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

Physician Co-Chairs

Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
J. Grant Hormell, MD
J. Grant Hormell, MD
2019 Founders Club Reception2021 RECEPTION 2019 Founders Club Reception2019 RECEPTION
Founders Club Reception2018 RECEPTION Founders Club Reception2017 RECEPTION

Next Reception
Summer 2022

For more information please contact Michelle Dodson at 814-889-6740 or dodsonma@upmc.edu

THE FOUNDERS CLUB – as of June 6, 2023
Leadership Giving Society

BENEFACTORS – $5,000 and above

Drs. Anthony and Liang Bartkowiak
Brian and Joy Bell
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 DeGol
DelGrosso Family of Companies
James DelGrosso
Mike and Sherry DelGrosso
Donald Detwiler
Philip and Colleen Devorris
Dave and Jan Fisher
Phil Freeman
Dr. Lisa Golden and Scott Pearson
Lee and Jane Hite
Dr. Grant and Kathy Hormell
Dr. Vijay and Malliga Janakiraman
Marty and Barb Kooman
Bob and Joan Lozinak
M&T Bank
Mike and Astride McLanahan
Robert W. Montler Family
Shirley Pechter, in memoriam
Dr. Richard and Karen Pfeffer Jr.
Reliance Bank
Dr. Manickam and Manimekalai Sankaran
Sheetz Family
Joe and Wendy Sheetz
Steve and Nancy Sheetz
Jeff and Kate Starkey
Matt and Tiffany Stuckey
UPMC Altoona Medical Staff

PATRONS – $2,500 and above

Dr. Joseph and Lori Antonowicz

Kevin and Kathy Hockenberry
Mike and Gail Irwin
Neil and Mickey Port
Roz Sky
John and Kristi Ventura
Dr. George and Sandra Zlupko

MEMBERS – $1,000 and above

Dave and Jan Andrews
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
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
Mike and Kelley Corso
Bernie and Rose Marie Creppage
Elton Crider
Landon and Breanna Day
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

Trish Hoyne
Brian and Melissa Irwin
Eric and Meghan Irwin
Randy and Karen Isenberg
Dede Kazmaier
Dr. Cindy Kenmuir and Mike 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
Dr. Nicholas Madden
Alan Maples
Dr. Vincent and Diane Morgan
Devin and Kerry Mullen
Jerry and Suzanne Murray
Drs. Matthew and Laura Newlin
Diane Osgood
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
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