Our Mission

Our mission is to engage women in philanthropy and to collectively fund grants to charitable initiatives that serve the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut. The goal is to identify unmet needs in the community and provide grants worthy of impactful change to Greenwich for not for profits.  We are committed to promoting volunteerism by exposing our Membership to many local worthwhile charities.  We help our Members become more educated and informed about philanthropic choices and meet like-minded women who share their interests.




Family Centers, Greenwich Empowering local Children, Adults, Families, and Communities to Realize Their Potential through a strong multi-disciplinary approach, seeking funding for the Windrose School project at Greenwich High School.The PYP Grant Champions: Melissa Denis, Melissa Nisenson, Lauren Schweibold





First Tee of CT: Impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Seeking funding to develop this program in partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich.The PYP Grant Champions: Karen Hopp , Dara Johnson, and Kirby Grabowski Lim

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Swim Across America: Uniting local swimming communities to host benefit swims that raise money to fund critical cancer research and clinical trials. Seeking funding for an additional researcher at St Jude's hospital to explore genetically engineered immune cells to attack pediatric cancers.The PYP Grant Champions: Nancy Carr and Sarah Sippel

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Testimonials

I feel like I have less and less time, and PYP is a great way to combine being with talented, interesting, like-minded people, and also doing something great for a charity in our community. Combining funds really allows our members to make a big impact on a local...

Joining Pitch Your Peers has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my life in Riverside. PYP is an organization of remarkable women, who truly care about the Greenwich community, commit time, money and resources to help those in need.

The value of pitching a charity to peers goes well beyond winning the monetary award - we brought attention and awareness to their cause, generated interest in their activities, and gave feedback, ideas and connections to people-power to help my charity reach their...

This is a fabulous way to meet like-minded individuals while making a difference in our community. The leaders make this journey fun and easy!

PYP gave me the opportunity to share a passion of mine with a group of women with different interests and backgrounds. Not only did I get the experience of pitching, but I was able to extend my reach in a very efficient (and fun!) way.

Not only did pitching for my organization educate the PYP membership about it, but preparing to pitch also gave me the opportunity to dig deeper into my organization, learning more about its needs and its work. Putting in that work to learn more made me an even more...
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