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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)
  • 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)
  • John. R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (Buffalo, NY)
  • Golisano Upstate Children’s Hospital (Syracuse, NY)
  • Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY)

 

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! 

Can't make it to a Chow Chow event? This year, it's easier than ever to make a donation! Send a donation via PayPal using the button below, or contribute every time you shop on Amazon. Each time you start your shopping with AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Children's Free Care Fund. Simply visit smile.amazon.com, sign into your Amazon account, type Howard Hanna into the search box, and select Howard Hanna Children's Free Care Fund from the search results.


December
December 5th5pm-7pmCommercial (Cleveland) Chow Chow
Annual Holiday Luncheon
U.S. Bank Lobby
1350 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Buy Tickets or Donate
December 7th5pm-7pmBelle Vernon Chow Chow
Annual Chow Chow Luncheon
Cedarbrook Golf Course - Clubhouse Grille
215 PA-981, Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Buy Tickets or Donate
December 8th8:30am-10amHudson Chow Chow
Annual Breakfast with Santa
Lager and Vine
30 W Streetsboro St, Hudson, OH 44236
Buy Tickets or Donate
December 14th6:30pmTonawanda/Grand Island Chow Chow
Comedy Show, Raffle Baskets, and 50/50
Rob's Comedy Playhouse
1340 N Forest Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
Buy Tickets or Donate (Tonawanda)
Buy Tickets or Donate (Grand Island)
December 14th11am-2pmHome Office Chow Chow
Holiday Party/Auction
Howard Hanna Home Office
6000 Parkland Blvd Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Buy Tickets or Donate
December 14th11am-2pmCorporate Chow Chow
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Howard Hanna Corporate Office
119 Gamma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Buy Tickets or Donate
December 30th1pm-4pmShenango Valley/Greenville Chow Chow
Football Tailgate Party
Avalon Golf & Country Club
1030 Forker Blvd, Hermitage, PA 16148
Buy Tickets or Donate (Shenango Valley)
Buy Tickets or Donate (Greenville)
January
January 17th5:30pm-8pmMedina Chow Chow
Appreciation Event
Howard Hanna Medina office
3565 Medina Rd. Medina, OH 44256
Buy Tickets or Donate