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Riverlife’s Headwaters Circle

Help build a legacy of support for Pittsburgh’s riverfronts through our major giving society.

Since Riverlife was founded in 1999, dedicated support from the community has been essential in our efforts to transform Pittsburgh’s riverfronts.

Thanks to the generous, sustained support of individual donors, we’ve been able to turn a community vision into a massive, 15-mile, 1,000+ acre loop of waterfront parks and open spaces. Project by project, Riverlife’s momentum is fueled by donors who are as inspired by the potential of Pittsburgh’s three rivers as we are.

When you become a Headwaters Circle donor, you’re joining a group of families and individuals that have come together to build a future for Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. Headwaters Circle donors are invited to special behind-the-scenes receptions and tours of riverfront park and real estate projects, activities like our Virtual Coffee Chat series, boat tours, memorable family volunteer opportunities, and more.

Ways to give that fit your preferences.

If you would like to become a Headwaters Circle major donor, please contact Sarah Spiegel, Director of Development, at or 412-258-6636 x 110, or make your donation online now.

Some Headwaters Circle donors choose to give their gifts in a single annual amount, while others utilize our convenient monthly giving option to spread their giving in smaller amounts throughout the year.

In addition to our online options, there are several other ways to give:

Legacy Gifts

Legacy gifts are an important, lasting source of support for Riverlife, and are easier to set up than you might expect. You control the amount you give through a gift in your will, trust, or retirement account. Learn more by contacting Sarah Spiegel, Director of Development, at or 412-258-6636 x 110.

Other ways to give: Check, Stock, IRA, and donor advised funds

Riverlife also accepts donations by check, stock transfers, wire transfers, IRA rollovers, or through donor advised funds.

Mail checks payable to Riverlife to:

One North Shore Center
12 Federal Street, Suite 130
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Your gift of appreciated stock can help transform our riverfronts and offer you additional tax benefits. Please contact Sarah Spiegel, Director of Development, at or 412-258-6636 x 110 before arranging an electronic transfer of securities.

Securities may be transferred to:

PNC Bank
DT #0226
Account #097877387
Account name: Riverlife

Riverlife’s federal tax ID number is 31-1674160.

Donor Privacy Statement

Riverlife values transparency about its operations and holds itself accountable to donors, partners, stakeholders, and the public. The organization aims to use every dollar donated to the Corporation with careful attention to effectiveness and efficiency. The Corporation does not sell or share its contact or donor lists.