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Howard Hanna Children's Free Care Fund

At Howard Hanna, we are dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work. As part of that commitment, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services proudly supports more than 500 causes, charities and events annually in our market areas across the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.

Company Vision Point #4

To give time and resources to help bring a better quality of life to those less fortunate.

The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund Foundation was established in April of 2012 to support the charitable activities of the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund annual campaign. It is governed by a board of directors serving two-to-four year terms. The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund is supported by the Hanna family and by the volunteer efforts of the company’s agents and employees, along with generous donations and sponsorships from the community.

In 1988, we began our annual campaign to raise money for the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to assure that children would never be denied the best medical care available, whether helping children without health insurance pay for treatment or to fund cutting-edge care that insurance may not cover.

The first fundraising event was as a ‘potluck’ luncheon held at the Howard Hanna corporate office. Everyone in the community was invited along with clients, family and friends to the $5 “Chow Chow” luncheon with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital. It was a big success! So the next year, a “Chow Chow” was held at all ten Howard Hanna offices and the name “Choo Choo Chow Chow” evolved as the events were held at office after office, as a train makes stop after stop.

Decades later, the campaign and company have grown to where we have 100+ Chow Chow events each year, and have donated more than $14 million to children’s free care and related programs/activities in the markets where we live and work. We have added children’s hospital partners as we have expanded into new regions. 


Current children’s hospital partners:

  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Hamot Health Foundation (Erie, PA)
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie (Erie, PA)
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Children’s Hospital (Hershey, PA)
  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo/John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (Buffalo, NY)
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
  • MetroHealth (Cleveland, OH)
  • Akron Children’s Hospital (Akron, OH)
  • C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (Norfolk, VA)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH)


Related programs and activities that have benefited from the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund:

  • YMCA Send a Kid to Camp program   
  • Miracle League of the South Hills
  • Safe Kids Erie
  • North Star Reach
  • Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services
  • Urban League
  • Holy Family Institute
  • William Raveis Sandy Hook Elementary Education Fund
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Carnegie Legacy Project
  • Genre’s Kids with Cancer Fund


Look up, not down. Look forward, not back.

Look out, not in. Lend a hand.


The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund is a registered non-profit 501 (c)(3). Federal Tax ID # 26-0812693.
Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

  • Ralph J. Papa
  • Ralph J. Papa
  • Chairman
  • Naples, FL | Retired; Chairman, Citizens Bank of PA
  • Kelly Hanna Riley
  • Kelly Hanna Riley
  • Vice Chairman
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Vice President & Pennsylvania North Regional Manager, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
  • Annie Hanna Engel, Esquire
  • Annie Hanna Engel, Esquire
  • Secretary
  • Pittsburgh, PA | President, Howard Hanna Insurance Services; Chief Legal Counsel, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
  • Tracy Rossetti Delvaux
  • Tracy Rossetti Delvaux
  • Treasurer
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Chief Financial Officer, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
  • Michelle DeGulis
  • Michelle DeGulis
  • Board Member
  • Chagrin Falls, OH | Vice President and Manager, Howard Hanna Chagrin Falls office
  • Congressman Mike Doyle
  • Congressman Mike Doyle
  • Board Member
  • Pittsburgh, PA | U.S. Congressman, 14th District of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Rachel A. Egler, MD
  • Dr. Rachel A. Egler, MD
  • Board Member
  • Cleveland, OH | Director, Community Oncology, UH Cleveland Medical Center; Associate Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Kim P. Georges
  • Kim P. Georges
  • Board Member
  • Norfolk, VA | Manager, Howard Hanna William E. Wood Downtown Norfolk office
  • Rosetta S. Gorman
  • Rosetta S. Gorman
  • Board Member
  • Pepper Pike, OH
  • Dr. Kotayya E. “Koti” Kondaveeti
  • Dr. Kotayya E. “Koti” Kondaveeti
  • Board Member
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Diagnostic Digestive Disease, UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside | Vice President, Network and Business Development UPMC
  • The Honorable Jennifer S. McCrady
  • The Honorable Jennifer S. McCrady
  • Board Member
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County
  • Colleen O'Brien
  • Colleen O'Brien
  • Board Member
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Retired
  • Richard W. Reed, Jr.
  • Richard W. Reed, Jr.
  • Board Member
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Senior Vice President, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr.
  • Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr.
  • Board Member
  • Pittsburgh, PA | President & Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Edward D. Surovell
  • Edward D. Surovell
  • Board Member
  • Ann Arbor, MI | Chairman, Howard Hanna Michigan
  • Reverend Kenneth White
  • Reverend Kenneth White
  • Board Member
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Retired Associate Pastor, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon
  • Cathryn G. Winghart
  • Cathryn G. Winghart
  • Board Member
  • Pittsburgh, PA | Senior Vice President and Manager, Howard Hanna Wexford office

Our local real estate offices host “Chow Chow” fundraising events each year. To see when a Chow Chow is happening near you, check out our calendar of upcoming events below! 

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August 6th8amCatawba Chow Chow
Golf Outing
Catawba Island Club
4235 Beach Club Road, 43452
Contact the Catawba Office
August 24th6pmJackson Chow Chow
Night at the Races
Lake Cable Clubhouse
5725 Fulton Road NW, 44718
Contact the Jackson Office
September 8th5pm-10pmChardon/Chesterland Chow Chow
Evening of Food, Friendship & Beverages
Cana Winery & Restaurant
10036 Wilson Mills, 44024
Contact the Chardon Office
September 8th5pmMonroe Chow Chow
Motorcycle Poker Run
Moose Lodge
1320 N. Macomb, 48162
Contact the Monroe
September 13th6pm-10pmAdams Twp/Seven Fields Chow Chow
Annual Fall Frenzy
Double Wide Grill
100 Adams Shoppes, Mars 16046
Contact the Adams Twp/Seven Fields Office
September 15th10am-5pmShrewsbury Chow Chow
New Freedom Fest/Booth $9
New Freedom Fest
New Freedom, PA 17349
Contact the Shrewsbury Office
September 15th1pm-3pmHowland Chow Chow
Cornhole Tournament
R.P. Murphy's Sports Bar and Grill
1430 Standard Ave, 44438
Contact the Howland Office
September 18th12pm-4pmCamp Hill Chow Chow
Camp Hill Office
3310 Market Street, 17011
Contact the Camp Hill Office
September 21st6pmBeaver/Chippewa Chow Chow
Night at the Races
Center Stage
1495 Old Broadhead Road, 15061
Contact the Beaver Office
September 21st6pm-10pmChelsea Chow Chow
Giving Hope Fundraiser
Chelsea Village Conference Center
1645 Commerce Park Drive, 48118
Contact the Chelsea Office
September 21st9am-1pm/5pm-9pmWooster Chow Chow
Golf Tournament + Dinner
The Wooster Inn & College of Wooster Golf Course
801 E. Wayne Ave, 44691
Contact the Wooster Office
September 25th6pmHampton Chow Chow
Sip, Sip Hooray w/ live music!
Narcisi Winery
4578 Gibsonia Road, 15044
Contact the Hampton Office
September 27th6pm-9pmCollier Chow Chow
Hanna Fest 2018
Collier Community Center
5 Lobaugh Street, 15071
Contact the Collier Office
September 27th7pm-9:30pmSolon Chow Chow
Bingo Night
Grantwood Banquet Hall
38855 Aurora Road, 44139
Contact the Solon Office
September 29th6:30pm-10pmWexford Chow Chow
Octoberfest Night at the Races
Pine Twp. Community Center
100 Pine Park Drive, 15090
Contact the Wexford Office
October 4th6pmStow Chow Chow
Casino Night
Roses Run Country Club
2636 N. River Rd, 44224
Contact the Stow Office
October 5th6pm-10pmAnn Arbor Chow Chow
Washtenshaw County Fairgrounds
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, 48103
Contact the Ann Arbor Office
October 5th6pm-10pmAkron Chow Chow
A Night at the Races
Rosemont Country Club
3777 Rosemont Blvd, 44333
Contact the Akron Office
October 6th6pmCanton/Alliance Chow Chow
Children's Free Care Fundraisier
McKiney Eagles
5024 Monticello Ave, NW, 44708
Contact the Canton Office
October 7th12pm-5pmVA/NC Offices Chow Chow
Party in the Park w/ live band!
Chesapeake City Park
900 City Park Drive, 23320
Contact the Virginia/North Carolina Office
October 12th6pm-10pmAurora Chow Chow
Night at the Races
The Bektram Hotel & Conf Ctr
600 N. Aurora Road, 44202
Contact the Aurora Office
October 12thTBDFox Chapel Chow Chow
Psycle Spin Class
Psycle Fitness
16087 Perry Hwy, Warrendale, 15086
Contact the Fox Chapel Office
October 12th12pmYork Chow Chow
5th Annual Golf Tournament
Grandview Golf Club
2779 Carlisle Road, 17408
Contact the York Office
October 13th3pm-7pmEllicottville Chow Chow
Wine Tasting & Pairing
EVL Winery
14 Monroe Street, 14731
Contact the Ellicottville Office
October 13th6pmGreen Chow Chow
Night at the Races
Queen of Heaven Church
1800 Steese Rd. Uniontown, 44685
Contact the Green Office
October 14th12pm-5pmCranberry Chow Chow
Tailgate at Treesdale
Treesdale Country Club
1 Arnold Palmer Dr, Gibsonia 15044
Contact the Cranberry Office
October 18th5:30pm-8:30pmSewickley Chow Chow
Soups & Spirits
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
200 Broad Street, 15143
Contact the Sewickley Office
October 18th4:40pm-7:30pmBrecksville/Macedonia Chow Chow
Tailgate with Howard Hanna!
Brecksville HH Office
8949 Brecksville Road, 44140
Contact the Brecksville/Macedonia Office
October 19th6pm-10pmStrongsville Chow Chow
Dinner and DJ
Strongsville Rec Center
18100 Royalton Road,44136
Contact the Strongsville Office
October 23rd4pm-8pmAllegheny Valley Chow Chow
Fall Fantasy Dinner
Springdale VFW
1151 Pittsburgh Street, 15144
Contact the Allegheny Valley Office
October 24th5pm-8pmMentor Chow Chow
Buffet Dinner + Auctions
Hellriegel's Inn
1840 Mentor Ave, 44077
Contact the Mentor Office
October 25th6pm-9pmEast Suburban/Monroeville Chow Chow
Roman Bistro
2104 Ardmore Boulevard, 15221
Contact the Monroeville Office
October 25th6:30pm-9pmUpper St Clair Chow Chow
Benefit at the Barn
Gilfillan Farm
130 Orr Road, 15241, 44023
Contact the Upper St Clair Office
October 25th5pmChagrin Falls Chow Chow
Taste of the Valley $40
The Tanglewood Club
8745 Tanglewood Trail, 44023
Contact the Chagrin Falls Office
October 25th5:30pmLancaster Chow Chow
Designer Handbag Bingo
Farm & Home Center
1383 Arcadia Road
Contact the Lancaster Office
October 25th6pm-8pmRocky River Chow Chow
Trick or Treat for Children's Free Care
Burntwood Tavern
19304 Detroit, Rocky River 44116
Contact the Rocky River Office
October 26th5:30pmWest Suburban Chow Chow
Chow Chow Dinner
Sheraton Hotel
1160 Thorn Road, 15108
Contact the West Suburban Office
October 27th11am-4pmFranklin Chow Chow
Franklinstein Frenzy
HH Franklin office
32440 Franklin Road
Contact the Franklin Office
November 2nd6pm-10pmJackson, Mi Chow Chow
Comedy Night /Laughter is the Best Medicine
Gene Davis Banquet & Convention Center
3575 Francis Street, 49203
Contact the Jackson Office
November 3rd6pm-10pmCrocker Road Chow Chow
A Night to Benefit the Children
Breezewood Party Center
1461 Lake Breeze Rd., Sheffield Lake
Contact the Crocker Road Office
November 4th9am-11:30amShaker Heights Chow Chow
Howard Hanna Hustle 5K/1M FUN Run/Walk
Shaker Heights Thornton Park
3301 Warrensville Center Road
Contact the Shaker Heights Office
November 5th5pm-7pmMadison Chow Chow
Wine Tasting
Grand River Cellars
5750 South Madison Road, 44057
Contact the Madison Office
November 6th4pm-7pmSouth Hills Chow Chow
Chow Chow Dinner & Dessert
Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church
Old Clairton Road
Contact the South Hills Office
November 6th6pmCleveland Heights Chow Chow
Cleveland Orchestra Performs
12387 Cedar Road, 44106
Contact the Cleveland Heights Office
November 6th11:30am-2:30pmSquirrel Hill Chow Chow
Chow Chow Potluck Lunch
Howrard Hanna Squirrel Hill Office
6310 Forbes Ave, 15217
Contact the Squirrel Hill Office
November 6th6pm-9pmNorwin Chow Chow
Antonelli Event Center
100 Colony Drive, Irwin, 15642
Contact the Norwin Office
November 7th12pm-3pmAvon Chow Chow
Choo Choo Chow Chow Luncheon
Avon Isle
37080 Detroit Rd, Avon 44011
Contact the Avon Office
November 8th5:30pm-9:30pmNorth Olmsted Chow Chow
Speghetti Dinner
St. Clarence Church
30106 Lorain Rd, N. Olmsted 44070
Contact the North Olmsted Office
November 8th6pm-9pmMurrysville Chow Chow
Pre-Game Steelers Tailgate
Rick's Sports Bar
5400 Wm Penn Hwy, 15632
Contact the Murrysville Office
November 9th6pm-11pmNorth Royalton Chow Chow
"A Night Out for the Kids"
St. Sava Event Center
2151 W. Wallings Road
Contact the North Royalton Office
November 9th6pm-11pmNorth Hills Chow Chow
Vendor Village
The Mayernik Center
498 Camp Horne Road, 15202
Contact the North Hills Office
November 9th6pm-11pmErie Southwest Chow Chow
Murder Mystery Dinner
The Brewerie at Union Station
123 West 14th Street, 16501
Contact the Erie Southwest Office
November 9th6:30pmButler Chow Chow
Night at the Races
American Legion Post 778
150 Legion Memorial Lane
Contact the Butler Office
November 9th6pm-11pmWadsworth Chow Chow
Dinner + Raffle
The Galaxy Restaurant
201 Park Center Drive
Contact the Wadsworth Office
November 9th5:30pm-8:30pmMayfield Village Chow Chow
Family and Friends FUN Night
Hilton Garden Inn
700 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village 44143
Contact the Mayfield Village Office
November 10th7pm-10:30pmCommercial-CLE Chow Chow
Battle of the Bands
Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Avenue, 44113
November 11th2pm-5pmGrove City Chow Chow
Chill Out and Donate!
Shades of Gray Wine Bar
Broad Stree, Grove City
Contact the Grove City Office
November 11th2pm-5pmKiski Valley City Chow Chow
80s Bingo Night
Parks Township Firehall
1119 Dalmation Dr, Vandergrift 15690
Contact the Kiski Valley Office
November 13th8:30am-5pmCanfield/Poland Chow Chow
Radio Call-A-Thon w/live broadcast + raffle
Howard Hanna Canfield Office
4374 Boardman-Canfield Rd, 44406
Contact the Canfield Office
November 14th11am-2pmNew Castle Chow Chow
Lunch Buffet
New Englander Banquet Center
3009 Wilmington Road, 16105
Contact the New Castle Office
November 14th5pm-9pmShadyside Chow Chow
Roaring 20's Chow Chow Extravaganza
Ace Hotel
120 S. Whitfield, East Liberty 15206
Contact the Shadyside Office
November 14th11am-2pmWashington Chow Chow
Lunch & Auctions
Texas Roadhouse
311 Washington Road, 15301
Contact the Washington Office
November 14th4pm-7pmErie East Chow Chow
Jingle and Mingle
East Erie Moose Lodge
6060 Iroquois Ave. 16421
Contact the Erie East Office
November 14th5pm-8pmNew Castle Chow Chow
The New Englander Banquet Center
3009 Wilmington Road, 16105
Contact the New Castle Office
November 15th6pm-10pmFox Chapel Chow Chow
"An Evening of Fox Chapel's Finest"
Fox Chapel Racquet Club
Hunt Road, 15238
Contact the Fox Chapel Office
November 15th5pm-9pmBrunswick Chow Chow
Tour of the Meditteranean
Coppertop Golf Course
5740 Center Road, 44280
Contact the Brunswick Office
November 17th6pm-11pmElyria Chow Chow
Night at the Races
St. John Lutheran
1140 W. River Road, 44035
Contact the Elyria Office
November 25th3pm-8pmPeters Township Chow Chow
Black & Gold Party/Steelers v Broncos
Cannon's Chophouse
1900 N. Main Street, 15317
Contact the Peters Township Office
November 28th6pm-9pmPepper Pike Chow Chow
Bingo & Reverse Raffle
Play Arcade + Kitchen
5900 Mayfield Road, 44124
Contact the Pepper Pike Office
November 29th5pm-8pmMt. Lebanon Chow Chow
Cheers for Children
Springhill Suites
611 Washington Road, 15228
Contact the Mt. Lebanon Office
December 2nd1pm-4pmShenango Valley/Greenville Chow Chow
Football Tailgate Party
Avalon Golf & Country Club
1030 Forker Blvd, Hermitage
Contact the Shenango Valley Office
December 5th5pm-7pmCommercial-CLE Chow Chow
Annual Holiday Luncheon
U.S. Bank Lobby
1350 Euclid Ave, 44115
December 8th8:30am-10amHudson Chow Chow
Annual Breakfast with Santa
Lager and Vine
30 W. Streetsboro St., 44236
Contact the Hudson Office
December 14th6:30pmTonawanda & Grand Island Chow Chow
Comedy Show, Raffle Baksets, and 50/50
Rob's Comedy Playhouse
1340 North Forest
Contact the Tonawanda Office
December 14th11am-2pmHome Office Chow Chow
Holdiay Party/Auction
Home Office
6000 Parkland Boulevard, 44124
December 14th11am-2pmCorporate Chow Chow
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Corporate Office
119 Gamma Drive, RIDC, 15238
January 17th5:30pm-8pmMedina Chow Chow
Appreciation Event
HH Medina office
3565 Medina Road, 44256
Contact the Medina Office