Todd Rascoe Memorial Fund
Todd Rascoe graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and went on to Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Todd was a pioneer in software development and had an international career that spanned four continents in Israel, Germany, South Africa and the United States. Todd brought his family back to Pittsburgh to care for his mother, and joined his father and brother at Thermal Industries. First his mother, then his brother David, and ultimately he himself succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but this did not define him. A leader in his professional life and in his community, he brought his experience and expertise to his many community roles, including at Congregation Beth Shalom and the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh. Todd had a deep passion for Israel, and worked tirelessly to build connections between Pittsburgh and Israeli communities.
The Rascoe family set up the Todd Rascoe Memorial Fund at the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation to honor Todd’s memory. Donations will be split between organizations that he and Batia have passionately worked with to improve ALS research and to build bridges between communities in Pittsburgh.