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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania

575 Lincoln Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15202
tel: (412) 837-2542   Web Site
EIN: 25-1803585

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On November 5, 2018, The Tribune-Review reported that Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "Former executive director of local Parkinson Foundation accused of stealing $28k from charity." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Tribune-Review article.

  • On March 2, 2018, WPXI 11 News published an article titled, "Parkinson foundation investigates 'financial irregularities'; chief departs." For more information, please see the WPXI 11 News article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 25-1803585
Name in IRS Master File PARKINSON FOUNDATION OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
NTEE Code G20
NTEE Classification Birth Defects and Genetic Diseases
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania
575 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
tel: (412) 837-2542
EIN: 25-1803585

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