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Donations to ACHIEVA in memory of brothers killed at Tree of Life put in memorial fund |

Donations to ACHIEVA in memory of brothers killed at Tree of Life put in memorial fund

Renatta Signorini
| Monday, December 24, 2018 7:30 a.m
Courtesy of Best Buddies
David, left, and Cecil Rosenthal, at a Best Buddies event at Lake Erie.

More than $55,000 donated to ACHIEVA in memory of brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal will be placed in a special fund to support community engagement activities, organization officials said in a news release.

The donations have come from more than 500 people in 35 states and three countries to ACHIEVA, an organization that works with individuals with disabilities. The Rosenthal brothers, who were long-time recipients of ACHIEVA’s services, were among the 11 people killed in the Oct. 27 shooting at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill. Through ACHIEVA, Cecil was set to begin working at Iron City Workplace Services.

In addition to activities, the fund will be used to honor future recipients of the Cecil and David Rosenthal Community Award. The award was created after the shooting. The brothers were posthumously honored with it during an awards ceremony earlier this month.

To donate to the memorial fund, visit and select the fund from the program drop down menu.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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