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Michael Pivarnik via Crowdrise
April 26, 2014

Day 89 of Fundraising for the West Penn Conservancy in memory of Marla.  See more
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THE STORY:

I would like to raise $22,000 in memory of Marla Pivarnik. This can only be done with your help and your contributions. You have been given a great opportunity to preserve Marla's name as well as your environment. 

Marla, my younger sister passed away August of 2013. At 22 years old, she had just graduated college with honors in May. She died unexpectedly, shattering the lives of all her loved ones. 

Marla was known for her confidence to speak passionately about concerns and issues to which she felt strongly. She was fiercely passionate about many environmental issues and worked proactively to get the message out. Marla was a supporter of EarthJustice (a national environmental protection group) and had signed many of their petitions. She had personally written to Congress about environmental issues specifically related to drilling/fracking a couple days before she passed. A responce from our state representative was received on the day she died. In respect to that, I have decided to raise funds with your help to benefit the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in memory of Marla. 

Marla’s spirit continues to live on within me; every minute of every day, anything that I do in helping others or preserving our environment, is Marla helping as well. Thank you all for your support and your contributions it is greatly appreciated. For every $1,000 raised I will post a new picture from the next year of her life. Help celebrate 22 years of Marla's life and make the next 90 days memorable by seeing her grow up 1 picture at a time. 

Here is a piece of her obituary for those of you interested in learning more about Marla. Marla matriculated to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and entered their honors program in psychology. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology this past year and was preparing to study for her Master’s degree. While at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania she was selected for membership by the Executive Leadership Council of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a National Leadership & Honors Organization. Marla loved reading, listening to her favorite music, spending time with her friends, and she was a lover of all animals, especially cats. A loving daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend to many, she will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

The Conservancy’s slogan is Water, Land, Life – reminding us of the inseparable nature of these elements., through watershed protection, land conservation, scientific research, green space work and the continued preservation of Fallingwater, they implement their mission and conserve and enhance the most special places in this remarkable region. More than 13,000 volunteers helped plant 135 community gardens in 20 Pennsylvania counties and more than 4,000 street trees, demonstrating Western Pennsylvanians’ commitment to greening our communities.

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$7,251

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eddie Dulick

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • David P. Erra

    $25

  • Jeff Incerto

    $50

  • Jess Williams

    $30

  • Reggie

    $45

  • Ram Miller

    $100

  • Brian Cousens

    $25

  • Barbara Schwarz

    $25

  • Mario Pinotti

    $50

  • Lloyd Family

    $50

  • Sam & Seth Gassner

    $25

  • Sam Hakim

    $200

  • Jackson John DeCarlo

    $100

  • Chesney

    $15

  • joe stoner srr

    $50

  • Lorraine kukucka

    $25

  • Tessa Incerto

    $30

  • Marcie Cranfill

    $25

  • Kathy Muhl

    $25

  • Kerri Jaram

    $10

  • Robert Pack

    $10

  • Nicole

     

  • Jill Takach

    $50

  • Sandy Spontak

    $25

  • Tessa - BNY friends

    $30

  • Aunt Mary

    $50

  • Greg Adler

    $50

  • Diane and William Studdard

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sis and Greg Pacelli

    $50

  • Marla's Neighbors on Mitchell Road

    $325

  • Emily Alexander

    $25

  • Lew Kachulis

    $100

  • Bob's Sub

    $100

  • Laura Miklos

    $50

  • Ethan Gassner and Britnee Zieminick

    $50

  • MOM

     

  • Dawn Dover

    $25

  • Brian & Stacie Rolland

    $50

  • Bill and Bev

    $50

  • Mya

    $45

  • Anita Incerto

    $50

  • Gilbert's 50/50 Donation

    $40

  • Rochelle Gaglione

    $25

  • Mark David

    $25

  • Bob Merrill

    $50

  • Synergy Employees - Brandy, Jen, Linda, Stephanie, Cindy, Corrie, Ashley, E

    $80

  • Gilbert's Employees - Kathy, Pam, Lisa S., Laura T.

    $55

  • Danny Bauer

    $50

  • Linda Mastrangelo

     

  • Andrea Paulden - In memory of Paul Ruffner

    $50

  • Eric Brown - Gilbert's 50/50

    $28

  • j. stoner sr

    $50

  • First National Bank - Geistown Office - Janice, Jennifer, and Jessica

    $30

  • Dad

    $400

  • Sara Frazier

    $20

  • Linda and Michael Spanos

    $50

  • Alex E. Paris Contracting Company Inc.

    $100

  • Carlye Slaughter

    $50

  • Don and Nancy Dunlap

    $100

  • Erin and Ben

    $20

  • Courtenay Dusenbury

    $100

  • Randy & Barb Hogue

     

  • Dee Dee

    $50

  • Patty Bobbie

    $30

  • Beth Anne Kudelko

    $68

  • Rick & Annette

    $50

  • Huston family

    $100

  • M and M

    $50

  • The Boyd family

    $30

  • Doris

    $10

  • Louis and Bernie Parrott

    $25

  • Ryan Miller

    $18

  • NCAA March Madness Tournament Bracket 50/50

    $175

  • Nonnie's Ristorante Ytown OH - John, Joni, Jeff, Tom, Bud, Iris

    $70

  • HG, LLC Hickory Bar & Grille

    $144

  • Chuck Kier

    $50

  • Kevin, Dar & Family

    $100

  • Candy Blair - Gilbert's April 50/50

    $26

  • Uncle George and Bianco

    $250

  • Michelle Garrett - FNB

    $25

  • Kim Slater - FNB

    $30

  • Janet Mozzocio and Tom Freed

    $50

  • Connie Gerba

    $20

  • Lindsey

    $30

  • Becky Domin

    $25

  • Uncle Mike and Betsy

     

  • Primary Health Network

    $250

  • FNB - First National Bank of Pennsylvania

    $500

  • Michael Pivarnik

     

  • Pam Monaco

    $40

  • Carla Infante

    $25

  • Mary Ann and Russ Freed

    $25

  • Bradley Mantzell

    $40

  • Andrea Paulden

    $25

  • Uncle Andy

    $50

  • Pam Myers

    $50

  • Peg Scott

    $25

  • Eric Graham and Family

    $20

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33% Raised of $22,000 Goal

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The Team: $7,251 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Michael Pivarnik

Amount Raised

$6,227

 

28% Raised of $22,000 Goal

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Kolten Hoffman

Amount Raised

$729

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Jackson John DeCarlo

Amount Raised

$240

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Amanda Quarterson

Amount Raised

$30

Donor Comments

Eric Graham and Family

Eric Graham and Family

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Peg Scott

Peg Scott

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Pam Myers

Pam Myers

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Uncle Andy

Uncle Andy

DONATION: $50

A young woman that was loving, gifted, sweet and brilliant. I miss her smile,attitude and her way of letting others know how she felt about whatever was on her mind...very direct. My nice, my little brothers little girl is sadly missed but remembered with a smile.....until that time when we meet again, where death has no sting and tears have no place. Love you. 3 years ago

Andrea Paulden

Andrea Paulden

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Bradley Mantzell

Bradley Mantzell

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Mary Ann and Russ Freed

Mary Ann and Russ Freed

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Carla Infante

Carla Infante

DONATION: $25

Way to go Mike! 3 years ago

Pam Monaco

Pam Monaco

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Michael Pivarnik

Michael Pivarnik

I love you Marla. 3 years ago