The Pittsburgh Business Show is proud to support several non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area, as well as throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. We have found that non-profit success develops from a mixture of traditional business models that are strengthened by fresh approaches to advocacy, education, and fundraising.
JAWP is the official charitable organization of the Pittsburgh Business Show. This organization prepares young people for economic success and supports free enterprise. The Pittsburgh Business Show will be supporting JA with generated revenue at an awards ceremony on the closing day of the show to help grow the next generation of entrepreneurs in our region.
JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
MAAPE is a Baldrige-based awards program that serves Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. MAAPE helps organizations improve their performance and outcomes, including productivity, workforce engagement, competitiveness, and customer and stakeholder satisfaction. They use the leading-edge Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as the basis for their process and for giving feedback to applicants. While MAAPE’s process is modeled after the prestigious Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the process is not about “winning an Award.” It’s about using the Criteria to perform low-cost, non-prescriptive assessments in addressing each applicant’s unique challenges.
CORE has headquarters in Pittsburgh and is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations in the United States. CORE works closely with donor families and designated health care professionals to deliver the gift of hope by coordinating the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation. CORE also facilitates the computerized matching of donated organs, tissues and corneas. With integrity and compassion, their goal is to bridge the gap between donor families, health care providers, and transplant recipients so that they may forever transform lives.
AFSP is the leading national non-profit organization focusing on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by delivering prevention education and advocacy programs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and supporting those individuals who have lost someone to suicide. The AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states, including Pittsburgh, with programs and events nationwide.