When a person or family buys a home, they are investing in more than just the bricks and mortar. They are making a long-term choice to become a part of a community.
The Hanna family, along with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services’ sales associates and employees, are committed to making their communities even better places to live.
The company supports many educational, health and social causes and events every year, however, the biggest and most impactful commitment is the annual Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fundraising campaign. Established in 1988, the mission of the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund is to assure that children never be denied the best medical care available, whether helping families without insurance afford care for their children or to fund cutting-edge care that insurance may not cover.
The annual campaign features “Choo Choo Chow Chow” events planned, organized and executed by the volunteer efforts of the agents and employees in Howard Hanna offices. These fun, themed events are generously supported by local business donations and sponsorships, and by the members of the community who attend these events.
Over the past 31 years, Howard Hanna Chow Chow events have raised more than $16 million for the care of children. The 2018 Campaign produced $1,000,499 – the fourth consecutive year that more than a million dollars was raised!
“These results are amazing,” said Chairman Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III. “Our agents, staff and managers work tirelessly to hold great events while continuing to sell real estate, negotiate deals, keep up with market activity, coordinate appointments, hold open houses and market their listings. They care about the well-being of their communities and demonstrate that year after year.”
The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund partners with 16 children’s hospitals, and related children’s programs/activities. HannaFreeCareFund.com
Since 1981, Howard Hanna and Coats for Kids have partnered to ensure that the children and families of Northeastern Ohio have warm coats each winter. In 2016, we collected 6,404 coats. Since its inception, Coats for Kids has provided coats to hundreds of thousands of local children.
University of Pittsburgh
Two endowed scholarships were established in 2014 at the University of Pittsburgh in the name of founder Howard W. Hanna, Jr.:
- The Howard W. Hanna, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship, College of Business Administration
- The Howard W. Hanna, Jr. Graduate Scholarship, Katz Graduate School of Business
After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Pitt in 1942, Mr. Hanna served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an American liaison officer with the British Army in India, and then returned to Pitt to earn his master’s degree in 1949. Mr. Hanna is a distinguished and decorated alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh. He received a 225th Anniversary Medallion from Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the Business School in 2011 and Legacy Laureate of the University in 2013.
John Carroll University
The Howard and Mary Anne Hanna endowed scholarship for undergraduate studies was established at John Carroll University in 2015 for undergraduate studies. Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III graduated from John Carroll University in 1969 and served on its board of directors for nine years. He is Chairman of Hanna Holdings.
The scholarships at the University of Pittsburgh and John Carroll University are to be given, if the qualifications are met, to an employee or sales associate, or child or grandchild of an employee or sales associate working for a Howard Hanna company or a subsidiary. The scholarships will be awarded to the most outstanding and qualified students, with financial need as determined by the universities and the annual completion and results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. In the event that there are funds available after the children of Howard Hanna employees have been reviewed, the universities will give consideration to other students.