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Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund Announces Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr. as New Chairman of the Board

Pittsburgh, PA (May 11, 2021) – The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund Board of Directors recently announced the election of Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr. as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Slaughter has served as a member of the Board since 2012 and is committed to furthering the mission of the Children’s Free Care Fund.

I am honored to be named Chairman of a phenomenally well-run Foundation that supports 15 children’s hospitals around the country,” said Dr. Slaughter. “With millions already donated, our goal is to increase our commitment and encourage others to give so children don’t get denied quality care for those who need hospitalization. Money should not be the differentiating factor for a child receiving medical care, and the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund Foundation’s goal is to maintain this posture of giving for years to come.”

Dr. Slaughter, who currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh, is a leader in both business and philanthropy. With a long history in the financial and real estate service industries, Dr. Slaughter has held various leadership roles such as Christian Management Enterprises, LLC.  He also served as a vice president at Dollar Bank, was a member of the Board of Directors at The Pittsburgh Foundation, and served as Regional Director of Fannie Mae’s Southwestern Pennsylvania Business Center, where he worked alongside Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III, who served as Chair of Fannie Mae’s regional Advisory Board at the time.

“We are proud to name Howard as the next Chairman of the Children’s Free Care Fund. This decision comes after recognizing years of his passion and dedication at the Fund, and we look forward to what the future holds,” said Hanna. “As we make this transition, I would also like to thank Ralph Papa for his leadership throughout the past few years. He served as the Chairman of the Children’s Free Care fund for the past seven years and has agreed to stay on the board for another term.”

Dr. Slaughter’s passion and dedication flourishes in his commitment to service and education. He’s a Veteran with two honorable discharges, serving in the U.S. Navy, where he was selected to work in the Department of Defense in the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, as well as, in the U.S. Army Reserves in the 479th Field Artillery Brigade. He holds a master’s degree in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz, III School of Public Management, a Master of Business Administration from Point Park University, and a Doctor of Science degree in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University. He has also participated in the Yale CEO Leadership Summit Institute, held at the New York Stock Exchange, and he completed Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate.

About Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund: The Hanna family, along with Howard Hanna sales associates and employees, are committed to making their communities better places to live. The company supports many educational, health and social causes and events every year; however, the biggest and most impactful commitment is the annual Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care fundraising campaign. Established in 1988, the mission of the Free Care Fund is to assure that children never be denied the care they need due to lack of funds. Whether helping families without medical insurance afford care for their children, funding cutting-edge medical care that insurance may not cover, or contributing to special programs for children, Howard Hanna is committed to helping children in need in our neighborhoods.

Since its inception in 1988, the Foundation has raised and donated funds to various children’s hospitals and children’s causes in the Howard Hanna Real Estate footprint, which includes the following hospitals in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and New York: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Hamot Health Foundation, Shriners Children’s Hospital of Erie, Hershey Medical Center Children’s Hospital, Pinnacle Health, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, MetroHealth, Akron Children’s Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and Golisano Upstate Children’s Hospital. For more information on Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund, visit: www.HannaFreeCareFund.com.     

About Howard Hanna: Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 family-owned and -operated independent broker in the U.S.A. The full-service real estate company has more than 300 real estate, mortgage, insurance, title and escrow service offices across 11 states, including Allen Tate Realtors in the Carolinas, with more than 12,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate agents. For more information, visit www.HowardHanna.com.

Contact: Josie Schultz, josieschultz@howardhanna.com, 724-290-5916

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