TO DATE, THE PVGP HAS DONATED OVER 5 MILLION TO OUR CHARITIES
A Race Where Everybody Wins
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s mission is to produce a world-class vintage automotive event in order to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region. Because of the generous support and contributions from our sponsors, and the dedication of our volunteers, we have been fortunate enough to donate over $5 million to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School since 1983.
Autism is a neurological disorder that impairs behavior and communication; often tragically. More than 4,000 families in Southwestern Pennsylvania have children with this disability. Their families are often overwhelmed by the enormous task of discerning and providing for their complex needs.
Existing solely on donated funds, the Autism Society of Pittsburgh – a chapter of the Autism Society of America – addresses the needs of these children 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.
Allegheny Valley School (AVS) has been providing lifelong opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities (IDD) since 1960. Today, AVS offers a variety of residential and therapeutic programs to nearly 900 individuals through 125 programs and facilities in nine Pennsylvania counties. AVS cares for some of the most vulnerable citizens in our communities.
Proceeds from the PVGP are used to cover expenses at AVS that are not reimbursable by Medicaid including equipment, new program development, renovations, improvements and so much more. The PVGPA helps to improve AVS’ programs and facilities throughout western PA.