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 Chair

Pittsburgh, PA | Vice President & Director of Sales, Howard Hanna Adams Township/Seven Fields office

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

The Honorable Jennifer S. McCrady
The Honorable Jennifer S. McCrady
Board Member

Pittsburgh, PA | Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County

Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg
Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg
Board Member

Pittsburgh, PA | Chancellor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

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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September
September 8th
8:30pmKiski Valley Chow Chow
Glow Golf
Saxon Golf Course
839 Ekastown Rd, Sarver, PA 16055
Contact the Kiski Valley Office
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September 8th
6:30pmButler Chow Chow
A Night at the Races
The American Legion
150 Legion Memorial Lane, Butler, PA 16001
Contact the Butler Office
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September 14th
6pm-10pmAdams Twp/Seven Fields Chow Chow
Fall Frenzy
Double Wide Grille
100 Adams Shoppes, Mars, PA 16046
Contact the Adams Twp/Seven Fields Office
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September 15th
6pm
Ann Arbor Chow Chow
3rd Annual Hoedown
Washtenaw County Fairgrounds
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Contact the Ann Arbor Office
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September 16th
10:30pmColonial Park/Paxtang Chow Chow
Comedy Show
Harrisburg Comedy Zone
110 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070
Contact the Colonial Park Office
Contact the Paxtang Office
September 21st6pm-8pmChesterland Chow Chow
Wine Tasting
Sharon James Cellars
11303 Kinsman Rd, Newbury, OH 44065
Contact the Chesterland Office
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September 21st5:30pm-8:30pmErie Southwest Chow ChowMillcreek Brewing Company
4102 West Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505
Contact the Erire Southwest Office
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September 21st6pm-8pmWilloughby Office
Fine Wine and Food Pairing
Vittorio's Buon Appetito
29664 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, OH 44092
Contact the Willoughby Office
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September 22nd
1pm-5pmWooster Chow Chow
Golf Tournament
College of Wooster
1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691
Contact the Wooster Office
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September 22nd
5pm-9pmWooster Chow Chow
Dinner/Auction
Wooster Inn
801 E Wayne Ave, Wooster, OH 44691
Contact the Wooster Office
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September 22nd6pm-9pmYork Chow Chow
4th Annual Golf Tournament
Grandview Golf Club
2779 Carlisle Rd, York, PA 17408
Contact the York Office
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September 22nd5:30pmRocky River Chow Chow
Feel the Call of the Disco Ball
VOSH
1414 Riverside Road, Lakewood, OH 44107
Contact the Rocky River Office
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September 23rd9am-1pmEast Suburban Chow Chow
Garage Sale
East Suburban Office
2120 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Contact the East Suburban Office
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September 23rd6pmGreen-Uniontown Office
Night at the Races
Raintree Country Club
4350 Mayfair Rd, Uniontown, OH 44685
Contact the Green-Uniontown Office
September 28th6pm-9pmCollier Chow Chow
Collier Township Community Center
5 Lobaugh St, Oakdale, PA 15071
Contact the Collier Office
September 28th12pm-4pmBrecksville/Broadview Heights Chow Chow
Tailgate Luncheon
Brecksville Office
8949 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141
Contact the Brecksville/Broadview Heights Office
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September 30th
12pmLynnhaven Chow Chow
Choo Choo Chow Down
Lynnhaven Office
222 Mustang Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Contact the Lynnhaven Office
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October
October 1st
12pm-6pmCranberry Chow Chow
Steelers Tailgate
Treesdale Community Center
1 Treesdale Commons, Gibsonia, PA 15044
Contact the Cranberry Office
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October 1st1pm-5pmGreat Bridge Chow Chow
Party in the Park - Back to the 80's
Chesapeake City Park
900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Contact the Great Bridge Office
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October 4th6pm-11pmElyria Chow Chow
Night at the Races
American Legion Hall Post 717
8820 Bender Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Contact the Elyria Office
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October 5th5:30pm-9pmAkron Chow Chow
Fairlawn Country Club
200 N Wheaton Rd, Akron, OH 44313
Contact the Akron Office
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October 6th7pm-10pmUpper St. Clair Chow Chow
Komedy for Kids
Crowne Plaza Hotel
164 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Contact the Upper St. Clair Office
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October 7th
6pmMonroe Chow Chow
VFW Post 1138
100 Jones Ave, Monroe, MI 48161
Contact the Monroe Office
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October 10th6pmLancaster Chow Chow
Designer Handbag BINGO
Farm and Home Center
1383 Arcadia Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
Contact the Lancaster Office
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October 12th
7pmBay Village Chow Chow
Fashion Show and Raffle
Geiger's
14710 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107
Contact the Bay Village Office
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October 13th
6pmMedina Chow Chow
It's a Grand Affair - Roaring 20's Themed Event
Weymouth Country Club
3946 Weymouth Road, Medina, OH 44256
Contact the Medina Office
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October 13th
6pmStow Chow Chow
Dinner, Dancing, Raffles, Auctions: Prom Night
Silver Lake Country Club
1325 Graham Road, Silver Lake, OH 44224
Contact the Stow Office
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October 14th9am-12pmNew Homes Virginia/North Carolina and Town Center Chow Chow
Shred It Event
Town Center Office
4598 Broad Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Contact the New Homes Office
Contact the Town Center Office
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October 14th8am-2pmWexford Chow Chow
Mega Garage Sale
Wexford Office Parking Lot
2100 Corporate Dr, Wexford, PA 15090
Contact the Wexford Office
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October 19th11am-1pmChardon Chow ChowChardon Office
201 Center St, Chardon, OH 44024
Contact the Chardon Office
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October 20th
6pm-10pmAdams Twp/Seven Fields Chow Chow
Spin for Kids
Psycle Spin Studio
16087 Perry Hwy, Warrendale, PA 15086
Contact the Adams Twp/Seven Fields Office
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October 20th6pm-11pmHershey Chow Chow
A Night at the Races
Hershey Italian Lodge
128 Hillcrest Rd, Hershey, PA 17033
Contact the Hershey Office
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October 21st
6pm-10pmChelsea Chow Chow
Giving Hope
Chelsea Village Conference Center
1645 Commerce Park Dr, Chelsea, MI 48228
Contact the Chelsea Office
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October 21st2pm-6pmVA Property Management Chow Chow
Rocktoberfest
Big Woody's Bar and Grill
1479 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Contact the VA Property Management Office
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October 24th4pm-8pmAllegheny Valley Chow Chow
Fall Fantasy Dinner
Springdale VFW
1151 Pittsburgh St, Springdale, PA 15144
Contact the Allegheny Valley Office
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October 24th8am-12pmCanfield, Howland, Poland Chow Chow
Live Radio Show
Canfield Office
4374 Boardman-Canfield Rd, Canfield, OH 44406
Contact the Canfield Office
Contact the Howland Office
Contact the Poland Office
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October 25th5pm-8pmMentor Chow Chow
Hellriegel's Inn
1840 Mentor Ave, Painesville, OH 44077
Contact the Mentor Office
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October 26th
5pm-8pmChagrin Falls/Gates Mills Chow Chow
The Taste in Chagrin Valley
The Tanglewood Club
8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Contact the Chagrin Falls Office
Contact the Gates Mills Office
October 26th6:30pmEast Suburban Chow Chow
Roman Bistro
2104 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Contact the East Suburban Office
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October 27th11am-3pmSmithfield Chow Chow
Cupcake Party
Smithfield Office
1702 S Church St, Smithfield, VA 23430
Contact the Smithfield Office
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November
November 2nd5:30pm-7pmGrove City Chow Chow
Grove City Country Club
73 Country Club Rd, Grove City, PA 16127
Contact the Grove City Office
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November 2nd7pm-9:30pmSolon Chow Chow
Night of Bingo and Games
Grantwood Banquet Hall
38855 Aurora Rd, Solon, OH 44139
Contact the Solon Office
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November 3rd7pm-10pmNorth Hills Chow Chow
Sieb's Pub Restaurant
3382 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Contact the North Hills Office
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November 3rd
6pm-9pmLaskin Chow Chow
Strikes for Kids
AMF Lynnhaven Lanes
2601 Lishelle Pl, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Contact the Laskin Office
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November 3rd6pm-11pmNorth Royalton - W. Sprague Road Chow Chow
A Night Out for the Kids
St Sava Hall
2151 W Wallings Rd, Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Contact the North Royalton - W. Sprague Road Office
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November 4th
5pmCanton Chow Chow
Dinner, Live & Silent Auctions, Chinese Raffle, 50/50 Drawing
Arrowhead Country Club
1500 Rogwin Cir SW, North Canton, OH 44720
Contact the Canton Office
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November 4th10am-4pmBrunswick Chow Chow
One Stop Holiday Shop
FOP Hall #15
716 W 130th St, Brunswick, OH 44212
Contact the Brunswick Office
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November 6th5pmMadison Chow Chow
14th Annual Children's Free Care Benefit
Grand River Cellars
5750 S Madison Rd, Madison, OH 44057
Contact the Madison Office
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November 7th
4pm-7pmSouth Hills Chow Chow
Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church
199 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Contact the South Hills Office
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November 7th
6pm-10pmNorwin Chow ChowAntonelli Event Center
100 Colony Dr, Irwin, PA 15642
Contact the Norwin Office
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November 9th5pm-9pmGreensburg Chow Chow
"All In For the Kids" Casino Night
Ferrante's Lakeview in Greensburg
6153 US-30, Greensburg, PA 15601
Contact the Greensburg Office
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November 9th
5:30pm-8:30pm
Mayfield Village Chow Chow
Family and Friends Fun Night
Mayfield Village Hilton Garden Inn
700 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village, OH 44143
Contact the Mayfield Village Office
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November 12th12pm-4:30pmPeters Township Chow Chow
Pittsburgh Steelers Black and Gold Party
Cannons Chop House
1900 Main Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317
Contact the Peters Township Office
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November 15th
11am-2pmWashington Chow ChowTexas Roadhouse
311 Trinity Pointe, Washington, PA  15301
Contact the Washington Office
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November 15th
11am-2pmNew Castle Chow Chow
Buffet Luncheon
New Englander Banquet Center
3009 Wilmington Rd, New Castle, PA 16105
Contact the New Castle Office
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November 15th4pm-7pmErie East Chow Chow
Ante Up
East Erie Moose Club
6060 Iroquois Ave, Harborcreek, PA 16421
Contact the Erie East Office
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November 15th6pm-9pmDowntown Norfolk Chow Chow
TopGolf
5444 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Contact the Downtown Norfolk Office
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November 16th
5:30pm-8:30pmBrunswick Chow Chow
Pay It "Fore" the Kids
Coppertop at Cherokee Hills
5740 Center Rd, Valley City, OH 44280
Contact the Brunswick Office
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November 16th6pm-9pmPepper Pike Chow Chow
Play in Mayfield Heights
5900 Mayfield Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Contact the Pepper Pike Office
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November 17th6pm-10pmAurora Chow Chow
A Night at the Races
Centerville Mills
8558 Crackel Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Contact the Aurora Office
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December
December 1st12pm-3pmBelle Vernon Chow Chow
20th Annual Chow Chow
The Clubhouse Grille at Cedarbrook Golf Course
215 PA-981, Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Contact the Belle Vernon Office
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December 8th
11am-2pm
Annual Home Office Holiday Chow Chow Luncheon
Home Office
4000 Parkland Blvd., Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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December 10th
12pm-5pmCamp Hill Chow Chow
Call-a-thon
Camp Hill Office
3310 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Contact the Camp Hill Office
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December 15th
11am-2pm
Annual Corporate Office Holiday Chow Chow LuncheonCorporate Office
119 Gamma Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Contact Debbie Donahue for more information:
412-784-3816
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