Our Charity Partners need us more than ever, so if you plan to participate on Giving Tuesday please consider the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Proceeds from our event benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School. Our Charity Ambassadors would greatly appreciate your support as we try to eclipse the $6 million all-time giving mark. We’re only $76,000 away!
You can make an online donation by clicking the blue box below or mail a check to
the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association, 1000 Gamma Drive, Suite 106, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
Giving Tuesday is a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. This idea has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give generously.

You Can Also Give Through the United Way

Does your company participate in United Way campaigns? Would you like your contributions to stay right here in Pittsburgh and help us help others? We’ve got great news! The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is enrolled as a Contributor Choice Agency of the United Way. That means that the dollars you give to the United Way can be steered to the Grand Prix! Simply select Agency ID #1308229 when you contribute to the United Way at home or at work, and your United Way contributions will help our charities.

The PVGP makes a difference in the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by Merakey Allegheny Valley School in Western PA. Projects of the PVGP – including program development, facility renovations, and equipment – help individuals to become more independent and fulfill their potential.

This past year, the PVGP made it possible for automatic doors to be installed at our Pittsburgh Campus gym. Now, with a push of a button, individuals who utilize a wheelchair for mobility can independently enter and exit the building. Funds also helped to renovate a kitchen in one of our community homes to include technology that allows the residents of the home to participate more fully in meal preparation. Both projects, and many others, are helping individuals to learn new skills and live life more fully.

Another amazing impact of the PVGP is the community it builds. Each year the Mearkey AVS ambassadors and their friends – and our family and staff members – are active volunteering and participating in PVGP events. We love the cars, the festivities and the friendships that have developed over the years. Thank you to the PVGP for all it does for the Merakey AVS family!


The Autism Society of Pittsburgh – a chapter of the Autism Society of America – addresses the needs of individuals with autism through a comprehensive array of information, advocacy and referral services, which are provided to their families and the caring professionals and service providers who work with them. This includes creating, developing, and improving programs and approaches in diagnosis, treatment, education, training and social adjustment.

Autism is a neurological disorder that impairs behavior and communication; often tragically. More than 9,000 families in Southwestern Pennsylvania have children with this disability-close to 5,000 alone in Allegheny county- according to a 2011 census. That number has only increased; in 2018 the CDC indicated a national rate of 1 in 59 births are children with autism. Their families are often overwhelmed by the enormous task of discerning and providing for their complex needs.

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