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)
  • Golisano Children's Hospital (Rochester, PA)
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie (Erie, PA)
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Children’s Hospital (Hershey, PA)
  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
  • John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (Buffalo, NY)
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
  • MetroHealth (Cleveland, OH)
  • Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY)
  • 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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November
November 2nd5:30pm-8pmGrove 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 4th
6pm-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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November 5th
10am-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 10th5pmWest Suburban Chow Chow
Sheraton
1160 Thorn Run Rd, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Contact the West Suburban 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 14th7pmCleveland Heights/University Circle Chow ChowNighttown
12383 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Contact the Cleveland Heights/University Circle 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 15th4pm-6pmHanna Commercial Chow ChowUS Bank Centre Lobby
1350 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44145
Contact the Hanna Commercial Office
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 16th6pm-10pmMurrysville Chow ChowRicks Sports Bar
5400 William Penn Hwy, Export, PA 15632

Contact the Murrysville Office

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November 16th4pm-7pmHoward Hanna Cranbrook Realtors Chow Chow
Sip, Shop, and Taste
Businesses along Old Woodward CorridorContact Yelena Pliskina at 248-227-1862
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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November 29th5pm-9pmShadyside Chow Chow
Annual Holiday Happy Hour
The Twentieth Century Club in Oakland
4201 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact the Shadyside Office
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November 30th
6pm-9pmMt. Lebanon Chow Chow
Cheers for Children
Springhill Suites - Mt Lebanon
611 Washington Rd, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
Contact the Mt. Lebanon 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 1st7pm-10pmPort Warwick Chow Chow
Double Down for the Kids Casino Night
Port Warwick Office
1030 Loftis Blvd #200, Newport News, VA 23606
Contact the Port Warwick Office
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December 1st5pm-9pmSewickley Chow Chow
Light Up Night
Sewickley Office
401 Broad St, Sewickley, PA 15143
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December 7th
5:30pm-9pm
Strongsville Chow Chow
The Flavor of Strongsville
Strongsville Rec Center Ballroom
18100 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136
Contact the Strongsville Office
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 9th8:30am-10amHudson Chow ChowLager & Vine Gastropub & Wine Bar
30 W Streetsboro St, Hudson, OH 44236
Contact the Hudson Office
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December 11th6pm-10pmSquirrel Hill Chow Chow
Cha Cha Chow Chow
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact the Squirrel Hill Office
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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