UPMC Altoona Foundation's Founders Club

The Founders Club is UPMC Altoona Foundation’s leadership giving society, whose members’ generosity in the past year has funded over $1 million in grants to benefit the patients of UPMC Altoona and the surrounding communities.

Grants include:

  • The renovation of the radiation oncology department of the Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Altoona
  • Funding to support an additional electro physiology suite at UPMC Altoona
  • Over $50,000 in scholarships for nurses and other medical professionals

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:

  • Annual membership reception with hospital leadership
  •  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
  • Founder’s Club Brochure

Physician Co-Chairs

Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
Mushtaq H. Khalid, MD
Mushtaq H. Khalid, MD
2024 Founders Club Reception
2023 Founders Club Reception
2019 Founders Club Reception2021 RECEPTION 2019 Founders Club Reception2019 RECEPTION
Founders Club Reception2018 RECEPTION Founders Club Reception2017 RECEPTION

Next Reception
Summer 2025

For more information please contact Ciera Kauffman at 814-889-6406 or kauffmancl2@upmc.edu

THE FOUNDERS CLUB – as of May 7, 2024
Leadership Giving Society

BENEFACTORS – $5,000 and above

Drs. Anthony and Liang Bartkowiak
Bill and Ann Benzel
Dr. Matt and Rebecca Bouchard
Bruno and Lena DeGol Family Foundation
Denny DeGol
Dan Deichert
DelGrosso Family of Companies
Donald Detwiler
Dave and Jan Fisher
Phil Freeman
Dr. Lisa Golden and Scott Pearson
Lee and Jane Hite
Dr. Grant and Kathy Hormell
Dr. Ted and Katherine Hovick Jr.
Dr. Vijay and Malliga Janakiraman
Dr. Mushtaq and Salma Khalid
Marty and Barb Kooman
M&T Bank
Mike and Astride McLanahan
Robert W. Montler Family
Shirley Pechter, in memoriam
Reliance Bank
Dr. Manickam and Manimekalai Sankaran
Sheetz Family
Steve and Nancy Sheetz
Jeff and Kate Starkey
Matt and Tiffany Stuckey
UPMC Altoona Medical Staff
John and Kristi Ventura
Andrea Ward Family Foundation
Michael E. Ward Family Foundation

PATRONS – $2,500 and above

Dr. Joseph and Lori Antonowicz
Kevin and Kathy Hockenberry
Mike and Gail Irwin
Neil and Mickey Port
Dr. George and Sandra Zlupko

MEMBERS – $1,000 and above

Muthulakshmi Avudaiappan
Tim and Kathy Balconi
Joshua and Jessica Barnhart
Dr. Don and Sharon Beckstead
Dr. Don and Jeanette Betar
John and Reine Bianconi
Bob and Kellie Bilger
Dr. Elliott and Kara Bilofsky
John Blackburn III
Dr. Robert and Diane Budd
Dr. Dave and Cristin Burwell
Bill and Nancy Campbell
Bud and Peggy Cawthern
Dr. Marc and Susan Clapper
Michael and Andrea Cohen
Morley and Carol Cohn
Mike and Kelley Corso
Bernie and Rose Marie Creppage
Landon and Breanna Day
Fred and Linda Deichert
Nancy Devorris
James DelGrosso
Mike and Sherry DelGrosso
Philip and Colleen Devorris
Jay Drenning and Kathy Muller
Bruce and Cathy Erb
Rick and Christine Flegal
Jayson and Dana Fuchs
Dale and Kimberly Fuller
Dr. Mehrdad Ghaffari and Dr. Haleh Haerian
Pat and Donna Gildea
Mark and Suzanne Glenn
Herb and Sarah Greene
Dr. Andrew and Nancy Gurman
Rob and Judy Halbritter
Doug Heusey
Joel and Barbara Hollander
Dr. Trish Hoyne
Brian and Melissa Irwin
Eric and Meghan Irwin
Randy and Karen Isenberg
Dede Kazmaier

Dr. Cindy Kenmuir and Michael Nagy
Dr. Nancy Kenney and Doug Simon
Drs. Alan Kivitz and Vicki Sommer
Lewis and Monica Klatt
Jason and Dana Kopera
Joe and Betsy Lehman
Bob and Joan Lozinak
Dr. Nicholas Madden
Alan Maples
Dr. Greg and Kim Meloy
Dr. Vincent and Diane Morgan
Devin and Kerry Mullen
Jerry and Suzanne Murray
Drs. Matthew and Laura Newlin
Dr. Daniel and Cassie Novak
Diane Osgood
Dr. Richard and Karen Pfeffer Jr.
Dr. Debra Pike and Jim Beckenbaugh
Joe and Patty Pufka
Todd and Susan Roadman
Dr. Dave and Pam Rose
Darrell and Lori Ruzzi
Dr. Jack and Sandy Schocker
Amy Seltzer
Judi 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
Dr. Kathleen Sweeney and Tom Reese
Randy and Mary Tarpey
Bill and Carolyn Wallen
Bill and Judy Ward
Dr. Marshall and Bonnie Webster
Greg and Janine Werstil
Doug and Jen Workman
Mark and Kitty Zelnosky