Howard Hanna Raises $1,033,578 for Children’s Free Care

Pittsburgh, PA (June 1, 2016) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Chairman Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III has announced that the company raised $1,033,578 last year for children’s free care funds at children’s hospitals and related programs/activities in markets where the company does business.  The 2015 Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fundraising Campaign was the first to reach the million dollar milestone through “Chow Chow” events held by Howard Hanna offices.   Events such as luncheons, bowl-a-thons, nights at the races, wine tastings, local restaurant tastings, movie previews or tailgate parties are planned and held by each office with donations from local businesses and support of the community. Howard Hanna also holds an annual companywide raffle during the second half of the year with all proceeds being used for the donations to children’s hospitals and related programs/activities.

“These results go hand in hand with our company – extraordinary people and extraordinary results,” said Hanna.  “It is the commitment of so many within the Howard Hanna family of companies who go above and beyond to make sure their Chow Chow fundraising events are a success for the region’s children.  On behalf of the Hanna family, but most of all the kids at children’s hospitals in our market areas, thank you for the support of our annual campaign.”

Children’s free care funds at children’s hospitals provide medical care to all children, regardless of insurance or the family’s ability to pay, or for cutting-edge care that insurance may not cover.

Each year the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund continues to advance its mission of helping local children and families in need.  The company has raised and donated more than $12 million since 1988 when the campaign began.

Checks were presented to Howard Hanna’s children’s hospital partners:

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, PA)

Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)

Shriners Children’s Hospital (Erie, PA)

University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies (Cleveland, OH)

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)

MetroHealth (Cleveland, OH)

Akron Children’s Hospital (Akron, OH)

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH)

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI)

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (Norfolk, VA)

2015 Campaign Highlights:

150+ Chow Chow events

$1M+ raised

Three offices with totals of $30K+

Five offices with totals of $20K+

Thirty-four offices with totals of $10K+

47% of offices raised more than previous year

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 real estate company in Pennsylvania and Ohio and the 4th largest real estate company in the United States. The family-owned and operated company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 205 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC & MD, Howard Hanna’s more than 7,100 sales associates, managers and employees are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.

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