Founders Club Membership 2017-12-19T14:15:35+00:00


The Founders Club is UPMC Altoona Foundation’s leadership giving society, whose members’ generosity in the past year has funded over $300,000 in grants to benefit the patients of UPMC Altoona and the surrounding communities.

Founders members contribute at least $1,000 or more annually to the UPMC Altoona Foundation. A membership helps to foster a culture of philanthropy throughout UPMC Altoona that emphasizes the important role staff and volunteers play in providing patient-centered care.

Each year, the Foundation hosts a social evening for members, featuring local venues with delicious food and refreshments.

Membership benefits include:

  • Personal invitations to the annual Founders Club social events
  • Recognition in the Foundation’s newsletter and annual report
  • Periodic communications from President Jerry Murray regarding UPMC and trends in the health care industry
  • Two free parking passes
  • Two complimentary dining passes in the UPMC Altoona cafeteria
  • 10% off in the hospital Gift Shop (excludes sale items)

Physician Co-Chairs

Ralph McKibbin, MD

Joseph Antonowicz, MD

Next Reception Spring 2018


THE FOUNDERS CLUB – as of 12/15/2017
Leadership Giving Society

BENEFACTORS – $5,000 and above

Bill and Ann Benzel
Dr. Rakesh Chopra and Dr. Meera Bajwa
Morley and Carol Cohn
Bruno and Lena DeGol Family Foundation
Denny and Holley DeGol
DelGrosso Foods, Inc.
James DelGrosso
Mike and Sherry DelGrosso
Nancy Devorris
Denny Doll and Kathy Wagner
First Energy
Beverly Green
Dr. Lisa Golden
Dr. Trish Hoyne
Mike and Gail Irwin
Dr. Vijay and Malliga Janakiraman
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Marty and Barb Kooman
Mike and Astride McLanahan
Bob and Susan Montler
Jerry and Suzanne Murray
Dr. Richard and Karen Pfeffer Jr.
Randy Ritchey
Jim Routch
Dr. Manickam & Manimekalai Sankaran
Brian and Mary Anne Schmitt
Irv and Judi Seltzer
Sheetz Family
Joe and Wendy Sheetz
Steve and Nancy Sheetz

PATRONS – $2,500 and above

Dr. Joseph and Lori Antonowicz
Dr. Matt and Rebecca Bouchard
Kevin and Kathy Hockenberry
M&T Bank
Neil and Mickey Port
Dr. George and Sandra Zlupko

MEMBERS – $1,000 and above

Dr. Roy Abrahamian
Dr. Ramesh and Vimla Agarwal
Dr. Rajih and Dr. Ikbal Alkhafaji
Tim and Kathy Balconi

Drs. Linnane and Todd Batzel
Dr. Don and Sharon Beckstead
Dr. Don and Jeanette Betar
John and Reine Bianconi
Bob and Kellie Bilger
Dr. Elliott and Kara Bilofsky
Drs. Edmond Bouassaf and Barbara Labban
Dr. Ronald and Joan Brzana
Dr. Robert and Diane Budd
Dr. Dave and Cristin Burwell
Bill and Nancy Campbell
Dan and Alison Casillo
Dr. Peter and Joan Castelli
Mark and JoAnne Chuff
Dr. Marc and Susan Clapper
Mike and Kelley Corso
Dr. Dianna Craig
Bernie and Rose Marie Creppage
Elton and Lois Crider
Dr. Lance and Michele DeFrancisco
Jim and Angela DeStefano
Jay Drenning
Charles Driscoll
Bruce and Cathy Erb
Dr. Domenico and Esther Falcone
Rick and Christine Flegal
Dale and Pam Fuller
Dr. Jim Garofalo
Mark and Suzanne Glenn
Drs. Pawan and Anju Gupta
Rob and Judy Halbritter
Lee and Jane Hite
Joel and Barbara Hollander
Dr. Grant and Kathy Hormell
Brian and Melissa Irwin
Eric and Meghan Irwin
Randy and Karen Isenberg
Dr. George Jabbour and Talar Manayan
Dr. Kelly Kane and Chris Jorheim
Dede Kazmaier
Dr. Nancy Kenney and Doug Simon
Drs. David and Sheela Kerstetter
Dr. Ziad and Nada Khoury
Craig and Patty Kilmer
Jim and Kathleen Kimble
Drs. Alan Kivitz and Vicki Sommer
Jessica Lattanza-DePaolis & Matthew DePaolis

Scott and Laura Lawhead
Ben and Becky Levine
Chris Magent and Dr. April Detar
Dr. Tony and Lorraine Maniglia
Drs. Jim Marcelli & Axelle Wiegering-Marcelli
Dr. Greg and Kimberly Martinek
Ron and Lauren McConnell
Dr. Ralph and Cindy McKibbin
Dr. Russell and Lori Miller
Dr. Vincent and Diane Morgan
Devin and Kerry Mullen
Drs. Matthew and Laura Newlin
Dr. George Nohaile and Carol Makdad
Dr. Carroll and Diane Osgood
Dr. Mitul and Reena Patel
Dr. Saurin Patel and Pooja Vyas
Shirley Pechter
Ronald Pighi
Dr. Debra Pike and Jim Beckenbaugh
Joe and Patty Pufka
Dr. Tyler and Michelle Putnam
Chris and Karen Rickens
Todd and Susan Roadman
Reverend David Roesch
Dr. Dave and Pam Rose
Darrell and Lori Ruzzi
Amy Seltzer
Mike and Crissy Settimio
Dr. Henry and Donna Shoenthal
Roz Sky
Peggy Smith
Tom Smith
Dr. Laura and Nevin Sollenberger
Bob and Jacquie Strawser
Matt and Tiffany Stuckey
Chantel Ventura
John and Kristi Ventura
Bill and Carolyn Wallen
Gary and Monica Weaver
Dr. Marshall and Bonnie Webster
Tom and Nancy Weimer
Dr. Richard and Susan Wertz
John and Ann Wolf
Drs. Maged Zaky and Irini Youssef
Dr. Leonard and Bonnie Zimmerman