Passavant Hospital Foundation

Passavant Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in making UPMC Passavant a world-class hospital in our backyard, advancing the health and wellness of the community through education, outreach and grant-making.  But the Foundation can’t do any of it without the help and dedication of people like you! [Read more…]

Vincentian Academy

In 1932, athletes from 17 countries competed in the third Winter Olympics; Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete a transcontinental flight; Babe Ruth pointed to centerfield and hit a home run into those bleachers; Groucho Marx performed on the radio for the first time. Also, on November 14, Vincentian High School, a private, independent, Catholic boarding school for girls, opened in the North Hills. Today, when things change so rapidly and so many other Catholic high schools have disappeared, it is exceptional that Vincentian Academy is celebrating 85 years of providing outstanding Catholic education. What is Vincentian’s secret? Excellence—it is the common denominator throughout Vincentian Academy’s History.  [Read more…]

Give the Gift of Peace of Mind

No one thinks something like this is going to happen to them. My world was turned upside down when Mike died.”

By Janice Lane Palko

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to gift-giving; we mull over what to give our loved ones. But before you hit “place order” on Amazon or take out that plastic card to swipe it through the card reader at the store, there’s something you could purchase that may be above any other gift and that is the gift of security provided by life insurance. [Read more…]

Shady Side Academy’s McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation

Taking Science Education to a New Level

Shady Side Academy is taking science education to a whole new level with the construction of the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation on its 130-acre Senior School campus in Fox Chapel. The 22,000-square-foot, Gold LEED-certified building is scheduled to open in Fall 2018. [Read more…]

Dr. Chufo’s Weight Loss and Wellness Program


Losing weight is the second most popular subject discussed in casual social settings, with weather coming in first. What does this say about the interests that are shared by the majority of people in modern times? It says that we, as a society, are unhappy and are constantly searching for the ultimate weight loss cure. [Read more…]