The Pittsburgh community received another significant donation from a member of the Steelers Ownership Group today following a $250,000 contribution from Doug Lebda, it was announced this afternoon. The Steelers have designated two charities to be the local beneficiaries of the Draft-A-Thon, the Salvation Army and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Lebda, Founder and CEO of LendingTree, became a partner of the team's Ownership Group this past December. Lebda is from Central Pennsylvania and founded the financial services firm based in Charlotte, N.C. Lebda's father, Bob, is a Western Pennsylvania native.
The Steelers kicked off the NFL's Draft-A-Thon yesterday with significant donations from President Art Rooney II and his wife Greta, along with members of the Rooney Family, Head Coach Mike Tomlin and General Manager Kevin Colbert, as well as members of the Steelers Ownership Group.
This year's NFL Draft will include many firsts, including the "Draft-A-Thon" to help support communities around the Country in meeting the needs associated with the COVID-19 emergency. The NFL Draft will bring communities together by rallying clubs, players, fans and partners with a three-day virtual fundraiser, the NFL's "Draft-A-Thon." The NFL teams and League Office will be calling on fans and communities to donate during the NFL Draft to one central fund benefitting several COVID-19 relief efforts, which were selected by the NFL Foundation.
Fans can make their donations at: at NFL.com/relief where there will also be a live donation tracker. The organizations whose COVID-19 relief efforts will benefit by donations are: Salvation Army, United Way, American Red Cross, Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, and the CDC Foundation.