Because you give, Children's is here for every child

A planned gift to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation allows you to make a real difference in the lives of kids in need while meeting your personal financial goals. Your investment in UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh helps to fuel cutting-edge research, contribute to innovative patient care initiatives, and helps to ensure that every child receives the care he or she needs regardless of a family's ability to pay. A gift like yours is instrumental in ensuring that Children's will always be a place of hope and healing for kids and families.

There are different ways that you can make a gift to change children's lives for the better. This site contains helpful information for you and your advisors and, when the time is right for you, we are happy to partner with you to make the gift that has the impact you envision. Thank you for considering Children's as part of your legacy.

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A Legacy of Compassion

Nearly 130 years ago, the Pittsburgh community came together to establish the region's only children's hospital. In the time since, community members like you have continued to invest in this special institution.

We celebrate our friends who have thoughtfully provided for Children's with a gift in their will or other legacy gift through inclusion in the Jane Holmes Society. If you have included Children's in your plans, we invite you to let us know so we can ensure your gift can be used as intended. A legacy gift means more to our kids and families than you know, and we look forward to thanking you for your thoughtfulness.

Without you, we wouldn't have 130 years of caring to commemorate - nor a world of possibility ahead.

The Story of Jane Holmes
Jane Holmes was a person ahead of her time.

Jane Holmes

(Sources: Lowry, Patricia. “Remembering Jane(s): Two women who shared name and good works changed Pittsburgh,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 9, 2008. Baccelli Vondas, Laura. “A legacy of giving,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 17, 2005. The American Historical Society, Inc. History of Pittsburgh and Environs, Vol. III (New York, 1922), 586-588.)

Born in Ireland in 1805, Jane and her family relocated to the Pittsburgh area when Jane was only 2.

At the time, Pittsburgh was a different place - a small town with few houses, mostly unpaved streets, and air thick with the haze of burning coal fires.

It was here that Jane’s father started a grocery store - one that grew into a successful business, amassing significant wealth for the family. And with the financial success the Holmes family attained, Jane grew into something of an early philanthropist.

Known for her compassion and generosity, Jane spent much of her life helping the less fortunate. In the home she shared with her siblings near the intersection of Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street, Jane was frequently visited by the city’s suffering and poor.

One such visit was made by a little girl who was dying from tuberculosis. With no family and no place to turn, the child looked to Jane for help. Touched by the little girl’s story, Jane arranged for the child’s care until the day the child died.

Determined to make a difference in the lives of those facing serious illness, Jane converted her family’s summer home on Butler Street in Lawrenceville into the Protestant Home for Incurables, later known as Holmes House.

Jane championed many other causes throughout her life, and, even after her death in 1885, Jane’s story of generosity continued.

In her bequest, Jane left funding for various Pittsburgh organizations, including funds to establish a hospital to provide medical care for all children in need, no matter their circumstances. This bequest spurred the creation of the Pittsburgh Hospital for Children - what is now Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Today, more than 130 years after her death, Jane’s story of giving lives on in a hospital that continues to care for every child in need regardless of a family’s ability to pay. It seems only fitting, then, that our planned giving society should be named for a person with such compassion and foresight.

Thank you for being a part of a tradition of caring more than a century and a quarter in the making. We are honored to share in your legacy.

Donor Spotlight

Invest in Better Tomorrows

  • Ranks 8th in the country according to 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report in its survey of America's best children's hospitals

  • Provides free and uncompensated care to 35,000 kids annually

  • Sits on a 10-acre campus with 1.5 million square feet of research and clinical space

  • Offers the precious gift of hope to the children and families who make more than 1 million visits to our locations each year

  • Includes 313 beds and 9 floors of patient care areas

  • Features a state-of-the art 2,000-square-foot Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy space, with a children's theater, two private therapy studios, a pottery nook, a maker space, and more

Give the Gift of Possibility

Gifts in Your Will

A few words in your will can make all the difference to kids and families who need it most. We can provide you with language that meets your needs and creates the impact you envision.

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Beneficiary Designations

Naming Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation as the beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy, or donor advised fund is an easy way to change a child's life. This gift may also result in tax-savings for your loved ones.

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Appreciated Assets

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares brings hope to kids in need while providing a charitable deduction and tax benefits to you.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are over age 70 ½, a gift directly from your IRA can make a real difference for the kids and families we serve while satisfying your required minimum distribution.

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Donor Advised Funds

You can make a gift from your donor advised fund to impact change for kids in need now and help future generations by designating all or a portion of the fund balance to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.

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Gifts of Life Insurance

You can use a life insurance policy in several different ways, like naming Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation as a beneficiary or donating an existing policy that your loved ones don't need, to change the future for so many kids.

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Let’s Talk

Thank you for your interest in supporting Children's! There are many different ways that you can change children's lives for the better, and we are happy to help you make a gift that has the impact you envision. We also welcome the opportunity to work with your advisors to find the best way to meet your personal goals while making a real difference in the lives of kids in need.

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Megan Burdelsky, Gift Planning

412-692-5057
megan.burdelsky@chp.edu

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
  4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Tax ID: 25-1865744

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is the sole fundraising arm of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The foundation exists to provide financial support for the hospital's mission of improving the health and well-being of children, teenagers, and young adults through excellence in patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy.

The foundation is a public charity under 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is the sole fundraising arm of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. All contributions are tax deductible to the limit of the law. Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. The information presented is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult your advisor for more information.

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