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 Jan Fisher 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 2020

For more information please contact Michelle Dodson at 814-889-6740 or


THE FOUNDERS CLUB – as of May 15, 2019
Leadership Giving Society

BENEFACTORS – $5,000 and above

Drs. Anthony and Liang Bartkowiak
Bill and Ann Benzel
Dr. Matt and Rebecca Bouchard
Dr. Rakesh Chopra and Dr. Meera Bajwa
Michael and Andrea Cohen
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
Philip and Colleen Devorris
Denny Doll and Kathy Wagner
Charles Driscoll
First Energy
Dave and Jan Fisher
Dr. Lisa Golden
Jim and Beverly Green
Dr. Trish Hoyne
Mike and Gail Irwin
Dr. Vijay and Malliga Janakiraman
Marty and Barb Kooman
Bob and Joan Lozinak
Mike and Astride McLanahan
Bob Montler
Jerry and Suzanne Murray
Shirley Pechter
Dr. Richard and Karen Pfeffer Jr.
Randy Ritchey
J Jim Routch
Dr. Manickam and Manimekalai Sankaran
Brian and Mary Anne Schmitt
Irv and Judi Seltzer
Sheetz Family
Joe and Wendy Sheetz
Steve and Nancy Sheetz
Peggy Smith
Tom Smith

PATRONS – $2,500 and above

Dr. Joseph and Lori Antonowicz
Kevin and Kathy Hockenberry
M&T Bank
Neil and Mickey Port
Matt and Tiffany Stuckey

MEMBERS – $1,000 and above

Dave and Jan Andrews
Tim and Kathy Balconi
Joshua and Jessica Barnhart
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
Dr. Robert and Diane Budd
Dr. Dave and Cristin Burwell
Bill and Nancy Campbell
Dan and Alison Casillo
Dr. Peter and Joan Castelli
Bud and Peggy Cawthern
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
Jim and Angela DeStefano
Donald Detwiler
Jay Drenning
Bruce and Cathy Erb
Esther Falcone
Rick and Christine Flegal
Jayson and Dana Fuchs
Dale Fuller
Mark and Suzanne Glenn
Dr. Andrew and Nancy Gurman
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
Dr. Ziad and Nada Khoury
Craig and Patty Kilmer

John and Sheila Kimball
Drs. Alan Kivitz and Vicki Sommer
Jason and Dana Kopera
Jessica Lattanza-DePaolis & Matthew DePaolis
Scott and Laura Lawhead
Ben and Becky Levine
Chris Magent and Dr. April Detar
Dr. Tony and Lorraine Maniglia
Dr. Greg and Kimberly Martinek
Dr. Ralph and Cindy McKibbin
Dr. Russell and Lori Miller
Dr. Vincent and Diane Morgan
Devin and Kerry Mullen
Drs. Matthew and Laura Newlin
Stephen and Stacey-ann Okoth
Dr. Carroll and Diane Osgood
Ronald Pighi
Dr. Debra Pike and Jim Beckenbaugh
Joe and Patty Pufka
Todd and Susan Roadman
Dr. Dave and Pam Rose
David Russell
Darrell and Lori Ruzzi
Amy Seltzer
Mike and Crissy Settimio
Dr. Henry and Donna Shoenthal
Roz Sky
Dr. Laura and Nevin Sollenberger
Jeff and Kate Starkey
Bob and Jacquie Strawser
Dr. Vijay and Pratibha Vakharia
Chantel Ventura
John and Kristi Ventura
Bill and Carolyn Wallen
Bill Ward
Bill and Judy Ward
Gary and Monica Weaver
Dr. Marshall and Bonnie Webster
Greg and Janine Werstil
Mario and Bess Wilfong
Doug and Lisa Wolf
John and Ann Wolf
Dr. Maged Zaky and Dr. Irini Youssef
Dr. Leonard and Bonnie Zimmerman
Dr. George and Sandra Zlupko