c o m m u n ity u p d ate s continued Gene Puskar Go for the Gold Marshall Goldstein, Realtor Sandy Goldstein, ABR, e-Pro Call on the GOLD TEAM of Sandy and Marshall Goldstein Our team provides you with exceptional service in every aspect of selling your home or helping you purchase one. 412.854.Sold x 215 724.941.9400 x 215 412.721.0306 cell School's back in already. You probably don't need a reminder, but here's one anyway: if you're behind the wheel, keep an eye out. if you're on foot, remember that the car outweighs you by about 20 to 1, so if the driver's too busy texting to see you, step back and let the fool go. 1190 Gallery Drive McMurray, PA 15317 www.sandygoldstein.com Sandy@Sandygoldstein.com GoldsteinMarsh@aol.com Thank YOUR TOWn You probably don't think twice about donating to the college you attended decades ago, so how much would you be willing to give to the community where you spent the majority of your life--the place you grew up or raised your children? The Mt. Lebanon Community Endowment was created for people want to ensure Mt. Lebanon remains a vibrant community and are willing to donate funds to sustain and enhance the quality of life for the community's residents. Mt. Lebanon Commissioner Dale Colby conceived the idea for this philanthropic foundation that will fund programs and initiatives promoting family, education and community because he felt Mt. Lebanon had more worthy causes than the municipality could financially support. The endowment has been gestating for several years, but is now ready to begin accepting donations and bequests. "We are on the beach and our feet are in the water," says Bonnie Bagay, Valleyview Road, development committee chair. The endowment's first event will be a financial planning event at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, September 26, at Mt. Lebanon Library. The morning session will feature a panel of experts, including a representative from the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council, an estate lawyer and certified fi- nancial planner. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Board president Ruby Kang, James Place, says the event will educate people about the various ways they can give. Adds Bagay, "You don't always have to write a check." Throughout the year, the endowment will host small wine and cheese events at houses throughout the community. "These will not be fundraising events," Kang says, "but meet and greet sessions for folks to get to know who we are and what we are doing." If you are interested in hosting or attending a gathering, contact Kang at rkang174@comcast.net or 412-973-0222. In addition to applying for tax-exempt status, the board is discussing the logistics of opening an office and plans to apply for a Department of Community and Economic Development grant to purchase computers and other office supplies. Other public events are being discussed. Board members--representing a cross-section of expertise, including lawyers, financial experts, community volunteers, doctors-- are: Anne Fleming Babish, Bagay, Mike Blehar, Gloria Blint, Evan Bloch, Dorene Ciletti, Dale Colby, Robert Gannon, Kathy Goff, Jamie Hankins (treasurer), Andrew Hasley, Richard Hosking, Kang, Joseph King (assistant treasurer), Keith Lagnese, Rick Lerach (vice president), Joe 20 mtl september 2009