The TC Open Charitable Foundation was started with the simple concept of giving back. From there it has grown into an organization that has donated over $1.3 Million to various charities including most recently Outdoor Odyssey, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Fisher House of Pittsburgh and the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp.
In 1996, college students Chris Prado and Tom Pirosko, both originally from McMurray, PA and graduates of Peters Township High School decided to start a golf outing as a way to raise money for the Homeless Shelter of Pittsburgh. After two years the TC Open switched directions and started a long partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Pittsburgh, which it has been working with ever since.
The TC Open has become a registered 501(c)3 organization and is named The TC Open Charitable Foundation. In addition to the golf outing held annually in Pittsburgh, there are several additional events each year including a golf outing and sporting clay event in Hudson, OH, another sporting clays event and a live music concert in the spring in Pittsburgh, PA.
The foundation is always focused on helping children, but in recent years has put an emphasis on helping the children of our military. As Americans we are fortunate that so many men and women make the decision to defend the freedoms we enjoy every day. And with these freedoms, we want to give back to our military men and women by supporting their children.
While TC Open Charitable Foundation continues to grow we have always understood that it is because of the great support we receive from our sponsors and supporters that allows us to continue to expand our outreach. Thank you to all and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Chris Prado – Founder & Co-Chairman
Chris and his wife Ashley have four children and currently live in Hudson, OH. He is employed by Wentz Financial Group as a Financial Advisor & Director of Business Development. In addition to the charitable work he enjoys coaching and golf.
Tom Pirosko, D.O. – President & Co-Chairman
Tom and his wife Melissa have four daughters and live in Venetia, PA. He is a doctor working as the Medical Director in the Emergency Department at Washington Health System Greene, in Waynesburg, PA. In addition to the fundraising for the foundation he enjoys coaching and traveling with “the girls”.
Eric Prado – Vice President
Eric has been working with the foundation since inception in various roles. He and his wife Christy have 2 children and live in McMurray, PA. Eric is the Chief Operating Officer at Intelligent Electronic Systems. He too coaches several sports and enjoys time with his family.
Bryan Pirosko – Vice President
Bryan has been helping out with the foundation since the beginning in 1996 taking on several different responsibilities. He and his wife Shannon have two children and also live in Venetia, PA. He is the Regional Director at Prudential Advisors in Pittsburgh and enjoys coaching children as well.
Brent Charriere – Vice President Northeast Ohio
Brent is the newest edition to the team having come on board in 2012. He and his wife Erica have 3 children and reside in Hudson, OH. He is a Regional Vice President & Business Consultant for John Hancock Investment Management. He too likes to coach and play golf in his free time.