Sponsorship and Funding

2021-2022 Event Sponsorships Now Available!

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CONNECT sponsors solely contribute to our special events, which are open to our municipal members, partners, and friends. We have various events throughout the year, and two annual events: The Legislative Session & Reception every April where our municipal members vote on new resolutions and policies for the year, and our Friendraiser every October which is a more informal networking event to celebrate all that CONNECT's network does together. These are fantastic opportunities to build relationships across the region and are critical to the culture of collaboration within our organization. Everything we do is possible because we have learned to trust each other and share knowledge and resources. We rely heavily on these events to provide positive experiences for all so that our members are open to working with new partners and with other municipalities.

Email tessdejong@pitt.edu for more information.

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Event Sponsors!


ALCOSAN logo     Gateway Engineers logo

ALCOSAN is one of the region’s premier environmental and public health organizations, treating wastewater for 83 Allegheny County communities, including the City of Pittsburgh.

Gateway Engineers provides a full range of civil engineering services to a diverse group of clients. Serving the Western Pennsylvania region since 1954, Gateway Engineers played a prominent role in developing Pittsburgh and its communities. Gateway is driven by our mission to help clients reach a higher level of success through knowledge, experience, and responsiveness.

Leading Level

Columbia Gas logo   HRG logo   Michael Baker International logo   Peoples gas logo   Port Authority logo

Friend of CONNECT Level

Allegheny land trust logo   CS McKee logo   Dickey McCamey logo   First national bank logo   

Thank you to our past and current funders!

Benedum Foundation
The Buhl Foundation
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Heinz Endowments
Hillman Foundation
Jefferson Regional Foundation
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Richard King Mellon Foundation
Staunton Farm Foundation