012, was a great success with 600 residents in attendance.

  • The EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) application for 2012 was approved in all areas and received $10,000 from Thermo Fisher Scientific as well as PJ Dick, Trum bull, and Lindy Paving.

  • CF acted as a pass-through for $1,250 in donations that have been received for the Leadership Academy. (3/12)

  • A parent seminar, “Are Our Children Safe in Cyberspace?” involving two FBI agents from the FBI “Cyber Squad,” was held on March 28, 2012.

  • USC Boys Basketball program ads have been purchased in 2009 2012.

  • USC Lady Panthers Basketball ads have been purchased in 2007-2012.

2014

  • A motion was approved to reimburse the costs, not to exceed $60 monthly, for advertising outlets for events, such as the Oktoberfest, which cannot go out as an eBlast. (5/13/14)

  • Pre-approved ads in boosters programs were increased to $200. (5/13/14)

  • May 21, 2014, Giving Tea at the home of Jill Vissman raised $7,146+. The next Giving Tea was scheduled for Spring, 2016.

  • A $15,000 grant was approved in support of the Miracle Field/Casey’s Club House playground. A CF individualized recognition plaque will be attached to the playground fencing. (5/13/14)

  • “Frozen” was selected for the fifth annual Free Outdoor Family Movie at the C&RC on August 21, 2014

  • A grant of $15,000 was approved for the Casey’s Club/Miracle Field playground project at the C&RC.

  • A request for $6,000 to enable all second-grade students to attend the Outdoor Classroom was fulfilled by a release of EITC funds in that amount. (3/11/14)

  • In partnership with HS IB Program and Gifted Program, a grant request from the High School UNICEF Club was approved to fund a United Nations speaker for an all-school assembly on April 22, 2014. (2/11/14)

  • A grant request from the Middle School Health & Physical Education Program was approved for a Family Fit Night on March 12, 2014.

  • Funding was approved for buses to take all HS junior class students on a fall and spring “shadow” experience through partnerships with businesses. (2/11/14)

  • A $5,000 grant request from the Director of Choral Activities USCSD was approved to support a partnership with the School District, the High School Music Department, the Westminster Church Music & Arts Series, the Westminster Chancel Choir, the USCHS Choral Boosters, professional soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera, the Academy Orchestra and the USCHS Pantheon Choir, to present “The Verdi Requiem” on November 16, 2014.

  • A Community Foundation Book Club, hosted by trustee Beth Erlanger, was initiated on November 12, 2014, and is ongoing.

  • A $3,000 grant was provided to SHOP@USC, a hands-on, pioneering, student-run business housed Within the Innovation Hub. The grant supplied cameo T-shirts for the first project, proceeds of which will be invested in future endeavors for this Life Skills program. (11/11/14)

  • A $1,000 grant was provided to the PTA Council for the digital and printed Student Directory. (10/14/14)

  • CF participated in the “End of Season Celebration and Halloween Party” at Casey’s Clubhouse at the C&RC on October 18, 2014.

  • The “new” CF logo was officially adopted. (9/14/14)

  • A $2,100 grant was approved, to partner with the PTSO to provide laptop computers that can be borrowed for online learning for students who do not have computers at home. (9/14/14)

  • As a result of an Education & Lifelong Learning Focus Group initiative, a segment of the junior class will experience career exploration opportunities in November and December, 2014. 22 of the 45 businesses contacted are committed to hosting students for tours, panel discussions, and other interactive opportunities (9/14/14)

  • $1,000 was approved for the Native American Educator and musical performances at the November 8th Fall Fest (8/26/14)

  • The By-Laws were amended to allow the Treasurer to sign checks up to A sampling of activities/events made possible by the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION of UPPER ST. CLAIR 1993 - Present the amount of $750 without a second signature. (8/26/14) A motion was approved to reimburse the costs, not to exceed $60 monthly, for advertising outlets for events, such as the Oktoberfest, which cannot go out as an eBlast (5/13/14)

  • Pre-approved ads in boosters programs were increased to $200 (5/13/14)

  • Supported the Upper St. Clair Fire Department by underwriting the cost of the cover for the USC TODAY magazine, $2,000.

  • Partnered with the Musical budget and Town Hall South to provide LED lights for the musical, “All Shook Up.” $1,200

  • Held the Third Annual “Celebrating Our Schools” Gala at Valley Brook Country Club on February 22, 2014. Over $60,000 was raised for technology in the schools.

  • CF sponsored the PSO Musicians Care Concert in the USC Theater on February 1, 2014, to supply funding to schools for an instrument repairs & purchase, to bring students to Heinz Hall for student concerts, and for scholarships for students wanting to pursue a career in music. $10,900 was raised.


Second Annual Charity Golf Invitational
September 25, 2017

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Click here for a sampling of activities, achievements, and events made possible by the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair from 1993 through 2016.