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Historical Perspective

The Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation is celebrating its 20th year as an independent community health resource. Since 1997, the Board of Directors and staff have changed little, a testament to the commitment and passion of the organization’s human resources. In that time, millions of dollars have been invested in the community in the form of grants, programs and services.

Its vision and mission remain constant as well. The organization’s vision is for an Alle-Kiski Valley where individuals are taking responsibility for their own health. Its mission, then, is to provide some of the tools to help individuals take their own health and wellness seriously. Tools like community health & wellness education, health referrals, support for community-based lifesaving organizations, drug abuse prevention activities, healthy teen activities, scholarships, and much more!

As the Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation grew, both financially and in its connection to the greater community, it acquired and renovated the One Acee Drive property. The Charles & Mary Lou Young Non-Profit Center was opened in 2010. It serves as the center for the organization’s projects, programs and operations, as well as a hub for the community’s non-profit organizations. Its William & Grayce Walker Conference Room includes state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, which is used regularly by many local organizations for training, meetings and community assistance programs.

In coming years, the Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation is well positioned to continue to improve and expand the services that it offers to the community – all which have been, and will continue to be, provide free of charge!

For information on how you can become involved as a volunteer, donor or ambassador, please feel free to contact us at (724) 294-3157.

The Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation is an independent charitable organization registered with both the Internal Revenue Service and the Pennsylvania Department of State as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.

In existence since 1983, the Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation serves the entire Alle-Kiski Valley by helping to improve the health, wellness and quality of life for those who live or work in the region. The Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation invests many thousands of dollars each year in the Alle-Kiski Valley through grants, programs and services that help fulfill its mission. All of the Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation’s programs and services are provided to the community free of charge.

The Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation is NOT part of any hospital or other organization. It is funded through charitable contributions from caring individuals who feel the need to give something back and through modest investment income.

All funds raised through the generosity of caring individuals from throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley are used for projects, grants and services in the Alle-Kiski Valley, hence our long-standing slogan:

“All Funds Raised at Home, Stay at Home.”

For more information about the Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation and the concepts expressed herein, please contact John Pastorek, President & CEO at (724) 294-3157.

The official registration and financial information of the Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Board Members

Officers:

Chairman
Robert B. Hallman

Vice-Chairman
Susan Scheid

Secretary
Joseph J. Barch

Treasurer
Robert W. Andreen, Esq.

President
John D. Pastorek, CFRE

Directors:

David Gusmar
Robert C. Hallman
John Kuzmirek
Alexander J. Micklow
Raymond E. Muth
Sam Rockwell
Blaze Tatananni
Karen Wantland
Sonny Zampogna

Staff Bios

John Pastorek

AKH Foundation President & CEO John Pastorek, has been certified as a Fund Raising Executive since 1991. John also holds two Bachelor of Science Degrees and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. In addition to non-profit management, John has particular expertise in resource development, organizational development and public relations.

Paula Kuzmirek

Administrative Director Paula Kuzmirek has been a key employee with the AKH Foundation since the year 2000. Her major areas of responsibility include marketing, office technology, volunteer and donor coordination, and special event management. Also a certified notary, Paula has completed classwork, and earned certificates of accomplishment, in many areas.

Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Wed
6:00 pm Addiction & Recovery: Where Can ... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
Addiction & Recovery: Where Can ... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Laurie Johnson-Wade of Lost Dreams Awakening will be presenting a talk entitled “Addiction & Recovery: Where Can I Turn?” to help community members navigate their options when trying to seek help for a family member struggling with drug addition. This free event will take place on Wednesday, October 18,
Oct
27
Fri
6:30 pm AKH Foundation’s 12th Annual Win... @ Hillcrest Country Club
AKH Foundation’s 12th Annual Win... @ Hillcrest Country Club
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for a fun-filled evening at the AKH Foundation’s 12th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner, which will take place on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at Hillcrest Country Club. Please RSVP to this event by calling the Foundation at (724) 294-3157.
Nov
29
Wed
6:00 pm There is Hope For Drug Addiction... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
There is Hope For Drug Addiction... @ Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During her free seminar, “There is Hope For Drug Addiction: Trends, Tragedies and Triumphs,” Laurie Johnson-Wade of Lost Dreams Awakening will share the latest news in dealing with drug addiction to help families better understand how to seek help for this tragic illness. This free event will take place