Philanthropy: From Excellent to Extraordinary
Many of the life-changing programs that make UPMC Children’s so special are not possible without charitable gifts.
Philanthropy touches every medical service we offer, every stop along a patient’s journey, and every groundbreaking idea yet to be discovered. From clinical excellence and patient experience, to kickstarting and advancing research, to eliminating disparities in children’s health within all communities, our donors play a critical role in helping kids in this region, and those traveling here from across the globe, have the healthiest tomorrow they can imagine.
Elizabeth’s Inspiring Journey to Recovery
Elizabeth’s life took an unexpected turn days after her tenth birthday when she received the devastating diagnosis of leukemia on August 3rd, 2021.Full Story
Harrison’s Journey to the Lab
At age 14, Harrison was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma. He endured five rounds of chemotherapy and 14 radiation treatments as a high school freshman.Full Story
Nurturing Future Leaders: The McElhattan Foundation and Pediatric Palliative Care
When families learn that their child’s condition will require significant long-term care, the Division of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides counseling and resources for the best care options to consider for their child.
Connor’s Unexpected Battle
Connor’s accident happened in the blink of an eye. When his parents took him to the hospital closest to their home they were immediately sent to UPMC Children’s.
Harrison’s Journey to the Lab
At age 14, Harrison was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma. He endured five rounds of chemotherapy and 14 radiation treatments as a high school freshman.
Braxton’s Time to Thrive
Braxton was born with 7q11.23 duplication syndrome, a genetic disorder that can cause a variety of neurological issues, developmental delays, and other conditions.
“BelleDozer” Triumphs over Thalassemia
Belle was adopted from China when she was 19 months old. When her parents first met her, they knew she was special. They also knew Belle had potentially devastating blood disorder called thalassemia, which would require a lot of medical care.
The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation Awards Grant to Further Cancer Research
Named for legendary golfer and Latrobe native Arnold Palmer and his wife, Winnie, the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families.
Sydney was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Urea Cycle Disorder / Ornithine Transcarbamylase deficiency (UCD/OTC) at just one year old.
World-Class Palliative Care for Every Child and Family, at Every Stage of Life
The new Division of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care aims to build a future where there are no barriers to this life-changing care.
Lorenzo’s Journey to the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s
Within days of his birth, a team of skilled surgeons at UPMC Children’s performed open heart surgery on Lorenzo.
Children’s Trust Grants $100,000 for Startup Pediatric Research
Each spring, a group of hand-selected researchers pitch next generation, budding research concepts to members of the Children’s Trust for a chance at winning seed funding to help kickstart their research.
Welcoming New Leadership on the Board of Trustees
Learn more about Vanessa and what inspires her to serve UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh so proudly, in her own words.
Philanthropy Supports Individualized Behavioral Health Care
Throughout our hospital, there are many licensed psychologists dedicated to supporting specific service lines.