ACHIEVA's Giving Day Was a Success Thanks to Donor Generosity!

ACHIEVA has impacted our family in ways that we didn't even know were available.

For Immediate Release                                                        
Lisa Razza, Director of Communications
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Countless families will benefit thanks to generous donations during ACHIEVA's Day of Giving

PITTSBURGH, PA - A generous donor, Ronald Chiurazzi, offered to match every dollar for dollar up to a total of $10,000 on ACHIEVA's Day of Giving, October 23, 2018. The gift will be provided in honor of his late wife Patricia and son Ronnie. Supporters of ACHIEVA did not disappoint! The campaign reached 90% of it's $10,000 goal.

All donations will support the Blanco Family Fund for Advocacy and Family Supports, established by ACHIEVA’s Board in honor of Marsha Blanco, ACHIEVA’s recently retired President and CEO of nearly 39 years.  This fund will enable ACHIEVA to generate resources over time to help support the organization’s advocacy and family supports, and help countless people well into the future. 

The Skiffen family values the role of ACHIEVA in their lives. Melissa Skiffen shared, "Someone had told us that the number one thing we could do to make sure he (Keifer) had all of his needs met was to contact an advocate at ACHIEVA. To say we were impacted by the services ACHIEVA provides is an understatement. I honestly don't believe that Keifer would be where he is if he hadn't had the services that were provided through this agency."

Thanks to kind and generous donors, ACHIEVA can continue to impact families through their no-cost advocacy and family supports services.


ACHIEVA is a non-profit organization located in southwestern Pennsylvania providing lifelong supports to people with disabilities and their families. ACHIEVA strives to empower individuals with disabilities and their families. We offer a wide array of supports and services including ACHIEVA Family Trust, Advocacy, Disability Healthcare Initiative, Early Intervention, Home and Community Supports, Older Adult Protective Services, Recreation, Representative Payee and Residential Supports. ACHIEVA works towards engaging in a community where disability is a distinction that makes no difference.